Author: Andrea Osgood

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Belle Kogan: Designing a Place for Women in the Field of Industrial Design
In the late 1920s, industrial design began to emerge as a viable field in the United States.  Because of the Great Depression, there was a great deal of competition among companies who were beginning to rely on visual form as a way to sell products. Men dominated the field until Belle Kogan came on the...
blue and bronze glass ewer
A Look at Safavid Glass
Looking at this colored glass ewer that was produced in Iran sometime in the seventeenth to early eighteenth century, during the late Safavid dynasty,  I cannot help but be reminded of a colored glass wine bottle.  Coincidentally, this vessel most likely would have been used for wine as well, since much of the glass production...