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Dish Hardcover – 30 Sep 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Artisan (30 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579654126
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579654122
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 2.2 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,485,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Definitive guide to dishware."

"Required reading."

Required reading. "

Definitive guide to dishware. "

About the Author

Shax Riegler is the executive editor of "House Beautiful""." He s previously worked at "House & Garden"", Martha Stewart Living"", ""Travel + Leisure"", " and "Vogue". He is completing a PhD from the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.

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I like it because it has a lot of pictures reflecting different styles. Not really for people in need of contemporary design, but suitable for those who enjoy classic decor and inspiration on a revival subject.
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A big beautiful book which is going to take me some time to read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x938183e4) out of 5 stars Exquisite Dish 23 Oct. 2011
By Chris Berger - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This gorgeous book has gone a long way to encourage my "dish mania"...As a mere casual collector, I was delighted to discover that I'm in excellent company in my love of these objects. Contents ranging from extraordinary works of art to humble workhorses --- I so appreciate the fascinating histories and Shax Riegler's deftly written text that accompanies page after page of sumptuous photography. Fellow dish lovers and everyone with an appreciation for tableware of any kind are sure to be as thrilled as I am with this generous, dinner plate-sized tome's ability to give us such richly detailed, up close and personal views of so many beautiful, humorous, rare and unusual pieces---without leaving out those everyday pieces that so many of us grew up with---all making for the most satisfying of careful reading or casual viewing. This book makes me very happy. I'm gifting DISH big-time this holiday season. Supremely well done.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93818438) out of 5 stars The dish on Dish 29 Sept. 2011
By vintagetable - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is a well researched lovely walk through the history of dinner plates. From basic form and function to the art of plate design and decoration. As someone who has collected plates and used them for everything from dining to making headboards to mosaic tile work, I am thrilled to see the many patterns I have loved over the years and many I have yet to find! Thanks to the author for his tribute to the art in our everyday lives!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93234864) out of 5 stars Fantastic book! 21 Dec. 2011
By Pam S. - Published on
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I'm a china maven, and this book is a must have for anyone who is. It covers high end china to everyday dishes. The pictures are gorgeous and the information provided very interesting. I will be browsing through this book for years to come.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93379f24) out of 5 stars Great Book for learning and dreaming 28 Dec. 2011
By Seafox - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The correct dish can make an otherwise normal meal an event. That said, I' am an avid collector of dishes and with nearly 40 sets that span the spectrum, I'm always looking for the next set. This book is a work of art and very informative. It has turned out to be my favorite gift this year. One flaw (in my opinion)... the end shows the 100 most popular patterns, but it relies on the data files of Replacements Unlimited. That is a false set of data in that the firm is almost exclusively utilized by Americans and as such is heavy on American patterns. It totally disregards many of the significant patterns produced by the great porcelain houses of Europe .... where is Coalport's Indian Tree.... the world's most enduring china pattern?

If you love dishes or are just curious...maybe a bride looking for her pattern???? Buy this book!!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93818900) out of 5 stars Wonderful, but Dangerous to Collectors 16 Jan. 2012
By Cathy C - Published on
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Dish is a beautiful book which surveys dishes across the centuries. He looks around the world for interesting dishes. And it is fun to see what dishes you own that he includes in the book. The feature at the back where he lists the 100 most popular patterns according to Replacements, Ltd. is pure fun.

The danger to a collector is seeing and wanting. There are many things which are new and beautiful and the collecting urge springs up as it does so often. So collectors, beware!
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