Dimensions: 304 Pages, 10.24 × 10.24 × 0.79 in
Published: September 10, 2013
Publisher: Artisan Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1579654126
ISBN - 13: 9781579654122
About the Book
As every great hostess knows, the right dinner plates bring design, color, and drama to the table and elevate an ordinary meal into something special. "Dish" is a visual celebration of these everyday pieces of art that have been the objects of desire of kings, queens, brides, chefs, and hostesses for centuries. 280 pp. 17,5000 print.
From the Publisher
A globe-trotting, century-hopping celebration of
As every great hostess knows, the right dinner plates bring design,
color, and drama to the table and elevate an ordinary meal into
something special. Dish is a visual celebration of these
everyday pieces of art that have been the objects of desire of
kings, queens, brides, chefs, and hostesses for centuries.From the
first wooden trenchers of the Middle Ages to the
seventeenth-century China trade, from twentieth-century designer
wares to the colorful melamine plates so widely available today,
more than 800 plates are on display here. With insightful
descriptions and an expert''s knowledge, author Shax Riegler makes
the case that the dinner plate is so much more than just a vessel
to deliver food; it''s a piece of art to be admired.These are
plates created by storied masters such as Spode and Wedgwood,
modernists like Russel Wright and Homer Laughlin, and even today''s
contemporary designers like Vera Wang and Diane von Furstenberg.
Dish shows them in full color with large photographs,
detail shots, and even back-of-the-plate photos, delivering a feast
for the eyes for obsessive fans and casual admirers alike.With a
timeline of plate highlights in history, sidebars showcasing the
most popular designers, and a list of the top 100 patterns of all
time, Dish will leave readers looking at the common dinner
plate in a whole new way.
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.
"Definitive guide to dishware."