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Dishes : 623 colourful, wonderful dinner plates

Author: Shax Riegler
Publisher: New York : Workman, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A definitive guide to the colorful, wonderful dinner plate, with hundreds of patterns organized thematically and annotated with historical details and charming anecdotes that span centuries and continents ... including more than 600 of history's most stunning plates, profiles of iconic manufacturers like Wedgwood, Spode, and Homer Laughlin, and patterns by world-famous artists and designers from Frank Lloyd Wright  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shax Riegler
ISBN: 9781579655495 1579655491
OCLC Number: 857524761
Description: 453 pages : color illustrations ; 11 x 16 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A warning --
Elegance & tradition (Asian influences ; Neoclassicism ; Classic white ; Art on the edge ; Monograms ; Ten patterns that have stood the test of time) --
Clor & form (Flow blue ; Early innovations ; Bringing color to the table ; Glass ; Trendy tables ; Fashion plates) --
Art & craft (Tin-glazed earthenware ; Folk traditions ; A rooster in the kitchen ; Painting ladies ; Bespoke tableware ; Artistic visions) --
Flora & fauna (Flower power ; Chintzes ; Into the woods ; Natutre's bounty ; Up in the air ; Under the sea ; The hunt ; Man's best friend) --
People & places (Travel and transport ; Pretty views ; Storied plates ; New England life ; Souvenirs ; Four plate-sized tours of big-city sights ; 1939 World's Fair ; Restaurant ware ; No place like home) --
Holidays & celebrations (Special occasions ; Five events commemorated on a dish ; Hallowe'en ; Thanksgiving ; Christmas ; Children's plates) --
Appendix A: 100 most popular patterns --
Appendix B: Tips for collectors.
Responsibility: Shax Riegler ; photographs by Robert Bean.

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There are shoe people, there are bag people, and there are dish people. This book is suitable for the latter, with hundreds of patterns organised thematically and annotated with historical details  Read more...

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