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Dishes is the dish obsessive’s dream come true―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. The book is chock-full of everything a dish lover could hope for, including more than 600 of history’s most stunning plates; profiles of iconic manufacturers like Wedgwood, Spode, and Homer Laughlin; patterns by world-famous artists and designers, from Frank Lloyd Wright to Vera Wang; and so much more. This chunky, intensely satisfying little package makes the perfect gift for antiques collectors, decorators, brides-to-be, hostesses, and anyone else who finds tableware addictingly irresistible.

Paperback: 456 pages

Publisher: Artisan (November 5, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1579655491

ISBN-13: 978-1579655495

Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.1 x 6 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #995,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #88 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Houseware & Dining > Kitchenware #93 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Houseware & Dining > Porcelain & China #170 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Entertaining & Holidays > Tablesetting

There are lots of pretty pictures, but I was hoping for something that would teach me more about dishes, their history, their makers, their value, etc. I didn't learn anything from this book- there isn't much text at all. What little text there is, is not particularly useful, either, just statements like "Humans love animals so it should come as no surprise that animals form a popular dinnerware motif." Plus it is a very tiny, palm sized book, almost distractingly small. I was so excited to get this book, since I love plates so much, but unfortunately it was a disappointment.

This pocketbook-size book is just a smaller version of Riegler's book Dish: 813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner Plates. Had I been sure of this, I would not have purchased it since I have the larger, more in-depth book. The photographs are amazing, however, and this is still a fun little book to have lying around.

A comprehensive, delightful gem of a book. Super gift for that hard to buy for collector, entertainer and person who has everything !

Good read very informative and great pictures. Have it on my Kindle Fire and refer to it when I go to auctions.

If you love dishes, china, plates, whatever you call them, whether on your table, a hutch or on the wall, this is a book to savor!

I ordered this book and received it literally a day and a half later. Perfect condition- adorable book!!!! So excited!!!

Great book. Learned alot about bone china which I'm addicted to. Very interesting

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