Shax Riegler

DISHES — Paperback Out this Fall!

Look for the paperback in November 2013!




A Globe-Trotting, Century-Hopping Celebration
of the Art of the Dinner Plate!


Originally published in October 2011

From classic blue-and-white to colorful Fiesta and beyond, plates bring color, art, and craftsmanship to our dinner tables. DISH offers something for everyone who's ever (even slightly) pondered the seemingly endless possibilities of patterns for their table. With a bold, lively mix of pieces, it's a visual extravaganza of more than 800 plates—spanning time periods and styles—delivering a feast for the eyes of collectors and casual admirers alike.



Praise for DISH
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Excerpts, Interviews, Misc.
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Praise for the first edition:


"Gloriously illustrated and insightful."
Elle Decor, October 2011

"A fascinating look at dinner plates through the ages."
House Beautiful, October 2011

"A beguiling gallimaufry."
Antiques, January-February 2012

"A fascinating book sure to please."
Baton Rouge Advocate, 5/​17/​12

"A feast for the eyes."
San Francisco Chronicle, 3/​4/​12

"Excellent... with plates from around the world."
Palm Beach Daily News, 3/​21/​12

"Compellingly luscious photos... flipping through these pages could launch a new hobby."
Design New England, January 2012

"An irresistible candy store for anyone with an interest in decorative domesticity. … Whether you're an Anglophile or a modernist, have a butler's pantry worth of shelves or space for only one pattern in a service for four, Shax Riegler's splendid book may inspire you to re-think how you dress your dinner table."
—Kate McDonough, TheCityCook.com

"A revealing portfolio of porcelain spanning centuries and continents."
Travel + Leisure, September 2011

"Definitive guide to dishware."
Austin American-Statesman, 1/​4/​12

"A coffee table book that’s equally at home on the dining table."
Denver Post, 11/​9/​11

"The humble dinner plate as a snapshot of the Zeitgeist... the plates profiled in this remarkable and beautiful book are like moments of time captured in porcelain."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/​27/​11

"A gorgeous exploration of collectible tableware."
Houston Chronicle, 12/​23/​11

"If you relish setting a table, you will adore Dish."
—Steven Wayne Yvaska, San Jose Mercury News, 12/​16/​11

"Appetizing exploration."
—Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal, 11/​4/​11. Reprinted in Belleville News Democrat, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Miami Herald, Modesto Bee, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, San Bernardino Sun, The Times Leader