Plates and Dishes

Plates and Dishes

by Stephen Schacher
     
 
The blue plate special, meatloaf, a cheeseburger deluxe, a milkshake in a frosty mixing canister, a hot cup of joe—all served by a friendly face in a well-lighted aluminum tube. Such are the special joys of the American diner. And it was just these pleasures that photographer Stephan Schacher set out to document when he left New York on a journey through North

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The blue plate special, meatloaf, a cheeseburger deluxe, a milkshake in a frosty mixing canister, a hot cup of joe—all served by a friendly face in a well-lighted aluminum tube. Such are the special joys of the American diner. And it was just these pleasures that photographer Stephan Schacher set out to document when he left New York on a journey through North America that would test both his stomach and his resolve. Schacher's mission: to feed his hunger only at diners, and to photograph both his meal and his server every time. The result is a unique and deeply human story—quirky and nostalgic and generous—of one man's quest to discover North America's diner culture and his own place in it.Traveling from a Jersey diner to the Canadian Rockies to a shoreside clambake shack on the Pacific Ocean, Schacher's culinary adventure is documented here with a wealth of visual materials. The author's arresting

Author Biography: Stephen Schacher studied fine arts and photography at the Art Center College of Design. He has workedon assignment for various magazines, including Interview, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, and has done portraits of such celebrities as Christo, Wolfgang Joop, and the Dalai Lama. Schacher has been living and working in New York and Zurich since 1997.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568985053
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.79(d)

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