1,000 Tiles: Ten Centuries of Decorative Ceramics

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Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 2004 - Design - 320 pages
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Chalky blues, sultry ochres, imperial reds, 1,000 Tiles dazzles with the brilliant color and design that has adorned even the farthest reaches of the world down through the centuries. From Mesopotamian to Post-modern examples, each exquisite tile or tile plate is presented in rich color and matched with a profile describing its origin, history, symbolism, and decorative motifs, as well as providing information on techniques such as fire glazing and dust pressing. Arranged by period and style, this comprehensive book makes it easy to access tiles from any era or movement. Artists and designers looking for inspiration, especially in the realm of patterns and color play, will find much to admire in this visually arresting volume. Complete with a resource section and tips for building a collection, 1,000 Tiles is the ultimate guide to an ancient art form that remains vital today.

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Lang, Sotheby's ceramics expert, presents a history of decorative tiles, beginning with 13th-century tiles made after the revival of glazed pottery in early Islamic society, from which present-day ... Read full review

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Gordon Lang is a specialist in ceramics and has been working for Sotheby's for 17 years. He's published a number of works on ceramics and contributes to a variety of programs for the BBC. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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