Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration : from the Medieval Period to the Twentieth Century

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Routledge, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 203 pages
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Providing hands on advice for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration is a unique and valuable guide.

Topics covered offer practical guidance on conservation and restoration techniques including the problems of manufacture, cleaning, replacement or repair and mortars. Techniques are illustrated by comprehensive case studies, against a background of the role of past architects and designers in historic schemes.

* Unique guide to the conservation and restoration of architectural tiles
* International case studies provide inspiration and tips for best practice
* Learn from the author's 20 years experience in the field
 

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Contents

1 Looking at tile schemes
1
2 Tile making past and present
16
3 Mortar and construction methods used in historic tile schemes
55
4 Principals of conservation for architectural tile schemes
83
5 Methods of conservation
95
6 Tools products and health and safety
151
7 Case studies
156
Bibliography and references
197
Appendix
200
Index
201
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About the author (2005)

The author began work in architectural ceramic conservation in 1983 with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, and became head of the conservation department the following year. From 1987 to 1990 she moved to Naylor Conservation and worked on sculpture restoration, but returned to Ironbridge in 1990 to open Jackfield Conservation Studio as an independent workshop within the Jackfield Tile Museum. She has published several articles and her projects include the successful completion of the Royal Doulton Frieze 'Pottery Through The Ages' by Bayes, the largest piece of polychromatic ceramic sculpture in the world.

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