The decorative tile in architecture and interiors

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Phaidon, Sep 20, 2000 - Architecture - 240 pages
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This text aims to integrate tiles and their design and manufacture, with therchitectural and social environment in which they were used. It concentratesarticularly on the "golden age" of tiles in the 19th century when theirroduction became a major industry.;Ceramic tiles are one of the oldest andost universally employed forms of architectural decoration. During the 19thentury this medium reached a zenith and this book highlights the way inhich the Industrial Revolution transformed the use of ceramic tiles inuildings. It not only brought new techniques and equipment for productionut created an expanding world market for decorative building materials.;Theook features the variety of techniques used by decorative tile manufacturersnd the way in which designers, architects and builders exploited the colouralette of ceramic glazes. Coupled with design ideas from around the worldnd from the history of ceramics, the resulting buildings show how thereative use of ceramic tiles can produce architecture and interiors ofuality.

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This visually stunning volume successfully integrates the history and development of decorative tile--from ancient Egyptian and Middle Eastern times to the present--with details of design and ... Read full review


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Herbert is a writer and lecturer and chairman of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society.

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