Tiles: 1000 Years of Architectural Decoration

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Abrams, 1993 - Architecture - 236 pages
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Chronologically surveys the evolution and use of tiles from the relief and inlaid work of medieval England, the patterns of Moorish architecture, and Italian hand-painted tiled murals, to the mass produced tiles of current times

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Ceramic tiles are unjustly neglected in the realm of decorative arts, possibly because they are more often seen as decorative features of larger constructions rather than as individual works. The ... Read full review

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Acknowledgements 5
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PAINTED MAGNIFICENCE
41
THE MARCH OF THE MACHINE
95
Copyright

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van Lemmen taught for many years at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is an established author on the history of tiles and has lectured on the subject in Britain and elsewhere. He is founder member and presently publications editor of the British Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society.

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