Hans Van Lemmen 5000 Years of Tiles

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5000 Years of Tiles

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5000 Years of Tiles is the essential, single - volume colour compendium of tile art and production around the world, from ancient times to the present day. Over 350 beautiful colour illustrations showcase an incredible range of tile arts, including the first fired roof tiles i n ancient Greece in the third millennium BC, English medieval floor pavements from Clarendon Palace, figural tiles from China, richly patterned Iznik tiles from the Islamic world and stylized ceramic tiles of the Arts and Crafts movement. Placing the tiles firmly in their historical and cultural context, this richly illustrated book highlights the continuity and diversity of tiles , examining how tile art in one time and place has inspired and rejuvenated those in others. The function and form of this versat ile art is examined in stunning detail, from floors to roofs, stoves to bathrooms, cathedrals to metro stations to reveal a fascinating history of design, colour and decoration .

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Paperback. Pub Date :2013-10-07 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: Thames Hudson 5000 Years of Tiles is the essential. single - volume colour compendium of tile art and production around the world. from ancient times to the present day. Over 350 beautiful colour illustrations showcase an incredible range of tile arts. including the first fired roof tiles in ancient Greece in the third millennium BC. English medieval floor pavements from Clarendon Palace. figural tiles from China. richly patterned Iznik tiles from the Islamic world and stylized ceramic tiles of the Arts and Crafts movement. Placing the tiles firmly in their historical and cultural context. this richly illustrated book highlights the continuity and diversity of tiles. examining how tile art in one time and place has inspired and rejuvenated those in others. The function and form of this versat ile art is ...

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'A good starting point for tile lovers, which s well illustrated with brief explanations on tile making, history and culture'
The Lady
'This handsome book packed with superb illustrations and informative text traces the history of tiles from the earliest times to the present day'
London Potters News
This well researched book is great for dipping into and provides hours of fascinating reading.

Kent Potters Association
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