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Title The tile book : history, pattern, design / introduction by Terry Bloxham.

Publication Info. London : Thames & Hudson, V&A Publishing, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  738.6 TILE    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  738.6 VICTORIA    Check Shelf
Description 303 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Note "First published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Thames & Hudson Ltd., in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum." -- title page verso.
"Text and V&A photographs ©2019 Victoria and Albert Museum, London." -- title page verso.
"Design ©2019 Thames & Hudson Ltd., London." -- title page verso.
Design by Here Desing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 297) and index.
Summary "Everywhere in the world, tiles add colour and decoration to the facades and interiors of buildings. Both functional and decorative, and found in a multitude of shapes, sizes and designs - ranging from complex geometrical Islamic patterns to figurative 17th-century Delftware - they are among the most varied ceramic products. This striking book gathers together a diverse collection of ceramic tiles, and explores their rich history, purpose and decorative qualities. An introduction traces the little-known history of tiles, from their earliest mass production in Europe in the 13th century to today, and presents the development of different types of tile. Throughout this stunning book, tiles in every variety of shape are organized chronologically to illustrate the evolution of styles. 'The Tile Book' is luxuriously illustrated, with generous examples of each individual tile type and their overall laid patterns exhibited over double-page spreads. Captions provide descriptions of each tile, with some detailing interesting locations, trends or influential designers. Interspersed in this invaluable sourcebook, are tiles shown in situ around the world and at different periods in their remarkable history. This book is a dazzling mosaic, with colours and patterns that will uplift and inspire." -- publisher's description.
Subject Tiles -- History.
Ceramic tiles -- History.
Ceramic tiles. (OCoLC)fst01920970
Tiles. (OCoLC)fst01150910
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Bloxham, Terry.
Victoria and Albert Museum.
V&A Publishing.
ISBN 9780500480250 (hbk.)
0500480257 (hbk.)
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