By Carol Belanger Grafton

ISBN-10: 048631975X

ISBN-13: 9780486319759

Spectacular plates reprinted from infrequent nineteenth- and early-20th-century English, French, and Spanish brands' catalogs. four hundred royalty-free examples encouraged by way of greater than 2,000 years of tile designs produced by means of the civilizations of Islam, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium, between others. biggest number of colour tile designs in one quantity.

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Dover pictorial archive series) ISBN 0-486-26952-3 1. Tiles—Themes, motives. I. Title. II. Series. Y. 11501 PUBLISHER’S NOTE The grand style of public, palatial and ecclesiastical architecture has long entailed the use of decorative floor and wall tiling, which still today strikingly enhances the effects of splendor and permanence integral to the architectural conception. Decorative tiles were first used in the Middle East some 4000 years ago, and gradually spread throughout the region and to the southern Mediterranean.

Fils, Paris. Many of the designs are credited, several to artists and architects of some reputation in their time. They appear, of course, greatly reduced, reflecting ratios of 1:6,1:8,1:10, 1:15 and 1:16. In the original catalogs the tiles are recommended for use in a variety of buildings (schools, churches, conservatories, public buildings) and areas (courtyards, halls, vestry rooms, lobbies, vestibules) and for numerous specific surfaces and purposes (fireplaces, pilasters, furniture, flowerboxes, stringcourses, dadoes, friezes, moldings, altar rails and steps, ecclesiastical pavements, inscriptions, baths, skirtings, fenders).

P. cm. (Dover pictorial archive series) ISBN 0-486-26952-3 1. Tiles—Themes, motives. I. Title. II. Series. Y. 11501 PUBLISHER’S NOTE The grand style of public, palatial and ecclesiastical architecture has long entailed the use of decorative floor and wall tiling, which still today strikingly enhances the effects of splendor and permanence integral to the architectural conception. Decorative tiles were first used in the Middle East some 4000 years ago, and gradually spread throughout the region and to the southern Mediterranean.

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