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5000 Years of Tiles
Contributor(s): Van Lemmen, Hans (Author)

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ISBN: 1588343987     ISBN-13: 9781588343987
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
OUR PRICE: $33.96  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: October 2013

Annotation: "5000 Years of Tiles is a comprehensive, full-color exploration of tile art and production worldwide, from earliest times to the present day. The book is both an authoritative work of reference and a visual delight, ranging from ancient Greece, where thefirst fired roof tiles date from as early as the third millennium BC, to twentieth-century Mexico. Along the way we encounter stunning examples of the tiler's art: the enormous English medieval floor pavements from Byland Abbey and Clarendon Palace; figural tiles from China, intended to adorn roofs and ward off evil; the famous Iznik tiles from the Islamic world, with their richly decorative patterns; the highly stylized ceramic tiles of the Arts and Crafts movement; and the tiles created by some of the finest ceramic artists and potters of the twenty-first century"--
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BISAC Categories:
- Antiques & Collectibles | Art
- Architecture | Decoration & Ornament
- Design | Decorative Arts
Dewey: 620.142
LCCN: 2013023242
Physical Information: 0.93" H x 8.75" W x 10.84" (3.00 lbs) 320 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): HANS VAN LEMMEN is a tile historian, author, lecturer, and the current president of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramic Society. He has curated several exhibitions on tiles and is the author of numerous books including Tiles in Architecture (1993), Delftware Tiles (1997), and 700 Years of English Tiles (2010).
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