Extremely popular today, decorative ceramic tiles have graced the exteriors and interiors of Western buildings since the Middle Ages. This lavishly illustrated book offers a wealth of information and inspiration as it surveys tiles in architecture, gardens, and interiors from Delftware and the Moorish style to Art Deco and the Omega workshops of the Bloomsbury group. Many exquisite examples are displayed along with photographs and paintings showing tiles in various period settings from Renaissance to Gothic Revival. No other book provides such a comprehensive account of tiles and tilework. Focusing on techniques as well as design, it will appeal to architects, designers, and ceramicists, as well as to collectors.
- ISBN: 9780810965980
- Publication Date: November 1, 2002