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Medieval Tiles (Paperback)

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During the Middle Ages decorative floor tiles were used in abbey churches, royal palaces, parish churches and the homes of wealthy citizens. Tiles were durable and hygienic and added a new decorative element to the interior. Despite their simple tools and kiln equipment, the medieval tile makers proved extremely skilful in the production of different types of tile. They ranged from variously shaped plain tiles, which were assembled into complex mosaic floors, to two-coloured inlaid tiles, and stamped-relief and line-impressed tiles, all decorated with a wealth of different patterns and designs. Many medieval tiles disappeared during nineteenth-century restorations but the designs lived on in the copies made by Victorian tile manufacturers. Throughout Britain, tiles can still be seen 'in situ' on the sites of former abbeys as well as in medieval cathedrals and parish churches, and the British Museum has an extensive and important collection.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureReligious buildingsArt, Fashion & PhotographyAntiques & collectablesCeramics, glass & kitchenwareArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsCeramic arts, pottery, glassHistory & Politics Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 20/01/2001 ISBN-13: 9780747804635  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Hans van Lemmen taught for many years at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is an established author on the history of tiles and has lectured on the subject in Britain and elsewhere. he has written many other books for Shire. Hans van Lemmen is a founder member and presently publications editor of the British Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society.

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