Art Nouveau Tiles

Author: Hans van Lemmen
Editor: Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747806820
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At the turn of the last century, Art Noveau, characterised by its natural, swirling lines and exuberant use of colour, held sway as the dominate style in architecture and design. The style defined the Edwardian period, with its departure from more formal Victorian styles. The leading tile manufacturers of the day seized on the popularity of the new style and introduced extensive ranges of Art Noveau tiles, many of them mass-produced in Stoke-on-Trent, the centre of the British pottery industry. The author charts the impact of this sensous style on the tile industry in Britain showing how tiles were made and decorated, and describing the innovations introduced by creative designers such as Lewis Day and William Neatby. With photographs of the tiles, individually and in situ in public buildings and homes, the author examines the diverse range of floral, animal and human subject matter found on Art Nouveau tiles that now make them so appealing to collectors and design historians.

Art Nouveau Tiles C 1890 1914

Author: Sandra Fowler
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764314414
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Dazzling in their bold use of colour and wide range of designs, Art Nouveau tiles are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. These international tile designs encompassed striking decorative elements to be used in residences and public buildings. High fired, these tiles retain their original colour and beauty despite over one hundred years of use. This book, designed for both the beginning collector and the long time lover of tiles, includes full colour examples of over 600 designs. A very useful and beautiful collectors' guide, it provides information about many major tile manufacturers. It is arranged by company and design and contains a guide to market prices, as well as suggestions and tips for tile collectors. Filling a gap in the tile books currently available, this volume provides both the largest collection of single Art Nouveau images published to date, and a concise introduction to the field of tiles. A bibliography contains research sources for more detailed study and information regarding organisations devoted to tile preservation and collection. This is the perfect choice for any lover of ceramic surfaces and those who appreciate and enjoy colour and design. It will undoubtedly be instrumental in not only introducing many to the beauty of Art Nouveau design, but also expanding their interest in collecting this amazing art form.

Art Nouveau Tiles

Author: Pepin Van Roojen
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ISBN: 9789460096525
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PEPIN Colouring Cards Books contain 20 cards, made of the same fine acid-free watercolour paper as our watercolour Postcards Books. The 250 gsm cards are thick enough to make them suitable for mailing and they fit into square 160 x 160 mm envelopes; a standard size available from most stationery shops.

Tiles And Styles Jugendstil And Secession

Author: Ken Forster
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764349157
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This book looks at decorative tiles manufactured in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Bohemia/Moravia/Czechoslovakia in the years between 1895 and 1935. These ceramic tiles, used primarily on walls, floors, and stoves, but also furniture, trays and more, were an affordable decor element that made art accessible to many. They would also turn out to be some of the best examples of the Jugendstil and Secession movements in design: Both were variations of international art nouveau and rejected the conservative aesthetics of mainstream art. In Part I of the book, the author places these movements within the context of art history, then explores the history of the tiles. In Part II, a broad look is taken at arts and crafts and art nouveau tiles, including influences from other Western and Central European nations. With almost 600 colour photographs of tiles, this book will appeal to art historians, decorative arts aficionados, and anyone who appreciates beautiful, inspirational design.

Old House Journal

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.

5000 Years Of Tiles

Author: Hans van Lemmen
Editor: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN: 1588343987
Size: 18,21 MB
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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 the first 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 stylised 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. Placing the tiles firmly in their historical and cultural context, the book highlights both continuity and diversity, the dissemination of techniques and designs, and how tile art in one time and place has inspired and rejuvenated those in others. Tiles are also studied in terms of function as well as form, and the full range of architectural and practical purposes for which they have been used - from floors to roofs, stoves to bathrooms, cathedrals to metro stations - will be explored, along with the various techniques employed to create such versatile pieces. 5000 Years of Tiles is the essential, most comprehensive single volume for anyone interested in the ceramic, decorative, and architectural arts.

Old House Journal

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.

Federation Annandale

Author: Marghanita Da Cruz
Editor: Marghanita da Cruz
ISBN: 1300070757
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Federation Annandale provides an insight into the Annandale community in the first decade of the 20th Century. It takes a brief diversion to the Annandale of a hundred years earlier. Annandale is a small inner city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales. In 1901, the colony of New South Wales joined a federation of six states to form the Commonwealth of Australia. Federation Annandale: A Short Walk is the second book in a series which explores today's Annandale, while delving into its past. This book concentrates on the Annandale of the first decade of the 20th Century, with a brief diversion to 1808. Annandale is part of land granted to George Johnston in the 1790s. On 26th January 1808, Johnston lead Australia's only military coup. The book covers the opening of a state of manufacturing piano factory, introduction of electricity and incineration, sculptors, the Mayor and Mayoress of Annandale, who went on to become Sir and Lady Taylor, and Mary Mackillop's convent in Annandale.

Old House Journal

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.

Berlitz London Pocket Guide

Author: Berlitz
Editor: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
ISBN: 1780047797
Size: 13,87 MB
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One of the most exciting and dynamic world cities, London is an extraordinary megalopolis, packed with both historic and cutting-edge attractions. This concise, full-colour guide has been fully updated by our expert author and tells you everything you need to know about the city's best places to visit, from buzzy Soho and the South Bank's theatrical landmarks to Kensington's great museums and the Tower of London. It is packed with beautiful pictures and handy maps help you find your way around. The guide is full of ideas for enjoying this powerhouse capital city, with our 10 top attractions in London followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in the city, as well as the lowdown on shopping, entertainment and nightlife, sports, and activities for children. You'll get the essential background on London's culture as well as carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.