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1,000 Tiles: Ten Centuries of Decorative…

1,000 Tiles: Ten Centuries of Decorative Ceramics

by Gordon Lang

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811842355, Paperback)

Chalky blues, sultry ochres, imperial reds, 1,000 Tiles dazzles with the brilliant color and design that has adorned even the farthest reaches of the world down through the centuries. From Mesopotamian to Post-modern examples, each exquisite tile or tile plate is presented in rich color and matched with a profile describing its origin, history, symbolism, and decorative motifs, as well as providing information on techniques such as fire glazing and dust pressing. Arranged by period and style, this comprehensive book makes it easy to access tiles from any era or movement. Artists and designers looking for inspiration, especially in the realm of patterns and color play, will find much to admire in this visually arresting volume. Complete with a resource section and tips for building a collection, 1,000 Tiles is the ultimate guide to an ancient art form that remains vital today.

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"For centuries, decorative tiles have graced the most exquisite of structures to the most humble of abodes. Whether it's a geometric mosaic on a mosque wall or earthy terra-cotta tiles edging a fireplace, decorative ceramics add color and vibrancy to any space." "Organized by period and type, this comprehensive compendium features 1,000 full-color images illustrating one thousand years of stylistic evolution, each matched with an intriguing profile. Under general editor Gordon Lang, expert authors cover all the details - everything from fire glazing to relief molding - ranging from Mesopotamian tiles to contemporary designs. With a section on collecting tiles and a comprehensive resource listing at back, 1000 Tiles is the ultimate guide to tiles from across the globe and through the centuries."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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