By Carol Belanger Grafton
Spectacular plates reprinted from infrequent nineteenth- and early-20th-century English, French, and Spanish brands' catalogs. four hundred royalty-free examples encouraged via greater than 2,000 years of tile designs produced via the civilizations of Islam, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium, between others. greatest choice of colour tile designs in one quantity.
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In the original catalogs the tiles are recommended for use in a variety of buildings (schools, churches, conservatories, public buildings) and areas (courtyards, halls, vestry rooms, lobbies, vestibules) and for numerous specific surfaces and purposes (fireplaces, pilasters, furniture, flowerboxes, stringcourses, dadoes, friezes, moldings, altar rails and steps, ecclesiastical pavements, inscriptions, baths, skirtings, fenders). The hearth designs can be recognized by their shape (see pp. 52, 53, 58 and 66).
P. cm. (Dover pictorial archive series) ISBN 0-486-26952-3 1. Tiles—Themes, motives. I. Title. II. Series. Y. 11501 PUBLISHER’S NOTE The grand style of public, palatial and ecclesiastical architecture has long entailed the use of decorative floor and wall tiling, which still today strikingly enhances the effects of splendor and permanence integral to the architectural conception. Decorative tiles were first used in the Middle East some 4000 years ago, and gradually spread throughout the region and to the southern Mediterranean.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Grafton, Carol Belanger. 400 Traditional tile designs in full color / selected and arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton. p. cm. (Dover pictorial archive series) ISBN 0-486-26952-3 1. Tiles—Themes, motives. I. Title. II. Series. Y. 11501 PUBLISHER’S NOTE The grand style of public, palatial and ecclesiastical architecture has long entailed the use of decorative floor and wall tiling, which still today strikingly enhances the effects of splendor and permanence integral to the architectural conception.