Tiles: 1,000 Years of Architectural Decoration

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Tiles: 1,000 Years of Architectural Decoration. by Harry N Abrams.

Ceramic tiles are unjustly neglected in the realm of decorative arts, possibly because they are more often seen as decorative features of larger constructions rather than as individual works.

The opulent color illustrations offered by Van Lemmen ( Victorian Tiles , State Mutual Book & Periodical Serv., 1990) give full justice to decorative tiles from medieval times to the present, showing their versatility both indoors and out.

However, the text is somewhat overshadowed by the splendor of the illustrations and does not have as much depth as one would like.

Still, this international survey has only one predecessor in English, Anne Berendsen's Tiles: A General History ( LJ 10/15/67); and while Berendsen's book includes Europe and the Middle East, Van Lemmen covers Europe and North America.

This welcome addition to a sparse field is recommended for all decorative arts collections. - Constance Ashmore Fairchild, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Urbana-Champaign Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. .)

Published/Edition: ; (September 1993) . ISBN/0810938677

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DescriptionTiles: 1,000 Years of Architectural Decoration. by Harry N Abrams.

Ceramic tiles are unjustly neglected in the realm of decorative arts, possibly because they are more often seen as decorative features of larger constructions rather than as individual works.

The opulent color illustrations offered by Van Lemmen ( Victorian Tiles , State Mutual Book & Periodical Serv., 1990) give full justice to decorative tiles from medieval times to the present, showing their versatility both indoors and out.

However, the text is somewhat overshadowed by the splendor of the illustrations and does not have as much depth as one would like.

Still, this international survey has only one predecessor in English, Anne Berendsen's Tiles: A General History ( LJ 10/15/67); and while Berendsen's book includes Europe and the Middle East, Van Lemmen covers Europe and North America.

This welcome addition to a sparse field is recommended for all decorative arts collections. - Constance Ashmore Fairchild, Univ. of Illinois Lib., Urbana-Champaign Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. .)

Published/Edition: ; (September 1993) . ISBN/0810938677

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