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400 Traditional Tile Designs in Full Color by Carol Belanger Grafton

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 by means of greater than 2,000 years of tile designs produced by means of the civilizations of Islam, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium, between others. biggest choice of colour tile designs in one quantity.

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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.

And the basic bordered “carpet” format could, for most designs, readily be adapted to broader rectangular floor and wall surfaces of many differing proportions. In these 416 examples the designer and architect of the present day will rediscover the dazzling richness of a great tradition.

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. They seem to have appeared in Europe only early in the current millennium (centuries after the arrival of mosaic), when they reached Spain via the Moors.

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