By (author) Hans van Lemmen
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Coade Stone by Hans van Lemmen
Book DescriptionThe Coade stone factory in London, which was active between 1769 and 1840, was owned and managed by Mrs Eleanor Coade, a remarkable Georgian business woman. Her firm produced all kinds of architectural ornaments and statues, which were used by leading Georgian architects of the day for the embellishment of town and country houses and other important buildings. Coade stone was fired clay made using a special formula, but it was marketed as 'artificial stone' since at that time stone was the preferred material for architectural decoration. This book charts the history of Coade stone, the techniques of production, the sculptors who provided designs, and the architects who used it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806448
(250mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans van Lemmen
Art Deco Tiles, Paperback (September 2012)
Art Deco was arguably the twentieth century's popular and memorable design movement, and has come to define the inter-war period with its clean sleek lines, streamlined shapes, bold abstract forms and bright colours. This book charts the impact of this style on the production of tiles and architectural faience in Britain.
Art Nouveau Tiles, Paperback (August 2008)
Art Nouveau is characterised by its ornamental curvilinear design and use of sinuous line and vibrant colour. This book charts the impact of this style on the tile industry in Britain, showing how tiles were made and decorated. It employs photographs of tiles to examine the range of floral, animal and human subject matter found on the tiles.
Delftware Tiles, Paperback (February 2005)» View all books by Hans van Lemmen
This book traces the history of delftware tiles, describes how they were made and explains the differences between Dutch and English delftware tiles.
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Author Biography - Hans van Lemmen
Hans van Lemmen taught for many years at Leeds Metroplitan University. He is an established author on the history of tiles and has lectured on the subject in Britain and elsewhere. He has written a number of books on tiles for the Shire Album series and is a found member and presently publications editor of the British Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society.
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