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Delftware Tiles by Hans van Lemmen
Book DescriptionItalian potters brought the art of making tin-glazed tiles to the Low Countries in the early sixteenth century. Native potters copied the technique and in the seventeenth century they began to manufacture the distinctive blue and white Dutch tiles. Huge quantities were produced during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, first in the Netherlands and later in Britain. Because the best tiles and other tin-glazed pottery came from Delft, the name of the town became associated with this ware. 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806110
(210mm x 150mm x 2mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
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.
Coade Stone, Paperback (February 2006)» View all books by Hans van Lemmen
The Coade stone factory in London was active between 1769 and 1840. Coade stone was fired clay made using a special formula, but it was marketed as 'artificial stone'. 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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Author Biography - Hans van Lemmen
Hans van Lemmen was born and educated in the Netherlands before moving to Britain. He is an established author on the history of tiles and architectural ceramics and has lectured on the subject in Britain and elsewhere. He is a founder member and presently chairman of the British Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society. He has written several titles for the Shire list on tiles and architectural ceramics.
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