By (author) Hans van Lemmen
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Tiled Furniture by Hans van Lemmen
Book DescriptionAt the Great Exhibition of 1851, English manufacturers showed furniture in which ceramic plaques painted at the Worcester factory were used. As tiles became more readily available, pictorial and patterned tiles were used as decoration and protection on a range of items throughout the house, from bedroom wash-stands to hall-stands, tile screens, pot-stands and flower boxes. The author describes and illustrates the variety of material used in conjunction with tiles, the range of prevailing styles, from Gothic to Anglo-Japanese, with which they were combined, the furniture manufacturers producing tiled pieces, and the tilemakers themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747800460
(210mm x 149mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hans van Lemmen
5000 Years of Tiles, Paperback (October 2013)
A colour compendium of tile art and production from around the world, ranging from ancient times onwards. Placing the tiles firmly in their historical and cultural context, it highlights the continuity and diversity of tiles, examining how tile art in one time and place has inspired and rejuvenated those in others.
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 in Holland and studied at the Utrecht College of Art. His interest in tiles grew out of a study of Dutch and English architectural decoration. He is founder member and presently chairman of the British Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society.
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