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At 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 Details

ISBN: 9780747800460
ISBN-10: 0747800464
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x 3mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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