A dazzling visual history of ceramic tiles from around the world and across the centuries. This striking book gathers together an extensive collection of ceramic tiles from around the world and explores their rich history, purpose, and decorative qualities. For centuries, tiles have been used for both functional and aesthetic purposes on the interiors of buildings. Found in a multitude of shapes, sizes, colors, and designs, ranging from complex geometrical Islamic patterns to figurative seventeenth-century tiles are among the most varied ceramic products. This luxurious sourcebook, curated by the award-winning studio Here Design, is organized chronologically and features tiles in every variety of shapes, displaying each individual tile type and its overall laid pattern in vivid color. The Tile Book is a dazzling mosaic, with colors and patterns that will uplift and inspire.
- 320 Color Illustrations
- Here Design, Terry Bloxham (Introduction)
- 304 pages
- 7 inches W x 6.9 inches L x 1.3 inches H
- Thames & Hudson
- Decorative Arts
- Item #: 978-0500480250