The Brickbuilder Volume 8, Nos. 10-12

The Brickbuilder Volume 8, Nos. 10-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...are often decidedly artistic, and it is to be wondered that the advantages of this method of treatment are not oftener seized upon by designers. An example of this use is shown in Fig. 20, being a frag ment of one of a tile company s Columbian exhibits. The simplest treatment is by straight bands of different tile, usually those of rounded or octagonal ends forming the design. An example of this is shown in Fig. 2!, from a chapel roof in Baltimore. Such a scheme is more agreeable to the eye than the monotonous surface of a great roof, but can scarcely be called an extremely high artistic ideal. Upon towers or spires, especially if polygonal in plan, these bands are, however, much more effective and desirable. An effect of this kind is produced on towers by changing size of tile, as Fig. 22. The lozenge forms, however, are by far the most effective and satisfactory, and in a very quiet _ way may give a Al very dainty result. Itcertainly is a treatment worthy of much wider use than is general at present. Fig. 23 illustrates the possibilities of this use of tile. FIG. 20. AN EXAMPLE OF TILE IN PATTERNS. alike as to shape, by different colors of tile, or by patterns on the tile themselves. The tile which gives such designs are usually glazed to give color effect," while the great portion or background of the roof is the common red. The most usual glazes are white, black, green, and yellow. One of the best known examples of this recently was the German Building, at the Columbian Exposition, which was extremely effective and artistic, while at the same time so thoroughly harmonious with the architecture that it was really not noticeable, strange as it may sound, and no one seems to have ever considered it necessary to criticize more

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