The story of Victorian tiles is a fascinating one. During Queen Victoria's reign, tiles began to be mass-produced for the first time and were used in many public buildings, churches, shops and houses for their functional properties and their decorative effect. Victorian tiles were decorated by a variety of different methods and show a diverse range of subject matter, which makes them appealing to collectors. This book charts the history of Victorian tiles, focusing on the manufacturers, the designers, the decoration techniques, their applications in buildings, and the themes and styles to be found. There is also advice for tile collectors on where to buy, what to look for and how to manage their collection.
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- Paperback | 40 pages
- 148.1 x 210.1 x 4.3mm | 109.48g
- 04 Mar 2008
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Shire Publications
- London, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
- colour and b&w illustrations
About Hans Van Lemmen
Hans van Lemmen is an established author on the history of tiles and has lectured on the subject in Britain and elsewhere. He is a founder member of the British Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society.
Table of contents
Introduction Prelude The rise of Victorian tilemaking The tile boom 1850-1900 Styles and themes Collecting Victorian tiles Further reading Places to visit