5000 Years of Tiles



ISBN: 9780714150994 Category:

Hans van Lemmen


5000 Years of Tiles is the essential, single – volume colour compendium of tile art and production around the world, from ancient times to the present day. Over 350 beautiful colour illustrations showcase an incredible range of tile arts, including the first fired roof tiles i n ancient Greece in the third millennium BC, English medieval floor pavements from Clarendon Palace, figural tiles from China, richly patterned Iznik tiles from the Islamic world and stylized ceramic tiles of the Arts and Crafts movement. Placing the tiles firmly in their historical and cultural context, this richly illustrated book highlights the continuity and diversity of tiles , examining how tile art in one time and place has inspired and rejuvenated those in others. The function and form of this versat ile art is examined in stunning detail, from floors to roofs, stoves to bathrooms, cathedrals to metro stations to reveal a fascinating history of design, colour and decoration .

Additional information

Weight 1359 g
Dimensions 21.9 x 27.4 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 1 October 2013
Number of pages 304
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.9 x 27.4 cm
Weight 1359 g