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Art Nouveau Tiles

Author/EditorLemmen H Van (Author)
ISBN: 9780747806820
Pub Date20/08/2008
BindingPaperback
Pages64
Dimensions (mm)210(h) * 149(w)
Art Nouveau is characterised by its ornamental curvilinear design and use of sinuous line and vibrant colour. This book charts the impact of this style on the tile industry in Britain, showing how tiles were made and decorated. It employs photographs of tiles to examine the range of floral, animal and human subject matter found on the tiles.
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At the turn of the last century, Art Nouveau, characterised by its richly ornamental curvilinear design and use of sinuous line and vibrant colour, held sway as the dominant style in architecture and design - a style that defined the Edwardian period, with its departure from more formal Victorian styles. This book charts the impact of this sensuous new style on the tile industry in Britain, showing how tiles were made and decorated, and using photographs of tiles, individually and in situ, to examine the diverse range of floral, animal and human subject matter found on Art Nouveau tiles that make them now so appealing to collectors and design historians.

At the turn of the last century, Art Nouveau, characterised by its richly ornamental curvilinear design and use of sinuous line and vibrant colour, held sway as the dominant style in architecture and design - a style that defined the Edwardian period, with its departure from more formal Victorian styles. This book charts the impact of this sensuous new style on the tile industry in Britain, showing how tiles were made and decorated, and using photographs of tiles, individually and in situ, to examine the diverse range of floral, animal and human subject matter found on Art Nouveau tiles that make them now so appealing to collectors and design historians.

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