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By Carol Belanger Grafton

Spectacular plates reprinted from infrequent nineteenth- and early-20th-century English, French, and Spanish brands' catalogs. four hundred royalty-free examples encouraged via greater than 2,000 years of tile designs produced by way of the civilizations of Islam, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium, between others. biggest choice of colour tile designs in one quantity.

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31 East 2nd Street, Mineola. Y. ) However, republication or reproduction of any illustration by any other graphic service, whether it be in a book or in any other design resource, is strictly prohibited. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Grafton, Carol Belanger. 400 Traditional tile designs in full color / selected and arranged by Carol Belanger Grafton. p. cm. (Dover pictorial archive series) ISBN 0-486-26952-3 1. Tiles—Themes, motives. I. Title. II. Series. Y. 11501 PUBLISHER’S NOTE The grand style of public, palatial and ecclesiastical architecture has long entailed the use of decorative floor and wall tiling, which still today strikingly enhances the effects of splendor and permanence integral to the architectural conception.

E Escofet y C of Barcelona; and two French firms, E. Thomazeau of Cérizay (Dèux-Sevres) and Marquet Frères of Andrézieux (Loire); plus a collection by the French artist A. Cheneveau and published by the Maison F. Delarue &. Fils, Paris. Many of the designs are credited, several to artists and architects of some reputation in their time. They appear, of course, greatly reduced, reflecting ratios of 1:6,1:8,1:10, 1:15 and 1:16. In the original catalogs the tiles are recommended for use in a variety of buildings (schools, churches, conservatories, public buildings) and areas (courtyards, halls, vestry rooms, lobbies, vestibules) and for numerous specific surfaces and purposes (fireplaces, pilasters, furniture, flowerboxes, stringcourses, dadoes, friezes, moldings, altar rails and steps, ecclesiastical pavements, inscriptions, baths, skirtings, fenders).

The many strip patterns are obviously appropriate for moldings, stringcourses and the like. And the basic bordered “carpet” format could, for most designs, readily be adapted to broader rectangular floor and wall surfaces of many differing proportions. In these 416 examples the designer and architect of the present day will rediscover the dazzling richness of a great tradition.

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