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Ceramic tiles have been used for centuries, decorating both interiors and exteriors, for
functional or merely decorative purposes. The medium allowed for fantastic colors that rarely faded,
letting us see how vivid they were when produced. Britain, famous for its ceramic tile makers and their
stunning creations, is the primary focus in this two book set. Book one focuses on the Art Nouveau period with its sinuous florals and sensuous women. Book two transitions to the Deco style where florals, animals and human figures tended to be more stylized and geometric. Each 64 page book contains dozens of color and b/w photos of tiles, buildings, period ads, along with information on the manufacturers and end users. From individual decorative tiles to multi-tile murals promoting corporate identities or commemorating events, these tiles are sherbet for the eyes.
BK285 – Art Nouveau and Art Deco Tile books set