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By Lesley Durbin

ISBN-10: 0750658320

ISBN-13: 9780750658324

Offering arms on suggestion for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and recovery is a special and useful guide.

Topics coated provide functional information on conservation and recovery innovations together with the issues of manufacture, cleansing, substitute or fix and mortars. concepts are illustrated by way of entire case stories, opposed to a heritage of the position of prior architects and architects in historical schemes.

* specific advisor to the conservation and recovery of architectural tiles
* overseas case reports supply concept and counsel for top practice
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Understanding and recognising the detail and distinctions within the original manufacturing processes is also an aid towards building a case or qualifying a decision to retain, conserve or restore historic material or to allow the introduction of replacement material into tile schemes. This chapter examines past methods of tile making along with some of the conservation implications of those methods. Some tiles have in-built destruction mechanisms resulting directly from the circumstances of manufacture, which may be recognisable and possibly dealt with in the conservation process.

The hotter countries of southern Europe continued to use their own locally produced tin glazed tiles to provide cool decorative interior surfaces; the style of decoration was far more elaborate, flamboyant and highly developed than in the north, echoing the Moorish and Islamic influence. The use of tiles as wall coverings to provide cool interiors originated with the development of the tile in Persia. While it is common enough to find examples of seventeenth century tin glazed tiles in English locations, the majority of delftware tiles (as they have become known) found in the UK date from the eighteenth century, when the Dutch potters had fully established their tile making centres at Liverpool, Bristol, London and Glasgow, and the tile makers in Holland were at the height of their export trade.

The hotter countries of southern Europe continued to use their own locally produced tin glazed tiles to provide cool decorative interior surfaces; the style of decoration was far more elaborate, flamboyant and highly developed than in the north, echoing the Moorish and Islamic influence. The use of tiles as wall coverings to provide cool interiors originated with the development of the tile in Persia. While it is common enough to find examples of seventeenth century tin glazed tiles in English locations, the majority of delftware tiles (as they have become known) found in the UK date from the eighteenth century, when the Dutch potters had fully established their tile making centres at Liverpool, Bristol, London and Glasgow, and the tile makers in Holland were at the height of their export trade.

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