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From William Morris to the Moors, from Morroco to Majolica, tiles have long been a versatile and highly popular form of decoration. This work provides advice and information and guidance on all aspects of designing and decorating with tiles.;An array of tile types are included from machine-made to hand-painted, from warm terracottas to subtly coloured encaustics, with a multitude of design ideas on how to use them. Diagrams show how to lay tiles to achieve patterns and permutations, from the simplest one-colour schemes to complicated geometric and trompe l'oeil effects, all making use of borders, corners, insets and the combination of different tile types. A colour-coded tile directory gives advice on how to use each particular shade, the effect a colour will achieve in a room and suggestions for matching or contrasting tiles. These ideas are complemented by a practical section covering all technical tiling information, including measuring, cutting, laying, grouting and sealing.

Tile style - Jill Blake

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Title
Tile style - how to design successfully with tiles
Author
Jill Blake
format
Hardback
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19961021

From William Morris to the Moors, from Morroco to Majolica, tiles have long been a versatile and highly popular form of decoration. This work provides advice and information and guidance on all aspects of designing and decorating with tiles.;An array of tile types are included from machine-made to hand-painted, from warm terracottas to subtly coloured encaustics, with a multitude of design ideas on how to use them. Diagrams show how to lay tiles to achieve patterns and permutations, from the simplest one-colour schemes to complicated geometric and trompe l'oeil effects, all making use of borders, corners, insets and the combination of different tile types. A colour-coded tile directory gives advice on how to use each particular shade, the effect a colour will achieve in a room and suggestions for matching or contrasting tiles. These ideas are complemented by a practical section covering all technical tiling information, including measuring, cutting, laying, grouting and sealing.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Tiles in interior decoration.|Flooring, Tile.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
160

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