Ceramic Roofware - Shire Album S. 420 (Paperback)Hans van Lemmen (author)
Paperback 40 Pages / Published: 01/10/2003
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Brick chimneys, chimney-pots and roof and ridge tiles have been a feature of the roofs of a wide range of buildings since the late Middle Ages. In the first instance this ceramic roofware was functional - to make the roof weatherproof and to provide an outlet for smoke - but it could also be very decorative. The practical and ornamental aspects of ceramic roofware can still be seen throughout Britain, particularly on buildings of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Not only do these often have ornate chimneys and roof tiles but they may also feature ornamental sculptures or highly decorative gable ends. This book charts the history of ceramic roofware from the Middle Ages to the present day, highlighting both practical and decorative applications, and giving information about manufacturers and on the styles and techniques of production and decoration.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 104 g
Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 4 mm
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