Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Medieval Tiles - Shire Album S. 380 (Paperback)
  • Medieval Tiles - Shire Album S. 380 (Paperback)
zoom

Medieval Tiles - Shire Album S. 380 (Paperback)

(author)
£5.99
Paperback 40 Pages / Published: 01/03/2004
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
During the Middle Ages decorative floor tiles were used in abbey churches, royal palaces, parish churches and the homes of wealthy citizens. Tiles were durable and hygienic and added a new decorative element to the interior. Despite their simple tools and kiln equipment, the medieval tile makers proved extremely skilful in the production of different types of tile. They ranged from variously shaped plain tiles, which were assembled into complex mosaic floors, to two-coloured inlaid tiles, and stamped-relief and line-impressed tiles, all decorated with a wealth of different patterns and designs. Many medieval tiles disappeared during nineteenth-century restorations but the designs lived on in the copies made by Victorian tile manufacturers. Throughout Britain, tiles can still be seen 'in situ' on the sites of former abbeys as well as in medieval cathedrals and parish churches, and the British Museum has an extensive and important collection.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747804635
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 104 g
Dimensions: 210 x 149 x 5 mm

You may also be interested in...

Endeavour
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Living with the Gods
Added to basket
£30.00   £24.99
Hardback
Belonging
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
God
Added to basket
God
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Bletchley Park Brainteasers
Added to basket
On This Day in History
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960
Added to basket
Spitfire
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Written in History
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The Times On This Day
Added to basket
In Our Time
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Engineers
Added to basket
£19.99
Hardback
The Silk Roads
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.