International Exhibition “Industrial tiles, 1840-1940”, exhibition on the development of the industrial tile in Western Europe, set up by the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS), England and Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Otterlo, the Netherlands. September 24th - December 28th, 2005, in: Jackfield Tile Museum, Jackfield, Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7LJ, England. Tel. 01952 884 391
Book HANSEN, Birgit Als, SØRENSEN, Morten Aaman - Ornamenterede middelalderlige gulvfliser i Danmark, Det Kongelige Nordiske Oldskriftselskab, København (Ornamented medieval floor-tiles in Denmark), 2005, ISBN 87-87483-68-8, 226 pp. Catalogue of 204 medieval Danish floor-tiles mainly from Cistercian monasteries or factories initiated by them, illustrated in colour with pattern drawings; complemented by a catalogue of sites, mainly churches, where these type of tiles were found. Danish text, Introduction chapter (p. 9-47) is bilingual, Danish-English. Order from: Nationalmuseet, Forsknings- & Formidlingsafdelingen Danmarks Middelalder og Renæssance, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, DK-1220 København K.
Book EAMES, Elisabeth - English Tilers, British Museum Press, 1992, reprinted 2004, 72pp, fully illus in colour and b&w, paperback. A classic introduction to medieval tiles. Covers the history, use and manufacture of tiles from 12th to 16th century: inlaid, relief and mosaic. Order from Buckland Books, £ 7,99
Book LANG, Gordon (Editor) - 1000 Tiles (2000 years of decorative tiles), A & C Black, 2004, 320pp, over 1000 colour illus, paperback. Overview of 2000 years of tiles and their history. Order from Buckland Books, £ 19,99
Book CORBETT, Angela & Barry - Tiles tell the tale, Pilkington's Lancastrian Pottery Society, 2004, 94pp, 17 colour illus, 35 b&w historic images, A4 paperback. Tells the story of the huge ceramic tile panels made by Pilkington's for the Liverpool Museum, depicting the art of pottery through the ages. The actual panels were destroyed after bomb damage occurred during WW2, but the original cartoons by Gordon Forsyth have survived and are published here for the first time. Order from Buckland Books, £ 18,00
Book STOPFORD, J. - Medieval floor tiles of Northern England. Pattern and Purpose: production between the 13th and 16th centuries. Oxbow Books, 2004. ISBN 1-84217-142-9. This study of the design, manufacture and use of medieval floor tiles shows the long-lasting influence achieved in the north of England by the monasteries of the reformed movement, particularly the Cistercians. It serves to demonstrate how these monastic houses made use of the resources and contacts available to them. The medieval floor tile assemblage in this region is one of the richest in the world. The provenanced material comes from 118 different sites.
Book VAN LEMMEN, Hans - Delftware tiles. Shire Publications Ltd, Shire Album 179, March 2005, 48pp, 97 colour ills. ISBN 0 7478 0611 X. Italian potters brought the art of making tin-glazed tiles to the Low Counties in the early 16th century. Native potters copied the technique and in the 17th century they began to manufacture the distinctive blue and white Dutch tiles. Huge quantities were produced during the 17th and 18th centuries, first in the Netherlands and later in Britain. Because the best tiles and other tin-glazed pottery came from Delft, the name of that town became associated with this ware. This book traces the history of delftware tiles, describes how they were made and explains the differences between Dutch and English delftware tiles.
Book sale Sale of a selected list of books on tiles at Buckland Books at up to 75% discount.
Journal PEARSON, Lynn (Ed.) - Journal, Annual of the TACS, vol. 11, 2005, 32 pp. Articles: ‘Colour and Geometry: the tile designs of Owen Jones’ (Kathryn Ferry); ‘"Domestic and ecclesiastical art workmen": W.B. Simpson and sons’ (Laura Gardner); ‘Tiled stove manufacture in South Sweden’ (John and Mary Bentley); ‘Decorative tile and terracotta exports by British manufacturers, 1840-1940’ (Lynn Pearson). Contact addresses: see previous item.
Catalogue The entire collection of Benoît Faÿ, 3600 floor and wall tiles, second half of September 2005, 276pp, colour print, € 32.
Bulletin Les informations de l'ABRC - Association Bourguignonne de Recherches Céramiques, n° 39, May 2005, 4 pages. Edited by ABRC, 5 rue Dr. Maret, 21000 Dijon. Ceramic exhibitions, events, publications in France and abroad.
Study JOLIET, Wilhelm - Nederlandse tegels in kasteel Rambouillet, Königswinter, 08.2005, 25 pp, Dutch text, private edition by W. Joliet, Postfach 3243, D-53627 Königswinter. Study of the tiles and tile panels in the "salle de bains du Comte de Toulouse, totaling 2467 tiles. Order from: Nederlands Tegelmuseum: € 5.
Article JOLIET, Wilhelm - ‘Schloß Nöthnitz. Fliesen aus Dornröschenschlaf geweckt', in: Fliesen und Platten, Heft 6/2005, p. 26-29. Castle Nöthnitz is situated nearby Dresden, alongside the Elbe. Walls and staircases are decorated with tiles from Harlingen and Utrecht; a table is covered with 35 Utrechter bible tiles. In 1880, 105 m² floor tiles were ordered from Villeroy & Boch in Mettlach. € 17. Order: tel. 02 21/54 97-321.
Study JOLIET, Wilhelm - 'Van Rotterdam naar Altona', Tegeltableaus uit de Rotterdamse tegelbakkerij van de familie Aalmis voor het woonhuis van de familie Van der Smissen in Altona, Königswinter, 08.2005, 25pp, Dutch text, private edition by W. Joliet, Postfach 3243, D-53627 Königswinter. Order from: Nederlands Tegelmuseum: € 5.
Book BAUER, Andreas - Libri Pandectorum. Das Römische Recht im Bild des 17. Jahrhunderts (Osnabrücker Schrifte zur Rechtsgeschichte, Teil 13-1), V&R Unipress, Göttingen, 2005, ISBN 3-89971-229-3, 366pp, 110 ill. of the designs to book 10-30 of the Digesta. This Part I is a thorough specialist juridical-historical analysis of the entire series of "pandect"-tiles designs produced by Sybrand Feytema around 1700. Part II, planned end 2005 (books 31-50) will include all known "pandect"-tiles and fragments.
Tile tour guide "Rozenburg tegeltableaus op de kaart gezet. Een route langs industrieel erfgoed (4)", Ed. by Stichting Haags Industrieel Erfgoed. A tour guide along 26 Rozenburg tile pictures in Den Haag, € 1,80. Order from Stichting Haags Industrieel Erfgoed, Postbus 85469, 2508 CD Den Haag. www.shie.nl > Publicaties > Fietsroute 4.
Article STOFFELS, Paul - ‘Tentoonstelling oud-hollandse tegels en majolica uit de verzameling Van Tyen', in: Vereniging "Oud-Monnickendam" Jaarboek 2005, p. 190-202. Order from: Secretariaat Vereniging "Oud-Monnickendam", W. Claesdochterlaan 25, 1141 JB Monnickendam, tel. 0299-651785.
Book series Fries Aardewerk (Frisian Earthenware) extended with three more volumes.
- GIERVELD, Arend Jan, PLUIS, Jan, TICHELAAR, Pieter Jan - Fries Aardewerk Deel V: Harlingen, Bedrijfsgeschiedenis & Producten tot 1720, June 2005, 280 pp, ca. 300 illustrations in colour, ISBN 90-74310-89-3, € 45,00.
- PLUIS, Jan - Fries Aardewerk Deel VI: Harlingen - Producten 1720-1933, June 2005, ca. 340 pp, ca. 700 illustrations in colour, ISBN 90-74310-88-5, € 45,00.
- MEULEN, Adri van der, SMEELE, Paul - Fries Aardewerk Deel VII: De pottenbakkers van Friesland. Het ambacht. De mensen. Het aardewerk, June 2005, ISBN 90-5997-025-x, € 45,00.
Book CHAUDEIGNE (ed.), intro. de Paulo Henriques, Rio de Mouro - Lisbonne avant le tremblement de terre: le panneau du Musée de l'Azulejo (entre 1700 et 1725), 2004, 10 rue Tournefort, 75005 Paris, 32 € (source: Les Informations de l'ABRC).
Articles. 1) Jean Couranjou 'Two tiles found in Algiers, copies with not determinated origin of Hispanical models', p. 4-6; 2) 'Tile picture "La Xocolatada"' in: Santiago Alberti 'The saucer and his name' p.84-85; 3) 'Precisions related to the tile covers of the House of the Convalescence in Barcelona', p. 92, in: Butlletí Informatiu de Ceràmica, n° 78-79, July-December 2003. A publication of the Associació Catalana de Ceràmica Decorada i Terrissa, Sant Honorat 7, 08002 Barcelona, Catalan text. Information on tiles related ceramics, panorama & book reviews.
Book Various Authors - Arqueología del pavimento cerámico desde la edad media al siglo XIX, Asociación de Ceramología, Spain, 2003, Spanish text, 412pp, 122 colour illus + numerous drawings and plans, paperback. The report on the Seminar held in Manises in 1997 is now available. A comprehensive study of the archaeology of tin-glazed and plain floor tiles in Spain and illustrated record of floor tile use from the middle ages to the 19th century. Order from Buckland Books, £ 25,00
Magazine Tile Heritage: A Review of American Tile History, vol. vii, no. 2, Summer 2004 has been published by the Tile Heritage Foundation. Articles include "'The House Sweet and Healthy': Tiles and Late-Nineteenth-Century Sanitation" by Susan Ingham Padwee and "The Encaustic Tile in America, Part Two: From Experiments to Infant Industry" by Michael Sims. 32 pages. Visit www.tileheritage.org each month for E-News, Tile of the Month, Calendar of Events, membership information and other services.
Book CHUVIN, P. & DEGEORGE, G. - Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Flammarion, France, 2004, English Language edition, 232pp, 165 colour illus, cloth, dust wrapper. All the main buildings (and many of the minor ones) of these three historic cities are shown in colour plates. Almost every photograph in the book shows a tile panel or dome. Text describing the site and detailing its history. Order from Buckland Books, £ 40,00
Book Various authors - Abramtsevo Ceramics, Moscow, 2004, Russian text, 224pp, 210 colour illus + hundreds of historic monochrome illus, paperback. 30 miles outside Moscow, lies the Abramtsevo Estate where in 1889, a commune of ceramic artists came together to produce a wide range of artistic products, including architectural ceramics and tiles. The pottery flourished and produced particularly fine Art Nouveau tiles and ceramic sculpture. This is the catalogue of a recent exhibition featuring the Commune's output and filling in much of their history. An introduction to Art Nouveau ceramics in Russia. Order from Buckland Books, £ 25,00
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