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The Tile Heritage Foundation is presently compiling information for the next edition of the Resource Directory. We need updated information from you. Unique in its content, breadth and format, the THF Directory is designed to be used as a resource by architects and designers, preservationists, historians, collectors, dealers, installers as well as tile artists, artisans and manufacturers, among others.

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 1

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 1

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 1 Region 1: New England States; Region 2: Mid-Atlantic States. By Norman Karlson. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005, 272 pages in full color.

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 1

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 1

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Over 1100 illustrations of beautiful art tiles produced in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states.
The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 1 Region 1: New England States; Region 2: Mid-Atlantic States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries covers such famous companies as Dedham, Fulper, Grueby, Harris Strong, J. & J. G. Low, Paul Revere, Pittsburgh Encaustic, Star Encaustic, Tiffany, Union Porcelain Works, United States Pottery, and Wheeling Tile.

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles by Norman Karlson in 4 volumes !!
The publisher describes it as an "Unprecedented Achievement in Ceramic History" and Tile Heritage couldn't say it any better!
This massive compilation of over 1000 pages and more than 4500 images reveals the great diversity and intrinsic beauty of art tiles produced across the length and breadth of the United States from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century. Tile installations of great beauty include panels, individual tiles, and inserts adorning building facades, interiors, furniture, and garden ornaments. These volumes explore the wildly varying themes and distinctive art styles of six regions of the nation. The text includes tile identification as well as valuable advice on collecting art tiles, a glossary, an index, and bibliography. This set is an essential reference for all who are fascinated with the ceramic arts.
The 4-volume set was produced together; and all four books belong together. Never will this achievement be duplicated; no tile enthusiast should be without it!

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 2

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 2

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 2 Region 3: Midwestern States, by Norman Karlson
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005. 272 pages (hard cover) in full color. Over 1300 images display art tiles produced in the Midwestern states.

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 2

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 2

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Over 1300 images display art tiles produced in the Midwestern states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North & South Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri by many companies, including: A. E. Hull, American Encaustic, Biloxi Art Pottery, Cowan, Flint Faience, National Tile, Pewabic, Rookwood, Rushmore, U.S. Encaustic, and Weller.

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles by Norman Karlson in 4 volumes !!
The publisher describes it as an "Unprecedented Achievement in Ceramic History" and Tile Heritage couldn't say it any better!
This massive compilation of over 1000 pages and more than 4500 images reveals the great diversity and intrinsic beauty of art tiles produced across the length and breadth of the United States from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century. Tile installations of great beauty include panels, individual tiles, and inserts adorning building facades, interiors, furniture, and garden ornaments. These volumes explore the wildly varying themes and distinctive art styles of six regions of the nation. The text includes tile identification as well as valuable advice on collecting art tiles, a glossary, an index, and bibliography. This set is an essential reference for all who are fascinated with the ceramic arts.
The 4-volume set was produced together; and all four books belong together. Never will this achievement be duplicated; no tile enthusiast should be without it!

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 3

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 3

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 3 Region 4: South and Southwestern States; Region 5: Northwest and Northern California, by Norman Karlson
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005. 256 pages (hard cover) in full color. Art tiles manufactured in the Southern states..

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 3

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 3

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Art tiles manufactured in the Southern states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Colorado,
as well as the Northwestern states of Washington, and Northern California are displayed in over 700 striking imagesIncluded are tiles from many companies, including: Abington, Arequipa, California Faience, Cathedral Oaks, Newcomb, Niloak, Pigeon Forge, San Jose, Solon & Schemmel, Van Briggle, and Waco.

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles by Norman Karlson in 4 volumes !!
The publisher describes it as an "Unprecedented Achievement in Ceramic History" and Tile Heritage couldn't say it any better!
This massive compilation of over 1000 pages and more than 4500 images reveals the great diversity and intrinsic beauty of art tiles produced across the length and breadth of the United States from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century. Tile installations of great beauty include panels, individual tiles, and inserts adorning building facades, interiors, furniture, and garden ornaments. These volumes explore the wildly varying themes and distinctive art styles of six regions of the nation. The text includes tile identification as well as valuable advice on collecting art tiles, a glossary, an index, and bibliography. This set is an essential reference for all who are fascinated with the ceramic arts.
The 4-volume set was produced together; and all four books belong together. Never will this achievement be duplicated; no tile enthusiast should be without it!


The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 4

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 4

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 4-Region 6: Southern California, by Norman Karlson. Brilliant Southern California art tiles are presented in over 1300 beautiful images.

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The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 4

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Volume 4

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Including: Alhambra Kilns, American Encaustic, Brayton Laguna, California Clay Products, D. & M. Tile, Frederick Hurten Rhead, Gladding McBean, Malibu, Pacific Clay Products, Pomona, Robertson, Sascha Brastoff, Tropico, and Western Art Tile

The Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles by Norman Karlson in 4 volumes !!
The publisher describes it as an "Unprecedented Achievement in Ceramic History" and Tile Heritage couldn't say it any better!
This massive compilation of over 1000 pages and more than 4500 images reveals the great diversity and intrinsic beauty of art tiles produced across the length and breadth of the United States from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth century. Tile installations of great beauty include panels, individual tiles, and inserts adorning building facades, interiors, furniture, and garden ornaments. These volumes explore the wildly varying themes and distinctive art styles of six regions of the nation. The text includes tile identification as well as valuable advice on collecting art tiles, a glossary, an index, and bibliography. This set is an essential reference for all who are fascinated with the ceramic arts.
The 4-volume set was produced together; and all four books belong together. Never will this achievement be duplicated; no tile enthusiast should be without it!

Ceramic Tile in 20th Century America

Ceramic Tile in 20th Century America

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Ceramic Tile in 20th Century America By John J. Sekora.
Jersey Shore Publications, 2003. 264 pages (oversized hard cover) in color and black & white.

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Ceramic Tile in 20th Century America

Ceramic Tile in 20th Century America

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Rediscover the past, the nature of the tile business, its heritage and legacy.
Organized by decades the book will take you on a journey through a mosaic of historical and chronological changes and innovations, taking in the social, political and economic happenings that shaped the world and the ceramic tile industry.The words you will read are those of the past through speeches, interviews and over 400 photographs and illustrations from the Tile Contractors' Association, its affiliates and the Tile Heritage Foundation. 40% discount to Tile Heritage members & Shipping is free for Tile Heritage members.

American Art Tile 1876-1941

American Art Tile 1876-1941

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American Art Tile 1876-1941 By Norman Karlson. Rizzoli, 1998. 224 pages (hard cover) in full color.

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American Art Tile 1876-1941

American Art Tile 1876-1941

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A fully illustrated guide to America's first golden age of tile making - over 3000 tiles from over 150 potteries and manufactories presented geographically and chronologically. Well researched with glossary and index. A must for every tile collector!

Low Art Tile - John Gardner Low

Low Art Tile - John Gardner Low

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Low Art Tile - John Gardner Low & the Artists of Boston's Gilded Age, by Richard Pennington. Self-published
(CreateSpace), 2010. 240 pages (soft cover) in full color.

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Low Art Tile - John Gardner Low

Low Art Tile - John Gardner Low

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This book tells the story of a striking achievement in the last quarter of the 19th century by the largely forgotten Low Art Tile Company.
Member discounts apply. Includes an author signed copy!

The author first envisioned a simple picture book showcasing the lovely tiles, but as he researched his subject he was struck by the richness of the Low adventure. One short biography of Low stated, "Few men had wider and more intimate friendships among American artists than he." This group included painters William Morris Hunt, Elihu Vedder, Childe Hassam and various members of New York's Tile Club. Sculptor William Rimmer was Low's mentor, and writers Sylvester Baxter and Francis Davis Millet helped write his biography. The most important and perhaps the most gifted artist, Englishman Arthur Osborne, was hired by Low in 1878 to model his clay. During the decades that this enigmatic genius labored for Low it seems he seldom rested, creating hundreds of beautiful designs that graced fireplace surrounds, soda fountains, cast iron stoves and a multitude of other products. The story is most often told in the words of the writers of the era, and when possible, contemporary photographs provide a visual explanation of a time when artistic expression reached a new zenith, particularly in the fields of painting, architecture and the decorative arts. The Low Art Tile Company pioneered the use of quality photography to market its products, and this book has the complete contents of its tile, soda fountain, and "Plastic Sketches" catalogues. The latter sketches were Osborne's most heralded creations, forty-seven large tiles that were framed and hung on walls like oil paintings. This book begins with Low's birth in 1835 and ends in the 1950's when an enormous cache of Low's tiles was discovered in a Cambridge warehouse, all in perfect condition and crated in boxes unopened for more than half a century.

Flint Faience Tiles A to Z

Flint Faience Tiles A to Z

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Flint Faience Tiles A to Z
By Margaret Carney and Ken Galvas. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2004. 272 pages (hard cover) in full color.

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Flint Faience Tiles A to Z

Flint Faience Tiles A to Z

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This stunning new book, arranged alphabetically by subject areascaptures the essence of the successful Flint Faience Tile Company's highly diversified production between 1921-33 in Flint, Michigan.The history of this ceramic tile company, its major designers and the designs and styles of its products are woven throughout a tapestry of more than 825 color photos illustrating both rare and popular tiles. Present day values are provided in the captions. This fascinating and informative A to Z collector's book is a valuable addition to the library resources of any tile and ceramics collector or maker. Includes an index and bibliography.

 California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume I.

California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume I.

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California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume I.
Edited by Joseph A. Taylor
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2004. Signed by editor as requested.
248 pages (hard cover) with over 850 images in full color.

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California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume I.

 California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume I.

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With text written by preeminent tile scholars, this volume presents the following companies: Acme, Alhambra, American Encaustic, Arequipa, Batchelder, Brayton Laguna, Cal Art, California China Products, Calco, California Faience, Catalina, Cathedral Oaks, Claycraft, D. & M., Dec Art, Gladding, McBean, and Handcraft. Enriched by rarely, if ever, seen archival photographs including historic site installations, the book also contains useful guides to tile terminology and manufacturing techniques.

California Tile: The Golden Era 1910 ñ 1940 edited by Joseph A. Taylor in 2 Volumes!
In California tile makers excelled in their craft during the first half of the 20th century, producing richly patterned tiles for building facades, interiors, garden ornamentation, and furniture. The "Old California" art tile is rich in tradition and innovation.
With over 1700 images in 2 volumes, this comprehensive collection of wonderful tiles is augmented with essays on the early history of the California companies, each written by the leading historians in their field. Companies are arranged alphabetically, and there is an extensive bibliography designed to encourage further research.

California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume II.

California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume II.

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California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume I.
Edited by Joseph A. Taylor
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2004. Signed by editor as requested.
248 pages (hard cover) with over 850 images in full color.

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California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume II.

California Tile: The Golden Era 1910-1940. Volume II.

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With text written by preeminent tile scholars, this volume presents the following companies: Hispano-Moresque, Kraftile, Helen Greenleaf Lane, L.A. Pressed Brick, Malibu, Markoff, Muresque, Pacific, Pomona, Poxon, Rhead, S & S, Taylor, Tropico, Tudor, Walrich, West Coast, and Woolenius as well as Cellini- Craft, Hillside Pottery, and Monterey Furniture, furnishings containing tiles. Enriched by rarely, if ever, seen archival photographs including historic site installations, the book also contains useful guides to tile terminology and manufacturing techniques.

California Tile: The Golden Era 1910 ñ 1940 edited by Joseph A. Taylor in 2 Volumes!
In California tile makers excelled in their craft during the first half of the 20th century, producing richly patterned tiles for building facades, interiors, garden ornamentation, and furniture. The "Old California" art tile is rich in tradition and innovation.
With over 1700 images in 2 volumes, this comprehensive collection of wonderful tiles is augmented with essays on the early history of the California companies, each written by the leading historians in their field. Companies are arranged alphabetically, and there is an extensive bibliography designed to encourage further research.

The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life

The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life

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The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life By Kenneth R. Trapp, et. al.
Abbeville Press, 1993. 40% discount to Tile Heritage members. 328 pages (soft cover) lavishly illustrated.

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The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life

The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life

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An Exhibition catalog by the same name. Oakland Museum, 1993. 213 photographs, many in full color.Chronicles the development of an intensely creative and diverse approach to art and to life. Includes a chapter on the history of California tiles by Joseph A. Taylor.

The Jewels of Avalon, Decorative Tiles of Catalina Island

The Jewels of Avalon, Decorative Tiles of Catalina Island

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The Jewels of Avalon, Decorative Tiles of Catalina Island By Larry Harris. Catalina Jewels Publishing Company, 2002.
48 pages (paper full color. ( Out of print - Rare)

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The Jewels of Avalon, Decorative Tiles of Catalina Island

The Jewels of Avalon, Decorative Tiles of Catalina Island

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This is a self-guided tour of tile installations in and around Avalon. It features historic Catalina tiles produced on the island in the late '20s and'30s, recent reproductions of these tiles and contemporary tiles as well. It is handy and can fit into a back pocket or purse.

Ceramic Art of the Malibu Potteries 1926-1932

Ceramic Art of the Malibu Potteries 1926-1932

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Ceramic Art of the Malibu Potteries 1926-1932
By Ronald L. Rindge, et. al. Malibu Lagoon Museum, 1988. 130 pages (soft cover) in full color.

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Ceramic Art of the Malibu Potteries 1926-1932

Ceramic Art of the Malibu Potteries 1926-1932

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130 pages (soft cover) in full color with breathtaking photographs of historic tile work, the book relates the fairy tale-like story of the Rindge family and their pottery on the coast. Includes accounts from employees and descriptions of how Malibu tiles were made.

More About Malibu Potteries 1926-1932

More About Malibu Potteries 1926-1932

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More About Malibu Potteries 1926-1932
By Ronald L. Rindge, et. al. Malibu Lagoon Museum, 1997. 96 pages

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More About Malibu Potteries 1926-1932

More About Malibu Potteries 1926-1932

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(Soft cover) in full color. Here's the most recent information about this now famous pottery-by-the-sea with many unpublished photos including pages from Salesman's Pocket Catalogue.

Colors on Clay: The San Jose Tile Workshops of San Antonio

Colors on Clay: The San Jose Tile Workshops of San Antonio

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Colors on Clay: The San Jose, Tile Workshops of San Antonio. By Susan Toomey Frost, Trinity University Press, 2009. 256 pages (hard cover) in full color.

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Colors on Clay: The San Jose Tile Workshops of San Antonio

Colors on Clay: The San Jose Tile Workshops of San Antonio

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Within these beautifully illustrated pages historian Susan Frost succeeds in unraveling the controversies that have surrounded the handcrafted tile production in San Antonio while at the same time celebrating the artists, major and minor players alike, who have produced this distinctively romantic, regional ware.
Supporting the story that covers roughly 50 years of production are over 300 illustrations of tiles and related clay objects, many of the images accompanied by original drawings, hand-drawn cartoons of the tile designs. Because of the depth of research, the delightful romanticism reflected in the imagery, and the overall beauty of the publication itself, Colors on Clay is among the most inspiring treatises in celebrating tile production within a particular community.

2Oth Century Decorative British Tiles. Vol.1

2Oth Century Decorative British Tiles. Vol.1

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20th Century Decorative British Tiles Volume 1: Commercial Manufacturers A-H. By Chris Blanchett. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2006. 288 pages .

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2Oth Century Decorative British Tiles. Vol.1

2Oth Century Decorative British Tiles. Vol.1

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(Hard cover) in full color. Together with its companion 20th Century Decorative British Tiles: Commercial Manufacturers J-W, this publication contains nearly 2500 striking color photographs and illustrates the work of over 110 companies. large and small. Among the firms profiled in this volume are Carter & Co., Kenneth Clark Ceramics, Dorincourt, Henry Doulton & Co., Florian Studios, and many more.

20th Century Decorative British Tiles by Chris Blanchett in 3 volumes!
For the first time, this book uncovers the fascinating history and diverse design of decorative ceramic tiles in Britain during the 20th century. Following extensive research and study, author Chris Blanchett, a well-known British tile enthusiast, collector and honorary Life Member of Tile Heritage, has compiled the story of the companies and their products, including the major influences that affected design and manufacture during this vibrant period. Each book features an entry for each maker, listing all known addresses, a short history of the firm and its products, a gallery of tile images, and a section on identification and dating. A bibliography is included as well as a glossary, price guide and comprehensive index. This beautiful and informative 3-volume set is an essential reference for all who are fascinated with the art of tile.

20th Century Decorative British Tiles. Vol.2

20th Century Decorative British Tiles. Vol.2

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20th Century Decorative British Tiles Volume 2: Commercial Manufacturers J-W By Chris Blanchett.Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2006. 289 pages (hard cover) in full color.

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20th Century Decorative British Tiles. Vol.2

20th Century Decorative British Tiles. Vol.2

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Together with its companion 20th Century Decorative British Tiles: Commercial Manufacturers A-H, this publication contains nearly 2500 striking color photographs and illustrates the work of over 110 companies, large and small. Among the firms profiled in this volume are Malkin Edge & Co., Maw & Co., Mintons, Packard & Ord, H. & R. Johnson, Pilkingtonís, Wedgwood, and more.

20th Century Decorative British Tiles by Chris Blanchett in 3 volumes!
For the first time, this book uncovers the fascinating history and diverse design of decorative ceramic tiles in Britain during the 20th century. Following extensive research and study, author Chris Blanchett, a well-known British tile enthusiast, collector and honorary Life Member of Tile Heritage, has compiled the story of the companies and their products, including the major influences that affected design and manufacture during this vibrant period. Each book features an entry for each maker, listing all known addresses, a short history of the firm and its products, a gallery of tile images, and a section on identification and dating. A bibliography is included as well as a glossary, price guide and comprehensive index. This beautiful and informative 3-volume set is an essential reference for all who are fascinated with the art of tile.

20th Century Decorative British Tiles, Vol.3

20th Century Decorative British Tiles, Vol.3

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20th Century Decorative British Tiles Volume 3: Craft & Studio Tile Makers By Chris Blanchett Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2006. 272 pages (hard cover) in full color. Over 850 striking color photographs.

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20th Century Decorative British Tiles, Vol.3

20th Century Decorative British Tiles, Vol.3

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Over 850 striking color photographs illustrate the work of well-known designers from the past such as Bernard Leach and William Straite Murray, more recent tile makers such as Maggie Berkowitz, Chris Cox, and Eleanor Greeves, and innovative craft companies such as Smoke and Fire and Royce Wood, over 100 in all!

20th Century Decorative British Tiles by Chris Blanchett in 3 volumes!
For the first time, this book uncovers the fascinating history and diverse design of decorative ceramic tiles in Britain during the 20th century. Following extensive research and study, author Chris Blanchett, a well-known British tile enthusiast, collector and honorary Life Member of Tile Heritage, has compiled the story of the companies and their products, including the major influences that affected design and manufacture during this vibrant period. Each book features an entry for each maker, listing all known addresses, a short history of the firm and its products, a gallery of tile images, and a section on identification and dating. A bibliography is included as well as a glossary, price guide and comprehensive index. This beautiful and informative 3-volume set is an essential reference for all who are fascinated with the art of tile.

Barcelona Tile Designs

Barcelona Tile Designs

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Barcelona Tile Designs
By Mario Arturo Hernández Navarro
The Pepin Press, 2006. 208 pages (hard cover) in full color with CD included.

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Barcelona Tile Designs

Barcelona Tile Designs

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Beautiful, elaborate tile patterns are ubiquitous with the architecture of Barcelona from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Known as cement tiles in the States, this unfired flooring material is referred to as "hydraulic" in Europe where the tiles originated in the mid-1850s.
Traditionally, the tiles consisted of three distinct layers, the top one a mixture of white Portland cement, marble sand and various colored pigments, compressed in a mold by a hydraulic press. This book contains many stunning examples of this form of decoration and the enclosed CD contains the images for use as a graphic resource or for inspiration.

Havana Tile Designs

Havana Tile Designs

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Havana Tile Designs By Mario Arturo Hernández Navarro
The Pepin Press, 2007. 208 pages (hard cover) in full color with CD included.

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Havana Tile Designs

Havana Tile Designs

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With the introduction of hydraulic tile production in Havana in 1886, Cuba became the second country - after Mexico - to launch this technology in the Americas.The construction boom in the early part of the 20th century set the stage for the tiles' popularity throughout the next 50 years. Although initially resembling those made in Barcelona, the tiles quickly developed a style of their own and evolved into more colorful designs with more complex and ornamental floral motifs. The enclosed CD-ROM contains all of the designs illustrated in the book.

Tile Designs from Portugal

Tile Designs from Portugal

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Tile Designs from Portugal By Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, The Pepin Press, 2007. 207 pages (hard cover) in full color with CD included.

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Tile Designs from Portugal

Tile Designs from Portugal

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Beautifully made tile patterns are one of the most striking expressions of Portuguese culture and dazzling tableaux are ubiquitous in Portugal's old cities. This book contains a wonderful collection of designs originating from the 17th and 18th centuries.
All have been meticulously restored and vectorized for this book, and the enclosed CD-ROM contains the images for use as a graphic resource or for inspiration. According to the author, these tiles are a theater curtain to Portuguese life; everything in the streets is framed by this backdrop, and this popular facet is what confers on them their unique character.

Decorative Patterns from Italy

Decorative Patterns from Italy

Decorative Patterns from Italy By Pepin van Roojen
The Pepin Press, 2008. 208 pages (hard cover) in full color with CD included.

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Decorative Patterns from Italy

Decorative Patterns from Italy

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The designs in this book have been derived from floor mosaics and wall decorations in a number of Italian churches, all of them architectural masterpieces built between the 11th and 14th centuries. While Byzantine art was of significant influence, Arab ornamentation was also an important factor in determining these intricate, predominantly geometric patterns. The enclosed CD-ROM contains the images for use as a graphic resource or for inspiration.

 Traditional Dutch Tile Designs

Traditional Dutch Tile Designs

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Traditional Dutch Tile Designs Royal Tichelaar Makkum, The Pepin Press, 2001. 144 pages (soft cover) in full color with CD included.

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Traditional Dutch Tile Designs

 Traditional Dutch Tile Designs

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The specific design of traditional Dutch tiles originates from the late 16th century, when the first few tile factories appeared in the Low Countries. Around that time the factory in the Frisian village of Makkum, from which the designs in this book are derived, the Royal Tichlaar Makkum, was founded. Many of the designs this factory has been using over the years have been compiled in an ancient volume kept in the historical collection of their archives, along with many examples of actual antique tiles. For the first time a selection of these has now been made available in this book and on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Art Nouveau Tiles c. 1890-1914

Art Nouveau Tiles c. 1890-1914

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Art Nouveau Tiles c. 1890-1914 By Sandie Fowler & Wendy Harvey Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2002.192 pages (hard cover) in full color.Dazzling in their bold use of color and wide range of designs, Art Nouveau tiles are enjoying a resurgence in popularity.

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Art Nouveau Tiles c. 1890-1914

Art Nouveau Tiles c. 1890-1914

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The book, designed for both the beginning collector and the long time lover of tiles, includes full color examples of over 600 international designs encompassing an endless variety of striking decorative elements. It is arranged by company and design and contains a guide to market prices as well as suggestions and tips for tile collectors. This is the perfect choice for any lover of ceramic surfaces and those who appreciate and enjoy color and design.

Carl Sigmund Luber

Carl Sigmund Luber

$75.00

Carl Sigmund Luber: His Life and Work as Artist for the Art Nouveau Ceramics of Johann von Schwarz, 1896-1906
By Wolfgang Koenig and Rudolf Weichselbaum /Koenig-Weichselbaum Verlag, 2006. 258 pages (hard cover) in full color.

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Carl Sigmund Luber

Carl Sigmund Luber

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The fascinating Art Nouveau ceramics produced by the Nuremberg company Johann von Schwarz, coveted worldwide, are documented here for the first time. 548 objects are displayed in their full glory, and 1187 designs are listed in the registry of works.
Until recently, the name of the company's designer, Carl Sigmund Luber, was known, but next to nothing was known about the man himself. Through contact with his grandchildren, however, he has been rediscovered. This book, written by longtime Tile Heritage member Wolfgang Konig and Rudolf Weichselbaum, describes a unique artistic personality of Art Nouveau.

Handmade Tiles (DVD)

Handmade Tiles (DVD)

$64.95

Handmade Tiles By Frank Giorgini.
DVD covering all four original instructional videos based on the original book "Handmade Tiles" Here are all of the fundamentals on how to make and decorate tiles by hand.

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Handmade Tiles (DVD)

Handmade Tiles (DVD)

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Making & Installing Handmade Tiles

Making & Installing Handmade Tiles

$24.95

Making & Installing Handmade Tiles
By Angelica Pozo. Lark Books, 2005. 160 pages (hard cover) in full color.

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Making & Installing Handmade Tiles

Making & Installing Handmade Tiles

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This book covers the basics, describing and illustrating the step-by-step procedures for making and decorating tiles. These techniques are then applied to a series of fundamental installations from trivets to stair risers to a fully tiled kitchen, with numerous projects in between. Enhancing the book is a gallery of contemporary tile art by ninety-three accomplished artists whose work occupies the top third of almost every page. Prepare yourself for the distraction and the inspiration!

The Art of Handmade Tile

The Art of Handmade Tile

$21.95

The Art of Handmade Tile By Kristin Peck. Krause Publications, 2002. 144 pages (soft cover) in color.

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The Art of Handmade Tile

The Art of Handmade Tile

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Kristin Peck's friendly approach to making handmade tile will guide you through designing, firing and decorating your own custom-made tiles. You can install your custom tiles around a fireplace or shower, on the floor, in the kitchen, or hang them individually as pieces of art. It's much easier than you think.

The Basics

The Basics

$50.00

The Basics By Sunny McLean / 2009. 120 pages (soft cover) in black and white. "The Basics," a new workbook, offers training in sales support skills.

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The Basics

The Basics

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"The Basics" is a workbook for high-end tile and stone or kitchen and bath showrooms that need well-trained and professional sales associates.
In today's competitive environment, selling is not just about product and price anymore. A productive sales associate must meet the customer's expectations for top quality service, professional knowledge and a competent, pleasant sales experience. "The Basics" enables a new-hire to develop important support skills and more experienced associates to update their existing skills. Written in a workbook format with lessons, illustrations, activities and tests, "The Basics" provides a self-managed program that can be completed in as little as eight hours of work time, spread over four weeks. "The Basics," the first workbook of its kind, is an essential training tool for every tile and stone business that wants to excel in service-oriented sales.

 Ceramic Art Tile for the Home

Ceramic Art Tile for the Home

$29.95

Ceramic Art Tile for the Home
By DeBorah Goletz. Schiffer Publishing, 2001. 160 pages (soft cover) in full color.

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Ceramic Art Tile for the Home

 Ceramic Art Tile for the Home

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This book is a wonderful introduction to the world of tile art, loaded with ideas and resources that will charm and inspire. Hundreds of breathtaking photographs show the wrk of some of the finest contemporary tile artists in the country. The insightful text guides readers to an informed appreciation of this timeless art and its marvelous suitability for all areas of the home.

Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks

$29.95

Motawi Tileworks:
Contemporary Handcrafted Tiles in the Arts & Crafts Tradition
By Anne Stewart OíDonnell. Pomegranate Press, 2008. 112 pages (hard cover) in full color.

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Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks

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This luscious book is a tile treasure melding historic traditions with contemporary fine art tile work. An illustrated essay follows the development of the Motawi Tileworks from its inception to the present day studio factory.

Nawal and Karim Motawi together have crafted a successful company through vision, innovation, creativity and impeccable design. Inspired and nurtured by the works of artisans that have come before them, especially in the Arts & Crafts movement, the sister and brother team have firmly established their tile work as a standard to strive to attain in the world of contemporary art tiles. Anne Stewart O'Donnell, Editor of Style 1900, is most engaging as she relates the Motawi story. The Foreword by Joseph Taylor of Tile Heritage further validates the exceptional artistry and tile magic performed within their walls.

Glass Tile Inspirations

Glass Tile Inspirations

$19.95

Glass Tile Inspirations By Patricia Hart McMillan and Katherine Kaye McMillan.
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2006. 128 pages (soft cover) in full color.

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Glass Tile Inspirations

Glass Tile Inspirations

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Stunningly beautiful, high performance glass tiles are increasingly popular for walls, countertops, and floor coverings in kitchens and baths. As seen in the 205 arresting color photos, a wide variety of forms and colors are available, produced by many skilled glass artists. Tiles are displayed both close up to reveal their individual beauty and installed to show ways in which these tiles can be used. The engaging text provides details of tile colors, textures, finishes, patterns, sizes, shapes, and styles, providing the reader with many ideas for interior decoration. This is indeed a book of inspirations.

Mosaic Techniques & Traditions

Mosaic Techniques & Traditions

$34.95

Mosaic Techniques & Traditions: Projects and Designs from Around the World By Sonia King. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2003. 256 pages (hard cover) in full color.

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Mosaic Techniques & Traditions

Mosaic Techniques & Traditions

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With the breathtaking work of hundreds of artists on display throughout, this visually arresting book showcases mosaics from all corners of the globe and teaches the skills needed to produce 15 beautiful pieces of your own.

The history of the art, tools and materials and techniques come first: bases, adhesives, and grout; shaping and placing tesserae; practical and artistic design considerations; and several methods of creating the actual mosaic. Put that information to use on an array of magnificent international projects, all beautifully illustrated and with the level of difficulty noted.

Ceramic Tile & Mosaic Mural making DVD

Ceramic Tile & Mosaic Mural making DVD

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Ceramic Tile & Mosaic Mural making DVD

Ceramic Tile & Mosaic Mural making DVD

 Tiles by Hand

Tiles by Hand

$19.95

NEW! e-Book Available from Ceramist Frank Colson, Tiles by Hand - A comprehensive and exciting eBook ready for reading on iPad, Kindle, Nook, and other digital eReaders.  CD availability.
http://www.buytilesbyhand.com/

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Tiles by Hand

 Tiles by Hand

Currently available from the author. Click website for more information and to purchase
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The Magic of Clay

The Magic of Clay

$18.95

The Magic of Clay
By Adalucia Quan. Cholita Prints and Publishing, 2003. 32 pages (hard cover) in full color.

This is a delightful introduction to working with clay. It is geared to children but readers of all ages will be drawn in to the magic of clay. The author, who is both a clay artist and an illustrator, designed the book as a teaching tool that will be welcomed by clay artists and educators and will inspire its readers to want to work with clay. The illustrations are colorful, instructive and amusing and make complex concepts interesting and easy to understand.

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The Magic of Clay

The Magic of Clay

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Paint Happy

Paint Happy

$19.99

Paint Happy
By Christine Acosta
North Light Books 2002 . 110 Pages (soft cover) full color.

Reconnect with the inner artistic spirit of your youth-- Christine Acosta shows you how with guidelines and advice for painting with joyous abandon. She'll help you re-think color mixing and design with imagination,creativity and energy.

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Paint Happy

Paint Happy

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Buckland Books- UK

Buckland Books- UK

Chris Blanchett formed Buckland Books some 12 years ago to supply difficult-to-find books on tiles and architectural ceramics. As then-Editor of the Tile Society's Newsletter, he received a number of requests for books that he reviewed and, from a first catalogue of just 7 books, now has over 400 titles from around the world. Go to : http://www.bucklandbooks.co.uk/

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Buckland Books- UK

Buckland Books- UK

Chris Blanchett formed Buckland Books some 12 years ago to supply difficult-to-find books on tiles and architectural ceramics. As then-Editor of the Tile Society's Newsletter, he received a number of requests for books that he reviewed and, from a first catalogue of just 7 books, now has over 400 titles from around the world. Books on the related subjects of mosaics and brick/terracotta were soon added and there are now over 1000 titles in all listed in our complete catalogue. Contact: Chris Blanchett :Phone/Fax: 01903 717648
Email: buckland.books@tiscali.co.uk Sales: sales@bucklandbooks.co.uk Infomation: info@bucklandbooks.co.uk
Address: Holly Tree House, 18 Woodlands Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5PP.
http://www.bucklandbooks.co.uk/

Creative Tile Making

Creative Tile Making

Add some flair!
If you're planning to redecorate or remodel anytime soon, try adding some flair by including handmade tiles as a personal touch. On the floor, wall, countertop, or patio, tiles from your studio make the perfect accent to complement any style or color.
Angelica Pozo can teach you how. She brings years of tile making experience with her as she clearly demonstrates the steps necessary to create beautiful tiles. Like a workshop you can attend anytime night or day, this technique-filled 2-hour DVD is guaranteed to provide all the information you need to produce beautiful tiles the first time and every time.
Run-time approximately 2 hours (2 disk set) $59.95
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Creative Tile Making

Creative Tile Making

Flat out creativity!
Tile making provides so many opportunities for creativity that it’s no wonder some artists find themselves devoting all their time to them. Angelica Pozo mastered tile making years ago and shares her vast knowledge of the process along with her many decorating skills in this all new step-by-step DVD demonstration.
Beginning with basic tile forming and progressing through a robust range of decorating techniques, you’ll discover so many things that the problem will be wondering just where to start — a single tile, a panel, a back splash, an outdoor installation, a table? Angelica has done them all and provides the information you need to get you successfully started on the way.
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