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CHURCH TILES OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

By Kenneth Beaulah
ISBN 9780747805021
Shire Books*
Paperback
Color and b&w thruout
40 Pages
6 X 8.25

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More than half the churches in Britain are paved at least in part with nineteenth-century decorative encaustic tiles and there are also churches with striking pictorial tile panels. They are often the most notable features of a church, yet they are rarely mentioned in guidebooks. This book describes how they derived from medieval church tiles, how they were made and who designed and manufactured them. The late Kenneth Beaulah had a life-long interest in decorative tiles, particularly medieval tiles and Victorian encaustic tiles. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a founder member of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society. About the author Hans van Lemmen taught for many years at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is an established author on the history of tiles and has lectured on the subject in Britain and abroad. Other titles for Shire by this author are: Architectural Ceramics Ceramic Roofware Tiled Furniture Delftware Tiles (currently out of print) Medieval Tiles Twentieth Century Tiles Victorian Tiles