Ceramic Art Tile for the Home By Deborah Goletz
Art tile is an exciting interior and exterior decoration that dates back to the ancient Romans. There is a vast array of tile available today, ranging in from traditional to modern and conservative to outrageous. The possibilities are overwhelming!
This book is crammed with information. Hundreds of breathtaking photographs of installations in and out of the home by today’s leading contemporary tile artists will inspire you with ideas. You will gain an appreciation of this timeless art and its marvelous suitability for all areas of the home.
Chapters include a history of tile making in America, how art tile is made, visiting a tile showroom, designing with art tile, trends in art tile, what to expect during installation, and ceramic art in public spaces. Includes a large resource index and a directory of artists.
“A quite extraordinary compendium of tile! From the most traditional (surrounds, murals) to the surprising--archways, columns--the book is an inspiration to anyone who is thinking of moving from three dimensions to two. This is NOT a how-to book--though a few hints are given about how some of these tiles are made.
“It is a lovely collector’s guide, and I think many potters will want it, because ideas cross-pollinate, and a three-dimensional potter might find here a way to more varied expression.” --Lili Krakowski in Constableville, New York, USA