Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration

Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration

by Lesley Durbin
     
 

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This new edition of Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration continues to inform and educate on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage.

It not only contains new and up to date information on materials, practical methods, and historical research but also reflects changes in the attitudes, outlook and perceptions

Overview

This new edition of Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration continues to inform and educate on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage.

It not only contains new and up to date information on materials, practical methods, and historical research but also reflects changes in the attitudes, outlook and perceptions within the wider conservation, architectural heritage and construction communities which give a new dimension to the conservation and restoration techniques described in the previous edition. The growing interest in the preservation of post war ceramic tile murals and the subsequent demand for information pertaining specifically to this era is a welcome and useful addition.

The new overview of common problems will be helpful in domestic and ecclesiastical situations and will appeal to independent tilers who are in need of information to deal with problems out of the normal run of their work but which are now more commonly being dealt with outside of conservation practice circles. The book has always been and remains an accessible resource to anyone who is interested either professionally or as an enthusiast in the preservation of historic architectural tiles.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for the previous edition:

"...broad and far reaching, beyond what the title implies... thorough in approach." The Tile Heritage of America E-news

"clearly an important resource for any tile conservator." Glazed Expressions

"The author has well over 30 years of direct experience in the field and the new book is an excellent way of distilling and disseminating that experience. There have been advances in techniques over the past decade which can now be assessed and brought to a wider public." Tony Herbert, TACA News & Views

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415840583
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/14/2014
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
266
Sales rank:
825,393
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Lesley Durbin is Senior Conservator at the Jackfield Conservation Studio, UK. She has over thirty years’ experience of the conservation of architectural ceramics.

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