By Lesley Durbin
Delivering palms on recommendation for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and recovery is a distinct and worthy guide.
Topics lined supply sensible tips on conservation and recovery recommendations together with the issues of manufacture, cleansing, substitute or fix and mortars. recommendations are illustrated by means of finished case experiences, opposed to a historical past of the function of earlier architects and architects in old schemes.
* targeted advisor to the conservation and recovery of architectural tiles
* overseas case experiences offer thought and assistance for most sensible practice
* examine from the author's two decades adventure within the box
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The use of tiles as wall coverings to provide cool interiors originated with the development of the tile in Persia. While it is common enough to find examples of seventeenth century tin glazed tiles in English locations, the majority of delftware tiles (as they have become known) found in the UK date from the eighteenth century, when the Dutch potters had fully established their tile making centres at Liverpool, Bristol, London and Glasgow, and the tile makers in Holland were at the height of their export trade.
All Saint’s Church, Margaret Street, London (1849), is a good example of Minton’s early use of coloured enamel glazes. The upper wall and ceiling colour in the church is achieved with the use of paint. 12 Looking at tile schemes Whereas below dado level and on the floor lively contrast of colour is achieved using tile and stone (Plate 1). Samuel Teulon (1812–73), architect of St Stephen’s Church, Hampstead, was more eclectic in his style and chose Moorish influences, among others, for his designs.
Larger pieces of stone were removed by hand but smaller stones and pebbles were often left in the body clay. With the passage of time the fired clay body around the stone can wear away, the stone can become dislodged leaving behind a round hole or depression which weakens the surface of the tile. If the surface of the tile is subject to continuing wear from footfall, or other agents like the build up of dirt and waxes, the edges of the hole will in turn break down causing further destruction and loss of tile body or surface decoration.