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By Carol Belanger Grafton

Spectacular plates reprinted from infrequent nineteenth- and early-20th-century English, French, and Spanish brands' catalogs. four hundred royalty-free examples encouraged via greater than 2,000 years of tile designs produced via the civilizations of Islam, Greece, Rome, and Byzantium, between others. greatest choice of colour tile designs in one quantity.

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And the basic bordered “carpet” format could, for most designs, readily be adapted to broader rectangular floor and wall surfaces of many differing proportions. In these 416 examples the designer and architect of the present day will rediscover the dazzling richness of a great tradition.

See the Publisher's Note for the sources of the plates. This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission, provided that you include no more than ten in the same publication or project. (For permission for additional use, please write to Permissions Department. Dover Publications, Inc.. 31 East 2nd Street, Mineola. Y. ) However, republication or reproduction of any illustration by any other graphic service, whether it be in a book or in any other design resource, is strictly prohibited.

They seem to have appeared in Europe only early in the current millennium (centuries after the arrival of mosaic), when they reached Spain via the Moors. The principles of Islamic design have tended to prevail ever since. The motifs are generally abstract (reflecting a religious tradition prohibiting artistic representation of living things), though floriated and foliated designs are also numerous; and a mass of detail usually fills in all the available area, without creating a strongly “hierarchical” structure—a highly practical principle that permits considerable adaptation in the design’s overall proportions.

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