Irish Medieval Tiles

 

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Irish Medieval Tiles


by Thomas Fanning (Author)
by Elizabeth S. Eames (Author)

 

Hardback

ISBN: 9780901714626

 

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A comprehensive account of Irish tiles, detailing their manufacture, the main types and decorative techniques, it also gives a full inventory of the 88 sites where tiles have been located, a descriptive catalogue and visual index of the 505 known designs.


This contribution to Irish medieval studies is the result of years of research into the tile industry that flourished in Anglo-Norman Ireland. A offers a comprehensive account of Irish tiles, detailing their manufacture, the main types and decorative techniques. It gives a full inventory of the 88 sites where tiles have been located, a descriptive catalogue and complete visual index of the 505 known designs reproduced, and colour and black and white plates depicting pavements in situ. An appendix summarises the results of comparative tests on tiles from Ireland and Chester. Finally, a bibliography and a site index are provided. The volume is a major contribution to Irish medieval studies and will be of value not only to archaeologists and historians but to students of art and design.


 

ISBN 901714623
ISBN13 9780901714626
Publisher Royal Irish Academy
Format Hardback
Publication date 12/01/1988
Pages 144
Weight (grammes) 729
Published in Ireland
Height (mm) 179
Width (mm) 212