Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Medieval Tiles
  • Written by Hans Van Lemmen
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780747804635
  • Our Price: $12.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Medieval Tiles

Medieval Tiles

Written by Hans Van LemmenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Hans Van Lemmen

Medieval Tiles Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Medieval Tiles
  • Email this page - Medieval Tiles
  • Print this page - Medieval Tiles
Synopsis|Table of Contents


Floor tiles with a wealth of different patterns and designs were used during the Middle Ages, in churches, cathedrals, royal palaces, and the homes of wealthy citizens. Durable and hygenic, these tiles were a fashionable decorative element in medieval interiors. Medieval tilemakers proved extremely skillful in the production of different types of tile, which ranged from variously shaped plain tiles which were assembled into complex mosaic floors, to two-colored inlaid tiles and stamped-relief and line-impressed tiles. In this fascinating introduction to the subject, Han van Lemmen details the various production and decoration techniques used, and the changes in tile fashion. Though many medieval cathedrals and parish churches, and in the extensive collection at the British Museum.

Table of Contents

The Medieval Tile Industry
Relief and Line-Impressed Tiles
Mosaic Tiles
Two-Color Tiles
The Legacy of Medieval Tiles
Further Reading
Places to Visit

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: