Testi di Sergio Coradeschi, Ernst J. Grube
1983 / 228 PAGES.
Language: Bilingual edition: Italian/English
Nothing so much as ceramics has proved a friend to humankind: from utensils, containers and a thousand other forms of everyday objects to an expression of art.
This volume spans the two vast areas of architectural ceramic decoration: the Far East and Islamic countries on one hand, and Europe (from the Middle Ages to the 20th century) on the other. From the 14th-century influence of Islamic majolica on Western culture to the flourishing of Italian ceramics during the Renaissance; from the stunning Franco-Dutch and Spanish floorings to the popular multi-coloured Art Nouveau and Art Deco tiles.