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Architectural Tiles

Conservation and Restoration, 2nd Edition

By Lesley Durbin


246 pages

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pub: 2014-07-08
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This new edition of Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration continues to inform and educate on appropriate means towards the preservation of this valuable heritage.

It not only contains new and up to date information on materials, practical methods, and historical research but also reflects changes in the attitudes, outlook and perceptions within the wider conservation, architectural heritage and construction communities which give a new dimension to the conservation and restoration techniques described in the previous edition. The growing interest in the preservation of post war ceramic tile murals and the subsequent demand for information pertaining specifically to this era is a welcome and useful addition.

The new overview of common problems will be helpful in domestic and ecclesiastical situations and will appeal to independent tilers who are in need of information to deal with problems out of the normal run of their work but which are now more commonly being dealt with outside of conservation practice circles. The book has always been and remains an accessible resource to anyone who is interested either professionally or as an enthusiast in the preservation of historic architectural tiles.


Praise for the previous edition:

"…broad and far reaching, beyond what the title implies… thorough in approach." The Tile Heritage of America E-news

"clearly an important resource for any tile conservator." Glazed Expressions

"The author has well over 30 years of direct experience in the field and the new book is an excellent way of distilling and disseminating that experience. There have been advances in techniques over the past decade which can now be assessed and brought to a wider public." Tony Herbert, TACA News & Views

Table of Contents

1. Looking at tile schemes 2. Tile making – past and present 3. Mortar and construction methods used in historic tile schemes 4. Principals of conversation for architectural schemes 5. Methods of conservation 6. Troubleshooting, tools, products, and health and safety 7. Case studies

About the Author

Lesley Durbin is Senior Conservator at the Jackfield Conservation Studio, UK. She has over thirty years’ experience of the conservation of architectural ceramics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Care & Restoration
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / General
ARCHITECTURE / Historic Preservation / Restoration Techniques