The Thames and Hudson Manual of Architectural Ceramics
by David Hamilton
Thames & Hudson, 1978 [First Edition], 146 illustrations in colour and black and white, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 050067014
Near Fine Condition, ex-library, library sticker to front flyleaf, stamps to publishers page and back flyleaf, remnants of library sticker to inside back cover, protected dustjacket
'Architectural Ceramics is the term of wide, and sometimes imprecise,, meaning but in this book it means clay items that can be regarded as existing within an architectural environment and making a substantial contribution to it. Techniques are described for making bricks, tiles, faience, terracotta and large-scale ceramic sculptures, as well as roofing tiles, chimney pots and other decorative features. Automated factory production is discussed as well as small-scale studio work by individual craftsmen. The copious illustrations range in time and place from ancient Babylon to modern Chicago.'