5000 Years of Tiles

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5000 Years of Tiles is a comprehensive, full-color exploration of tile art and production worldwide, from earliest times to the present day. Placing the tiles firmly in their historical and cultural context, the book highlights both continuity and diversity, the dissemination of techniques and designs, and how tile art in one time and place has inspired and rejuvenated those in others. 5000 Years of Tiles is the essential single volume for anyone interested in the ceramic, decorative, and architectural arts.

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This item is adapted from or inspired by an object in our ceramics and glass collections. The holdings of our National Museum of American History, Behring Center, include much of the Smithsonian's collection of both artistic and functional glass and ceramics.


  • 320 pages
  • 325 color photos
  • Paperback
  • 8.5" x 10.75"

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Kathleen Polly

March 15, 2022

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 5000 Years of Tiles says it all!

This is a fabulous book if you are interested in tiles and their evolution. Just the sheer quantity of tile photos is fabulous!


Mary C Payrow-Olia

November 10, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Great Book about Tiles

I bought this for an architect and spouse who liked art and history; they liked it very much.

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