By Lesley Durbin
Offering fingers on suggestion for the conservator, Architectural Tiles: Conservation and recovery is a different and worthwhile guide.
Topics coated provide useful tips on conservation and recovery concepts together with the issues of manufacture, cleansing, substitute or fix and mortars. ideas are illustrated by way of finished case stories, opposed to a heritage of the function of prior architects and architects in historical schemes.
* distinct consultant to the conservation and recovery of architectural tiles
* overseas case experiences offer idea and assistance for top practice
* examine from the author's twenty years event within the box
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If we are to keep our remaining historic architectural tile schemes in place in a functional as well as decorative role for the future, we rely on the resource of reproduction tiles in order to complete and enhance the original schemes. Understanding and recognising the detail and distinctions within the original manufacturing processes is also an aid towards building a case or qualifying a decision to retain, conserve or restore historic material or to allow the introduction of replacement material into tile schemes.
Once all of the moisture had been absorbed the decoration was applied directly onto the unfired glaze, using a pouncing as the means for transferring the design onto the face of the tile. A pouncing is a design on thin paper which has small holes the size of pinpricks along all of the main outlines, the paper is placed over the tile and charcoal is dusted through the holes to leave the imprint of the design on the tile which is then followed by hand painting. The decoration was usually applied using cobalt blue or manganese purple paint (pigment suspended in a medium), and great skill and quickness of hand were required to apply the pigment in this manner.
Probably the first Victorian to initiate and put into practice the idea of a complete design concept was Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Pugin was not only influential in his advocacy of medieval gothic style and architecture, he also advanced the idea applying a high standard of design (preferably medieval gothic of course) to modern, mass produced materials in order to build complete interiors. The Palace of Westminster was completed in 1860 and although its architect was Sir Charles Barry, he gave the interior decoration over to Pugin who we know was responsible for designing every facet of the interior down to the very smallest details.
Architectural Tiles: Conservation and Restoration by Lesley Durbin