TACS Journal

The TACS Journal is an annual scholarly publication containing illustrated articles of original research, many covering subjects
being studied for the first time.

Latest Edition – Volume 19, 2013

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TACS Journal Volume 19, 2013.

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Articles in this edition

  • Chris Blanchett The Decorative Tiles of Frederick Garrard and John James Lewis.
  • Pedro Flor, Maria Joao Pereira Coutinho, Silvia Ferreira and Susana Varela Flor Rediscovering the Great Panorama of Lisbon in tiles.
  • Susana Varela Flor Dirck Stoop (1618-1686) in Portugal: Paintings, Engravings and Tiles.

Back issues

TACS Journal Vol 17
Vol 18 2012: The Journal: A Brief History. Penny Beckett The TACS Locations Database Project. Lynn Pearson The Karl-Marx-Alle, Berlin: A Pictorial Record. Christopher R. Marsden Dorothy Annan and the Fleet Building Panels. Lindsay Lennie James Duncan Limited: Scotland’s Tiler.

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TACS Journal Vol 17
Vol 17 2011: Sheila Menzies and Joseph A.Taylor Editorial. Riley Doty British Tile Makers in the United States: 1910–1940. Mike Sims Robert Minton Taylor. A Life of Trials and Tribulations. Barbara McMullen British Terracotta in Canada. Its Import and Use 1809–1931.

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TACS Journal Vol 16

Vol 16 2010: Johan Kamermans Trials of Technology: the attempt by the Dutch firm Rozenburg to adopt mass production techniques for tile making. Andrew Montgomery Farrago 1909-10: Modernism in the satiric deconstruction of the English house. Christopher R. Marsden Anything with Anything: An introduction to the art and craft of Alan Boyson.

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TACS Journal Vol 15

Vol 15 2009: Lindsay Lennie (Historic Scotland) The Tiled Shops of James Duncan Limited. Barry and Angela Corbett Tile Designs by Lewis Foreman Day for Pilkington’s Tile & Pottery Company. Mario Baeck Ornamental Terracotta in Nineteenth Century France: Virebent of Toulouse. Jaume Coll Conesa (Museum Director), The Museo Nacional de Cerámica “González Martí” and Ceramic Tile Collecting in Valencia.

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TACS Journal Vol 14

Vol 14 2008: Peter Hyland The Rescued Minton Tile Printing Plates at the Wedgwood Museum. Fernando González Moreno A Brief History of Talavera Tile Production: Tradition and Revival, Mario Baeck In accordance with archaeological handbooks: neo-gothic floors in the Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium. Hans van Lemmen Ceramic Follies.

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TACS Journal Vol 13

Vol 13 2007: Christopher R. Marsden The Architectural Ceramics of Fritz Steller. Maureen Devine Aesthetic Chicago: Art Tiles of the Samuel M. Nickerson House. Penny Beckett Unsung Pioneers: the founders of Gibbs & Canning, Terracotta Manufacturers.

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TACS Journal Vol 12

Vol 12 2006: Hans van Lemmen An iconographic and iconological approach to tile analysis based on a study of the Edward the Confessor tile at Westminster Abbey. Biddy Macfarlane Donald Maxwell’s Domesday Tiles. Mario Baeck Cement tiles: An exploration. Alastair Scott Anderson The South Building, Royal Observatory Greenwich: The Meeting of Art and Astronomy.

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TACS Journal Vol 11

Vol 11 2005: Kathryn Ferry Colour and Geometry: The Tile Designs of Owen Jones. Laura Gardner ‘Domestic and Ecclesiastical Workmen’: W.B. Simpson and Sons. John and Mary Bentley Tiled Stove Manufacture in South Sweden. Lynn Pearson Decorative Tile and Terracotta Exports by British Manufacturers, 1840-1940.

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TACS Journal Vol 10Vol 10 2004:  JULIE GILLAM WOOD Behind the Facade: An Insight into Burmantofts’ Trading Ethos. LYNN PEARSON To Brighten the Environment: Ceramic Tile Murals in Britain 1950-70. JOHN PRICE ‘Everyday Heroes ‘: The Memorial Tablets of Postman’s Park. PENNY BECKETT George Swift and Liverpool’s Swan Tile Works.

 

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TACS Journal Vol 9Vol. 9 2003: LINDA F. DYKE Henry Chapman Mercer’s Tile Collection. LYNN F. PEARSON Memorial and Commemorative Tiles in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Churches. MARGARET A.V. GILL A Munificent Benefaction: Godwin Tiles in St Peter’s Church, Hereford. MICHAEL SIMS Gilbert Elliott and the Muskingum County (Ohio) Courthouse Floors.

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TACS Journal Vol 8

Vol. 8 2000:  ALAN SWALE Architectural Terracotta and Faience – a critical appraisal. HANS VAN LEMMEN Tiles in Seville. PETER WILLIAMS Floor Tiling in Saint Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury. LYNN PEARSON Decorative Ceramics in the Buildings of the British Brewing Industry. 

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TACS Journal Vol 7

Vol. 7 1998: GEOFFREY KAY The Peacock of Mysore – an account of the tiled floor of the Wedding Pavilion in the Mysore Palace, Karnataka State, India. GRAHAM SCOTT The Dream of City Architecture Expressed in Colourful Ceramics – the theories and architecture of Halsey Ralph Ricardo. HANS VAN LEMMEN A Special Series of Ravesteijn Delftware Tiles Made for Export to Britain. BRUNO BENTZ AND DANIEL DUFOURNIER Chemical Analyses of Dutch Tiles from the Castles of Marly (Yvelines), Rocheclwuart (Haute-Vienne) and Labbeville (Vail-d’Oise ). ANDREW SKELTON The Carshalton Water Tower Tiled Bath – a study in Anglo-Dutch Tiles. ROBERT HUNT On the Applications of Science to the Fine and Useful Arts Artificial Stone – Tessera, etc. 

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TACS Journal Vol 6

Vol. 6 1996: CLEOTA REED A Discovery in Pennsylvania – The ‘Tiles’ Guardbook of John Gough Nichols. CHRIS BLANCHETT The Tiles of Dorchester Abbey. JANET DOUGLAS Patronage and Politics in a Leeds Parish – The Story of the Brangwyn Mosaics in St. Aidans Church, Harehills. DOUGLAS VAN DER HORST Architectural Ceramics in South Africa – The Products of Olifantsfontein.

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TACS Journal Vol 5

Vol. 5 1994: JOHN CHERRY The Creation of the Medieval Tile Collection in the British Museum, 1851 to 1866. JANE COCHRANE Medieval Tiled Floor Patterns. REVD JOHNS REYNOLDS Alfred Reynolds and the Block Process. CONRAD BIERNACKI Wedgwood Tiles: the Thomas Allen / Albert Moore Link. JOAN SKINNER The Fancy Factories of Wallis, Gilbert & Partners.

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TACS Journal Vol 4Vol. 4 1992: GRAHAM D KEEVILL An Introduction to Romano-British Brick and Tile. J STOPFORD The Yorkshire Medieval Tile Project. GK B EAULAH Encaustic Tiles – a 19th Century Viewpoint. GEOFFREY KAY Charles Lynam – an Architect of Tile Factories. LAWRENCE D BURTON William Burton and Pilkington’s Tiles Limited.

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VTACS Journal Vol 3ol. 3 1990: Shirley Strachan Henry Powell Dunnill: a Victorian Tilemaster. Kevin Gannon Refuge Assurance Company Offices, Manchester. Miranda F Goodby George Tinworth: an Artist in Terracotta. Hans van Lemmen Children’s Games on Dutch Delftware Tiles. G K Beaulah FSA Samuel Wright of Shelton and his Tiles.

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TACS Journal Vol 2Vol. 2 1987: Richard Myers Murray Marks and Thomas Elsley, Importers of Dutch Tiles. Dr Francis Celoria Contributions towards working definitions of the word ‘Terracotta’. Alan Swale The Terracotta of the Wedgwood Institute, Burslem. Peter and Diana Clegg Discovering the Decorative Art Tile Company.

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TACS Journal Vol 1
Vol. 1 1982: Hans van Lemmen Nineteenth-Century Dutch Tiles. Betty Greene The Godwins of Hereford. Richard & Hilary Myers Morris and Company Ceramic Tiles. G .K. Beaulah Tiles of rhombic shape at Thornton Abbey with notes on some others.

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