Huddersfield Civic Society.
An Illustrated Talk by Hans Van Lemmen
7.30pm Tuesday 2 June 2015
Reception Room, Huddersfield Town Hall.
TACS Members Welcome.
Hans Van Lemmen, acknowledged as one of the country’s leadingexperts in the history of tiles and architectural ceramics. Hans is President of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society, has curated several exhibitions and has written extensively about tiles and architectural ceramics. His numerous books include Tiles in Architecture (1993), Delftware Tiles (1997), and 700 Years of English Tiles (2010) and, for Shire publications, Medieval Tiles, Victorian Tiles, Twentieth Century Tiles, Architectural Ceramics, Ceramic Roofware, Art Nouveau Tiles, and Art Deco Tiles.
Hans’ illustrated lecture will look at production techniques, manufacturers, designers, themes and subjects and applications in 19th, 20th and 21st century architecture in towns such as Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Wakefield.
The extensive use of decorative tiles for both internal and external applications is one of the delights for those who enjoy looking at our architectural heritage. As the development of new production methods (such as encaustic and dust-pressed tiles, stencils, transfer printing, and photolithography) developed in the 19thcentury, decorative tiles became more affordable and widely used. Industrialization and the Arts and Crafts movement encouraged more designers and artists to explore this artistic medium and Hans will illustrate the rich legacy that has been preserved in the region.
This event is run by the Huddersfield Civic Society and TACS has no association with this event.
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