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Ceramic Tile In 20th Century America
Tile Contractors’ Association Of America
By John J. Sekora

Hardcover with dust jacket
264 pages 
Actual size: 12 1/4" x 12 1/4"

ISBN: 0-9632906-6-5

Ceramic Tile In 20th Century America

  • This Beautifully Illustrated Coffee Table Book For Everyone And Anyone In The Ceramic Tile Business! Destined To Become The Definitive Work On The Subject!

       Ceramic Tile In 20th Century America tells the intriguing story of the people and their synergy in the ceramic tile industry over the last 100 years. This is their history, a heritage that needed to be recaptured, a history to be enjoyed.

       Tile men and women come to life on the pages of this unique book. Chapter by chapter, you will experience the mechanics, culture, and history of tile through this incomparable collection of classic photographs, essays, speeches, and original advertisements depicting a century of “the Keramic Tile Spirit.”

       This fascinating, brightly colored, and fully indexed book is divided into a chronological mosaic of the past: a history related to the reader through the actual words of the participants. Its unique insights reveal the ever-changing ceramic tile trade including its personalities and innovations.

       This stunning picture-packed book celebrates the heritage of ceramic tile as it chronicles, through a compilation of stories, the goals of the founding fathers of the tile industry.

       With more than 400 images and nearly 10,000 words, this massive, 264 page, full-color coffee table book traces 100 years of growth, accomplishments, and individuals as it spans a broad range of tiles, topics, and traditions.

       John J. Sekora has created a new lexicon for describing the ceramic tile artisans of yesteryear; voices from the past will testify to their diversity, depth, and passion for tile.

       Full of extremely wide-ranging and thoroughly documented works, the author organizes, illuminates, and examines, in a most creative and inspiring way, a part of untold Americana, as he invokes memories of days gone by.

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