Faucher Tile Collection

Faucher Tile Collection

Aesthetic Movement A movement of the 1870s and 1880s reacting to what was seen as evidence of philistinism in art and design. It tried to reconcile the high aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts Tradition with mass production through emphasis on excellent design.
Americana Of or relating to unique American experience.
Art Deco A decorative and architectural style of the period 19251940, characterized by geometric designs, bold colors, and the use of plastic and glass.
Art Nouveau A style of decoration and architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, characterized particularly by the depiction of leaves and flowers in flowing sinuous lines.
Arts & Crafts The Arts and Crafts Movement was an Anglo-North American aesthetic movement inspired by the writings of John Ruskin and a romantic idealization of a craftsperson taking pride in their personal handiwork. Its height was roughly between 1880 and 1910.
Calendar Tiles that represent days, weeks, months or seasons of the annual calendar cycle.
Character Showing animals, birds, people in some sort of character role or personality.
Contemporary Tiles produced by contemporary tile makers whether by hand or machine.
Delftware Tiles produced in the method of traditional delftware, i.e., with hand painting on white slip with a clear lead overglaze.
Floor Tile Tiles especially made for floors, usually very thick, and often made with mutiple colored clays (encaustic).
Majolica Tiles or ceramic ware covered with free flowing color glazes.
Named Series Tiles produced as a set or series of related pictures with a common theme or topic, e.g., English History, or Shakespeare's Plays.

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