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Unread 01-03-2005, 07:38 PM   #16
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The first known tile was found in the tomb of a Pharoah know as Il Kempt Ashit. It was an inscribed clay tablet believed to have fallen into a dinner fire tended by the local's shop steward. The inscription was a list of grievances against the GC.
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Unread 01-03-2005, 08:04 PM   #17
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John,lemme just say that your new book's been a big hit with the DIY'ers that have visited my father and brother's tile store.

Usually,Pops just gives the book gratis to a DIY'er who has made a big tile purchase and has a lot of difficult tech questions. Many times I've been in there and people have commented on how much they enjoyed the book...and how useful it was.Good thing that you have the Schluter products explained in there too...the do-it-yourselfers buy a lot of Schluter stuff.

I too got a kick out of your version on the history of tile.
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Unread 01-03-2005, 08:32 PM   #18
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clay tiles are found at 7000 bc
ceramic was found in babylon at 4000 to 3000 bc
first marble mosaic's were found in pompeji
glazed ceramic was made in the middle east (iran) and brought from there to spain and then to italy
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Unread 01-03-2005, 09:03 PM   #19
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I customer I worked for was from Egypt.He says that the history of the world began there...funny he'd say that but who knows,might be true.Sure is a lot of old,old tile work there still intact.
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Unread 01-04-2005, 01:59 AM   #20
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Shaughnn your mosaicist friend wouldn't be the same one recently in the news over the liberry mispellinges perhaps? Maybe you should return the book with a recommendation to read it properly this time
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Unread 01-04-2005, 09:09 AM   #21
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Jeremy,
No, I don't know that wack-job. The woman I'm speaking of is Tina Ayers. Linda (Smee) recently became acquainted with her also. She's mostly retired now, from what I understand, but she's got a hefty portfolio. Wonderful woman. Wish I had more opportunity to interact with her.
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Unread 01-04-2005, 09:28 AM   #22
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What I find amazing is that *they* uncover full mosaic floors from before pompeii (stefan) and they are still in tact. Long before the Romans - the Greeks were very familiar with the art of the mosaic. Remember, the Romans were smart enough to copy the Greeks - after they took over their country - oh, and the known world

Tina is awesome! I knew that's who you were talking about Shaughnn - She's been an invaluable connection to me. I'm going to see her this weekend - I'll say hello for you.

I wonder if the spellingly challenged is hard at work on Einstein....
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It is to the Romans' credit that they stole only what was good from the Greeks and discarded what was not -- democracy.
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Unread 01-25-2005, 07:32 PM   #24
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Ceramic Tile Manual - used books for sale

Hi all,
I searched through www.alibris.com (a rare book web-service I use) and found this listing. Get it while it's available!!!!!

http://www.alibris.com/search/detail...ches=7&qsort=r

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Unread 01-26-2005, 06:11 PM   #25
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Shaughnn,

Says they don't have it anymore.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 09:00 PM   #26
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Guess someone bought it already. It's a good site to keep bookmarked and just surf it every few months. Eventually, another copy will surface.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 11:09 PM   #27
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You can purchase other books on the history from http://www.tileheritage.org/THF-Book%20List.html.
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History of Tiling

Does anyone know of books dealing with the history of tiling. I would appreciate your help. I am writing a paper for my history of math class. This topic seems very interesting. Thanks. S.Chap
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Unread 02-09-2009, 10:06 AM   #29
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John's second book touches on the subject very briefly, maybe three pages. Haven't seen much else.

Look up the Marble Workers Manual; its from like 1850 and covers the subject rather interestingly.
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what might be helpful is PM ing John Bridge himself and seeing if he would provide where he got his information from
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