1826 Supper lecture: Victorian Tiles - a reflection of the age

Wednesday 12 December 6:45 PM to 10:00 PM

Price for single attendee: £0.00

The illustrated lecture will examine the technical inventions and the industrial conditions in 19th century Britain that made the mass production of Victorian tile possible. It will cover the trail blazing manufacturers who made them, the talented designers who decorated them in a tremendous variety of different styles and prominent architects who used floor and wall tiles for practical and decorative reasons in a wide range of ecclesiastical, public, commercial and domestic buildings throughout the British Isles and abroad. Hans van Lemmen is a writer and lecturer on the history of tiles and is President of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society. His latest book 5000 Years of Tiles was published by the British Museum Press in 2013. At the Victorian Society, 1 Priory Gardens, London W4 1TT. Tube: Turnham Green, District line. Lecture £30 with complimentary supper and wine afterwards. Please indicate any special dietary requirements. Booking required.



Event code: 1826

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