PICTURE THIS

PICTURE THIS

INDIAN TILES 

By Arthur Millner (Prestel £69.99, 304 pp)

INDIAN TILES By Arthur Millner (Prestel £69.99, 304 pp)

How astonishing that tiny, brightly hued pieces of ceramic can survive centuries of war, weather, vandalism and well-intended but ill-judged renovation. 

Those that have were often adorning high walls and domes, safe above the heads of warriors and tourists, says Arthur Millner in his stunning history of tiles from the Indian sub-continent. 

Gloriously painted with flowers, hunting scenes and scrolling patterns, these fragments provide a glimpse of how the bustling streets must have looked a millennium ago, and remind us that love and remembrance were celebrated in vivid Technicolor.


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