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Mural Decoration

Wall tile, mosque, Cairo, Egypt image

One of the Wall-Tiles of the Mosque of Ibrahim Agha, Cairo. 10 inches square.
(See: Mural Decorations - Wall Linings of Glazed Bricks or Tiles).

"Mural Decoration" Article - Table of Contents

Part 1. Mural Decoration - Introduction. (1) Reliefs Sculptured in Marble or Stone.
Part 2. (2) Marble Veneer.
Part 3. (3) Wall Linings of Glazed Bricks or Tiles.
Part 4. (4) Wall Coverings of Hard Stucco, Frequently Enriched with Reliefs.
Part 5. (5) Sgaffito. (6) Stamped Leather.
Part 6. (7) Painted Cloth.
Part 7. (8) Painted Hangings and Wall Papers.

Part 8. Painting: The Most Widely Used Form of Wall Decoration. Egyptian Painting.
Part 9. Etruscan Painting.
Part 10. Greek Painting.
Part 11. Roman Painting.
Part 12. Technical Methods of Roman Mural Painting.
Part 13. Early Christian Mural Paintings in Italy.
Part 14. English Mural Painting.
Part 15. General Schemes of Mural Painting.
Part 16. Subjects of Mediaeval Mural Paintings. Method of Execution.
Part 17. The Mediaeval Wall Paintings of the Continent. Oriental Mural Painting.

Colour Plate:
Amencharads Räda Church and Kumbla Church, Sweden

The above article was written by:

William Morris; founded the firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Co., to promote artistic house decoration, 1861; established the Kelmscott Press, 1890; author of The Earthly Paradise, The Life and Death of Jason, a version of the Odyssey, and News from Nowhere;


John Henry Middleton, M.A., Litt.D., D.C.L.; Slade Professor of Fine Art in the Univ. of Cambridge, 1866; later, Art Director of the South Kensington Museum; author of The Engraved Gems of Classical Times and Illuminated Manuscripts in Classical and Mediaeval Times.

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