Architectural Terra Cotta of Milwaukee County

cover-image_2_origAdd this book release to your calendar at the end of May. Artist and architectural historian, Ben Tyjeski has put together this exhaustive catalog of the history of architectural terra-cotta in Milwaukee. The book is an amazing work showcasing examples of the art of ceramics used in local buildings over the last one hundred plus years.

Book Release: *Architectural Terra Cotta of Milwaukee County* by Ben Tyjeski
Thursday, May 31, 5-7pm
Var Gallery
643 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI 53204

Architectural Terra Cotta of Milwaukee County is a well documented and researched survey of some 480 buildings that featured architectural terra cotta in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.  The nearly 200 detailed descriptions of buildings discuss ornamental motifs, trends in design, and the development of surfaces and glaze.  In addition, this book covers the manufacturers and architects who were involved.  It also deals with the significance terra cotta had in the trade of building materials, concerns with preservation, and perspectives on its use in contemporary designs. Accompanying the text are over 350 colored photographs to marvel.

Book will be available to purchase for $59.95.
Limited quantity available.