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  • n. The tiled surfaces of something, or the arrangement of tiles on a surface.


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  • I took a ton of pictures in this kitschy delight, starting with the delightful terrazzo tilework in front.

    Monday: Downtown Trudgery :

  • Alberti considered the intellectual lineaments of a building something mediated by the structure and ornament of its exterior; and while Pugin -- another gloomy Gus, if perhaps a necessary one -- frequently railed against what he saw as dishonesty in buildings, he never hesitated to plaster his own designs with exuberant tilework and gilt.

    The Dangers of Architectural Positivism

  • New tilework and furniture, as well warm Mediterranean colors are a vast improvement to the sterile hole-in-the-wall the place used to look like inside.

    NJ Dining: A Taste of Greece 2.0 (UPDATED)

  • Max Kim-Bee Graphic Bath Architectural detail via tile: The black-and-white tilework reinterprets a common mosaic pattern, blown up in scale and made much more graphic.

    Scene-Stealing Décor

  • Lu, who studied the question after a vacation in Uzbekistan left him marveling at the tilework.

    Geometry Meets Arts in Islamic Tiles

  • It was slapped on a wall of tilework and Koranic inscriptions.

    Boing Boing

  • The busy tilework would give me enough of a headache.

    Gate into Fes, Morocco

  • We particularly enjoyed the cliffside Paraiso Escondido, tastefully turned out in abundant tilework, nichos and pre-Columbian statuary.

    Puerto Escondido's Romantic Hotel Santa Fe

  • Everywhere you turned there was some stone carving, piece of ironwork or tilework that symbolized thrift, industry or other noble human endeavor.

    CSI: Williamsburgh Bank Building

  • On the right hand wall are some extant decorative tilework.

    Old Coffee Shop Sees Light of Day Once More


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