New Terracotta

PORTUGUESE AZULEJOS

TILES — A sensual and humble material in portuguese architecture.

An awareness that, in Portugal, more emphasis is placed on sensual than on conceptual values, as shown by a preference for a coloured material that reflects light, the immediate expression of painting, and a choice of images that focus more on describing reality.

An expeditious practical sense revealed in the use of a conventionally humble material, the tile, as a means of aesthetically enhancing the interiors of buildings and urban spaces.

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