Ceramica Industrial "El Aguila, S.A."
Category: Build and Access the Collection
Location: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library
Ceramica Industrial "El Aguila, S.A." : hecho en Mexico
This catalog is from the Mexican “Eagle Industrial Ceramic Co.” With beautiful full-color chromolithographic illustrations of the tiles, it demonstrates the various uses of their designs for fountains, seating, open spaces, and other decorative design applications, as well as samples of individual tile patterns. Presented are classic Arabesque, Moorish, and Mediterranean majolica tile designs, brought to Mexico by the Spanish in the 16th century. The forward and introduction discuss the ancient tradition of tiles- describing them as “the combination of bricks and glass…the tiles of old Europe came to our land with colors of the skies, clouds, seas, and suns…they stand tall today in our homes and parks.” The company is promoting the quality and beauty of their tiles that do not have “to cross the seas to reach our lands.”
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