Art tile is a truly exciting option for both interior and exterior decoration. There is a vast array of tile available on the market today, ranging in design from traditional to modern, and conservative to outrageous–the possibilities are overwhelming! This book is a wonderful introduction to art tile, loaded with ideas and resources that will charm and inspire. Hundreds of breathtaking photographs of installations in and out of the home show the work of todays leading contemporary tile artists. Insightful text guides readers to an informed appreciation of this timeless art and its marvelous suitability for all areas of the home. Chapters include a history of tile making in America, how art tile is made, visiting a tile showroom, designing with art tile, trends in art tile, what to expect during installation, and ceramic art in public spaces. A large resource index and a directory of artists is included.