History of Tiles

This video conveys a timeline narrative of the origins of tiles in Portugal for decorative purposes. It includes how tiles arrived in the country, their multi-cultural sources of development, and how and why they influenced the Portuguese culture. Design changes to tiles and their modes of production shifted with various design movements and with Portugal’s global expansion. Digital graphics and animations show how variations in tiles and their construction emphasize different design elements and characterize Portuguese history through this art form.