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Friday, May 16, 2008 Malibu Tile

The Adamson House, Pacific Coast Highway at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Stiles Oliver Clements, 1929 extensively decorated with Malibu Tile:

    The lavish use of exquisite ceramic tile, produced by Malibu Potteries (1926-32), is a hallmark of the house. The use of decorative tile has always been characteristic of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Mrs. Rindge wisely decided to utilize the unique red and buff burning clays that existed in the Malibu area, as well as an abundant supply of water from a spring in Sweetwater Canyon, to establish the Malibu Potteries.  Beginning in 1926, a profusion of brilliant tiles flowed from this establishment to hundreds of residential and public buildings throughout Southern California.

Some examples

The Adamson House, Pacific Coast Highway at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Stiles Oliver Clements, 1929  extensively decorated with Malibu Tile
The Adamson House, Pacific Coast Highway at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Stiles Oliver Clements, 1929  extensively decorated with Malibu Tile
The Adamson House, Pacific Coast Highway at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Stiles Oliver Clements, 1929  extensively decorated with Malibu Tile
The Adamson House, Pacific Coast Highway at Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Stiles Oliver Clements, 1929  extensively decorated with Malibu Tile
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Technical Note:

Photographs after March 3, 2008, were taken with a Nikon D200 or a Nikon D70 when noted. All previous photographs were taken with the D70. The lenses used are (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto, or (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. Photography here is modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  The earliest photography in the archives was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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