Photobook of Lisbon's Patterned Tiles

Photobook of Lisbon's Patterned Tiles

This campaign aims to raise funds to publish a photobook of the patterned tiles in Lisbon. It is a compilation of images of tiles that can be found on the facades of buildings t...

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This campaign aims to raise funds to publish a photobook of the patterned tiles in Lisbon. It is a compilation of images of tiles that can be found on the facades of buildings throughout the capital.

I came to Lisbon over a decade ago for 'love'. The pleasant climate and exceptional light captivated me. In my wanderings around the city I discovered countless small, hidden streets with building walls covered in art. I also became enamoured with the beauty of the tiles. These squared, enameled ceramics that reflect the sunlight and give the city a unique charm that colours the urban landscape.

It was on these walks that I started my collection of tile photographs, both as individual designs or grouped together to form a pattern. As close ups as well as contextualised in their surroundings. Weathered on abandoned buildings or completely missing after having been stolen. The different aesthetics in which this glazed square has evolved.

With the ample amount of motifs and designs that can be found throughout the Portuguese territory, I decided to limit the selection of photos to Lisbon in the era following the 1755 earthquake.

The book's size will be slightly larger than a real tile, at 16.5x16.5 cm, with more than 250 images in 160 pages.

Brief history of the Tiles

In Portugal, the love of tiles was introduced by the Muslims who brought them to the country over 500 years ago. In the 16th century, Portugal began its own production, suffering various influences of the Italian and Flemish tiles, and later in the 17th century, the Dutch. This specific form of decoration was used extensively in the coating of bourgeois buildings, nobility and clergy.

After the 1755 earthquake, a new use for the tile was implemented as an exterior coating of reconstructed buildings. Its decorative purpose on buildings became inseparable from the daily, cultural and urban life of the inhabitants of the Portugese territory, transcending borders until they could be found on many buildings in the former colonies and to an unknown extent in other countries around the world. From Churches and Palaces, to the streets of any city or down below in the underground stations.

Today, it is one of the main cultural symbols of Portuguese identity.

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Azulejos Padrão: https://www.facebook.com/azulejospadrao/
Livro 'Azulejos Padrão - Lisboa': https://www.facebook.com/livroazulejospadrao/

Instagram:
@azulejospadrao: https://www.instagram.com/azulejospadrao/

About the author

I was born in Galicia (Spain) in the city of Corunna, over 40 years ago. At 20 months I moved to Geneva, Switzerland where my parents had emigrated. By the age of majority, Switzerland had become tiresome and decided to return to my roots. I completed my studies in Public Administration in Galicia. During my professional career, I have worked in different areas for over 20 years now. My hobby of photography started when I was a child after my father gave me a camera, and I've been taking pictures constantly ever since. With your help, I would like to share my pictures and spread the appreciation of one of the strongest expressions of Portuguese culture. This will be my first book as well as the first time that I publicly show my photographs.

Budget and due dates

The funds raised will be used for the printing, publishing and distribution of the book.

  • Printing of 1000 books
  • Pagination and graphic layout
  • Rewards
  • Distribution
  • Mailing of books and other rewards
  • 5% for PPL, plus tax 23% VAT, as well as Paypal fees

The layout of the book is almost entirely complete, with the aim of printing by the end of September and delivering to all those who supported by October.

Note: If the amount needed for the campaign is exceeded, more copies of the book will be printed.

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    5€ or more

    Postcard

    1 postcard with a photo from the book

    3 backers

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    10€ or more

    Photograph

    1 photograph (13cm X 13cm) of your choice from a selection of 3 photos from the book (see image titled 'Recompensas'). Note: For International shipping (outside Portugal) please add €3 to the amount.

    7 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    1 signed copy of the book

    - 1 copy of the book 'AZULEJOS PADRÃO - LISBOA' signed by the author, with a personalized message. Note: For International shipping (outside Portugal) please add €5 to the amount. * For more copies, add the relevant amount to the total.

    121 backers

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    30€ or more

    Book + Photograph

    - 1 copy of the book 'AZULEJOS PADRÃO - LISBOA' signed by the author, with a personalized message. - 1 photograph (13cm X 13cm) of your choice from a selection of 3 photos from the book (see image titled 'Recompensas') Note: For International shipping (outside Portugal) please add €5 to the amount. * For more copies, add the relevant amount to the total.

    30 backers

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    50€ or more

    Book + 3 photographs

    - 1 copy of the book 'AZULEJOS PADRÃO - LISBOA' signed by the author, with a personalized message. - 3 photographs (13cm X 13cm) of your choice from a selection of 3 photos from the book (see image titled 'Recompensas') Note: For International shipping (outside Portugal) please add €5 to the amount. * For more copies, add the relevant amount to the total.

    20 backers

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    For Companies / Institutions

    - 25 copies of the book 'AZULEJOS PADRÃO - LISBOA' Note: International shipment included.

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Mon, 06/07/2020 - 09:00

Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:34

Lançamento do livro / Presentation of the book Azulejos Padrão -

Caros amigos e apoiantes, Já tenho o livro!!! e amanhã se está por Lisboa, quero convida-lo para encontrar-nos, conhecer-nos e beber um vinho. Será a partir das 18h00 no espa...

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Mon, 26/09/2016 - 11:25

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

Sat, 24/09/2016 - 10:24

Obrigado, Gracias, Thank You, Merci, Danke, Terima Kasih!

Caros apoiantes, Acabou a campanha crowdfunding com sucesso. Aliás muito bem sucedida já que foi angariado um 25% a mais do previsto. Quero agradecer-vos a confiança, apoio e...

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19/09/2016

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 16:16

40% Angariado! Obrigado a tod@s!

Já estamos quase a chegar ao 40%! Ainda falta para poder ver o Livro Azulejos Padrão - Lisboa publicado. Peço a colaboração de todos os 'Gostos' 816 em total para poder publicar...

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  • Fernando Veiras

    Lançamento do livro / Presentation of the book Azulejos Padrão -

    Caros amigos e apoiantes,

    Já tenho o livro!!! e amanhã se está por Lisboa, quero convida-lo para encontrar-nos, conhecer-nos e beber um vinho. Será a partir das 18h00 no espaço We L You na Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 4, 1º piso, (com entrada alternativa pela Rua Afonso Albuquerque, junto ao Arco da Conceição).

    Alguns dos emails enviados anteriormente acho que foram para a caixa Spam :-/ Ainda me falta receber algum endereço e indicar-me se deseja o seu livro autografado e dedicado e para quem.

    Aguardo a vossa presença e agradeço a companhia dos vossos amigos ;-)

    Abraço,

    Fernando
    https://www.facebook.com/livroazulejospadrao/

    Evento no Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674841566069809/

    Dear friends and supporters,

    I received the book!!! tomorrow if you are in Lisbon, I would like to invite you to join us, to meet us and drink a wine. It will be from 6pm at the space We L You, Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 4 1st floor (with alternate entrance by Rua Afonso Albuquerque, near the Arco da Conceição).

    Some of the emails I sent went to the Spam :-/ I still haven't received some of your contacts for shipping the book, if it is your case please let me know your address and if you want the book signed and dedicated and for whom.

    I look forward to your presence and I welcome the company of your friends as well ;-)

    Warm regards,

    Fernando
    https://www.facebook.com/livroazulejospadrao/

    Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674841566069809/

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  • Fernando Veiras

    Obrigado, Gracias, Thank You, Merci, Danke, Terima Kasih!

    Caros apoiantes,

    Acabou a campanha crowdfunding com sucesso. Aliás muito bem sucedida já que foi angariado um 25% a mais do previsto. Quero agradecer-vos a confiança, apoio e contribuição para que este projeto se tornasse possível. Sem vocês teria sido impossível.

    Já foram enviados os arquivos para a gráfica e o livro vai ser impresso na próxima segunda feira! Será encadernado e vou recebe-lo a princípios de Outubro. Pelo que a mediados de mês já poderá estar na vossa casa ;-)

    Para os que estejam em Lisboa ou perto, quero convidar-vos a vir recolher o livro e beber um vinho, ainda não tenho uma data concreta já que estou a espera de saber quando vou receber os livros (será entre 7 e 15 de Outubro). Criar-ei um evento no Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/livroazulejospadrao/)
    e enviar-ei uma nova mensagem para comunicar o local e hora para a semana.

    Para quem não puder vir, preciso:
    - que me envie o endereço de envio para quem não o fez por mensagem anteriormente a fri1972@gmail.com.
    - que me indiquem quais são as recompensas que pediram, para quem contribuiu com um valor superior ao livro 20€ (ou 25€ com os custos de envio para fora de Portugal)
    - se querem o livro com dedicatória personalizada e assinado, o nome da pessoa.

    Muito obrigado, abraço e beijos,

    Fernando

    Queridos mecenas,

    Acabó la campaña crowdfunding con éxito. De hecho mucho mejor de lo esperado, consiguiendo un 25% más de lo esperado. Quiero daros las gracias por la confianza, el apoyo y vuestra contribución para que este proyecto se hiciese posible. Sin vosotros hubiera sido imposible.

    Ya se han enviado los archivos a la imprenta y el libro será impreso el próximo lunes! Luego encuadernado y lo recibiré a principios de octubre. A mediados de mes ya podrá estar en vuestra casa ;-)

    Para los que estéis en Lisboa o cerca, os invito a que vengáis a recoger el libro y beber un vino conmigo, no tengo aún fecha ya que estoy a la espera de saber cuándo voy a recibir los libros (será entre el 7 y 15 de Octubre). Crearé un evento en Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/livroazulejospadrao/)
    y enviaré un nuevo mensaje para comunicar la hora y el lugar del evento.

    Para aquellos que no pueden venir, necesito:
    - Que me respondáis indicando-me vuestra dirección de envío para aquellos que me me la hayáis enviado por mensaje anteriormente a fri1972@gmail.com.
    - si habéis contribuido con un mayor valor superior al libro € 20 (o € 25 con los gastos de envío fuera de Portugal)
    indicarme cuáles son las recompensas que queréis.
    - Si queréis que os dedique y firme el libro, el nombre de la persona a quien lo he de dedicar.

    Muchas gracias, abrazos y besos,

    Fernando

    Dear supporters,

    I successfully completed the crowdfunding campaign. In fact, very successfully as it raised 25% more than the goal! I want to thank you all for the trust, support and contribution that made this project possible. Without you it would have been impossible.

    I have already sent the files to the printer and the book will be printed next Monday! It will be bound and I will receive all copies in early October. By the middle of the month, it should be sitting in your house ;-)

    For those of you in Lisbon or close by, I’d like to invite you to come collect the book in person and celebrate together with some wine. I do not have a concrete date yet, since I’m waiting to know when exactly I will receive the books. I will create an event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/livroazulejospadrao/)
    and send a new message to confirm the time and place by next week.

    For those of you who cannot make it, please let me know:
    - Your mailing address, if you have not already done so, by message to fri1972@gmail.com
    - Which rewards you would like (for example if you contributed a higher value of € 20
    than the book, or higher than € 25 if you ordered outside Portugal)
    - If you’d like the book to be signed together with a customized dedication and the person’s name.

    Best regards,

    Fernando

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  • Fernando Veiras

    40% Angariado! Obrigado a tod@s!

    Já estamos quase a chegar ao 40%! Ainda falta para poder ver o Livro Azulejos Padrão - Lisboa publicado. Peço a colaboração de todos os 'Gostos' 816 em total para poder publicar 'Azulejos Padrão - Lisboa' que de certeza será um fantástico livro. Abraços, Fernando

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