Saint John commonly refers to two (perhaps three) founding Saints of Christian religious doctrine:
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. Tiles have been used in construction for at least 4000 years, by the Romans, Greeks, Babylonians, Phoenicians and many other cultures. John may also refer to the following people, places, institutions or organizations:. Tiles were developed as a product of earthenware pottery, either as an alternative use for fragments of broken pottery (called potsherds) or as an independent invention. Saint John or St. For detailed information on tilings see the tessellation page. Saint John commonly refers to two (perhaps three) founding Saints of Christian religious doctrine:. These shapes are said to tessellate (from the Latin tessera, 'tile').
Johann (disambiguation) (German). Certain shapes of tiles, most obviously rectangles, can be replicated to cover a surface with no gaps. St. As both the influence and the extent of Islam spread during the Middle Ages this artistic tradition was carried along, finding expression from the gardens and courtyards of Málaga in Moorish Spain to the mosaics of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. São João (disambiguation) (Portuguese). Palaces, public buildings, and mosques were heavily decorated with dense, often massive mosaics and friezes of astonishing complexity. San Juan (disambiguation) (Spanish). Perhaps because of the tenets of Moslem law (sharia) which disavow religious icons and images in favor of more abstract and universal representations of the divine, many consider decorative tilework to have reached a pinnacle of expression and detail during the Islamic period.
San Giovanni (disambiguation) (Italian). Batchelder. Saint-Jean (disambiguation) (French). Prominent among art tile makers during this period was Ernest A. Saint John's University (disambiguation). In the United States, decorative tiles were in vogue, especially in southern California, in the 1920s and 1930s. Saint John Parish (disambiguation). Some places, notably Portugal, have a tradition of tilework on buildings that continues today.
Saint John's College (disambiguation). Although decorative tilework was known and extensively practiced in the ancient world (as evidenced in the magnificent mosaics of Pompeii and Herculaneum), it perhaps reached its greatest expression during the Islamic period. Saint John's Church (disambiguation). Decorative tilework typically takes the form of mosaic upon the walls, floor, or ceiling of a building. John's Cathedral (disambiguation). Finally, a cloth is rubbed over the wall tile to remove any haze which may remain from residual grout. St. The sponging provides added moisture to strengthen the grout as it cures.
John (comic book publisher). The excess grout is scraped off with a hard rubber block called a float immediately after applying; further, the grout is wiped again with a moist sponge before it completely hardens. St. The spaces between the tiles are filled with a fine cement called unsanded grout. Saint John's Arms, a symbol. Modern wall tiles are fixed to a wall using a synthetic bonding agent tile adhesive for dry areas, or a cement-based mortar for areas prone to moisture, such as bath or shower walls. St John's School, Billericay. Pictorial tiles, consisting of many tiles that the installer assembles like a jigsaw puzzle to form a single large picture, are available.
St John's Church of England School, London. Wall tiles are usually glazed, and are often patterned by painting or embossing. John. These are usually ceramic, but other materials such as mirrored glass or polished metal can be used. St John Ambulance, charitable organization dedicated to medical first aid, under the direction of the Order of St. While ancient Roman building bricks were broader and thinner than modern ones and are therefore usually called tiles, the term wall tile is normally applied to finishing tiles. John, a 19th century revival of the Knights Hospitaller. See Laying tile
Order of St. The spaces between the tiles are nowadays filled with sanded or unsanded floor grout, but traditionally mortar was used. John of Jerusalem or Knights Hospitaller, named after Saint John of Jerusalem aka John the Baptist. Floor tiles are typically set into mortar consisting of sand, cement and oftentimes a latex additive for extra strength. Order of Knights of the Hospital of St. Small mosaic tiles may be laid in various patterns. Svatý Jan pod Skalou (Saint John Under the Rock), a village in central Bohemia, Czech Republic. Clay tiles may be painted and glazed.
Saint John's Island, Singapore. These are commonly made of ceramic, clay, porcelain or stone. Saint John, United States Virgin Islands. They include ridge, hip and valley tiles. Johns, Illinois. There are also roof tiles for special positions, particularly where the planes of the several pitches meet. St. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails that hold the row below.
Johns, Michigan. Roof tiles are 'hung' from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails. St. These include:. Johns River, Florida. Because of their long history, a large number of shapes (or "profiles") of roof tiles have evolved. St. Some clay tiles have a waterproof glaze.
Johns County, Florida. Modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used. St. Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out rain, and are traditionally made from locally available materials such as clay, slate, or wood (wooden tiles are called shingles). Johns, Arizona. . St.
John, Washington. Tiles are most often made from ceramic, with a hard glaze finish, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, slate, and reformed ceramic slurry, which is cast in a mould and fired. St. Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex mosaics. John, North Dakota. Less precisely, the modern term can refer to any sort of construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games (see tile-based game). St. The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of baked clay.
John, Missouri. Tiles are generally used for covering roofs, floors, and walls, or other objects such as tabletops. St. A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, clay, stone, porcelain or even glass. John, Maine. Mission or barrel tiles are semi-cylindrical tiles made by forming clay around a log and laid in alternating columns of convex and concave tiles. St. These result in a ridged pattern resembling a ploughed field.
John, Kansas. Pantiles - with an S-shaped profile, allowing adjacent tiles to interlock. St. Roman tiles - flat in the middle, with a concave curve at one end at a convex curve at the other, to allow interlocking. John, Indiana. This profile is suitable for stone and wooden tiles, and most recently, solar cells. St. Flat tiles - the simplest type, which are laid in regular overlapping rows.
John's, Isle of Man. St. St John's Wood, London, England. John's, London, England.
St. John's, South Yorkshire, England. St. John River, eastern North America.
St. Johns riding, a riding in North Winnipeg. St. Johns and Fort St-Jean, former name of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. St. Saint John (electoral district) federal electoral district in Canada.
Saint John in Saint John County, New Brunswick. John's, Antigua and Barbuda. St. Orthopaedic Surgeon.
John, U.S. Thomas St. John, British Consul in Brunei (19th century). Spencer St.
John, British musician and composer. Kate St. John, British singer. Bridget St.
Austin St John, American actor. John, former footballer and now pundit. Ian St. politician.
John (1833-1916), U.S. John St. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751), English statesman and philosopher. 1598-1673), English statesman and judge.
John (c. Oliver St. Saint John Bosco (1815-1888), also known as Giovanni Melchior Bosco. Saint John Neumann (1811-1860), Bishop of Philadelphia.
Saint John Baptist de la Salle (1651-1719), the patron saint of teachers (also known by his French name, Jean-Baptiste de la Salle). Saint John Sarkander (1576-1620), Moravian priest. Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591), Spanish mystic. Saint John of Avila (1500-1569).
Saint John of God (1495-1550). Saint John Fisher (1469-1535), Bishop of Rochester, professor at Cambridge. Saint John of Capistrano (1386-1456), also known as Giovanni da Capistrano. 1340-1396).
Saint John of Nepomuk (c. Saint John of Matha (1169-1218), French founder of the Trinitarian Order. 946), also known as Ivan Rilski, Bulgarian hermit. Saint John of Rila (876 - c.
721) in Beverley, England. Saint John of Beverley (d. 676-749), revered Father of the Church. Saint John of Damascus (c.
579-649), also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus and John Sinaites. Saint John Climacus (c. 585). 505 - c.
Saint John of Ephesus (c. Saint John I, Pope John I (523-526). 360-433). Saint John Cassian (c.
Saint John Chrysostom (347-407), Archbishop of Constantinople. Another name given to the author of the Book of Revelation is John of Patmos. John the Evangelist, to whom the Gospel of John is attributed, often along with 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation. John the Apostle, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, who is traditionally (but controversially) identified with the Evangelist, below (see Authorship of the Johannine works).
John the Baptist, also known as John of Jerusalem, who baptised Jesus at the start of Jesus' ministry.