Katherine Beaty 2011

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Katherine Beaty 2011

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$48.00
Islamic Bookbinding
2011 - Boston, MA

Islamic Bookbinding
2011 - Boston, MA
Demonstration of the construction of an Islamic style bookbinding from start to finish. Islamic bindings are often elaborately decorated, as the binding is covered and decorated off the book. Islamic bindings are best recognized by the chevron endbands and foredge flap. While incredibly intricate and time-consuming to produce, the Islamic chevron endband is also an integral component of the binding structure. This presentation shows how the various components of the structure are a product of use within a cultural context and play an important role in their conservation.