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Author Scheper, Karin, author.

Title The technique of Islamic bookbinding : methods, materials and regional varieties / by Karin Scheper
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
Series Islamic manuscripts and books, 1877-9964 ; volume 8
Islamic manuscripts and books ; volume 8. 1877-9964
Contents Materiality matters -- The anatomy of the Islamic manuscript -- Comparative study of the historic sources and recent literature on the making of Islamic manuscripts -- Multiplicity within the tradition -- Mapping the variations in time and place -- Considerations and new perspectives
Summary "The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding is the first monograph dedicated to the technical development of the bookbinding tradition in the Islamic world. Based on an assessment of the extensive oriental collections in the Leiden University Library, the various sewing techniques, constructions and the application of covering materials are described in great detail. A comparative analysis of the historic treatises on bookbinding provides further insight into the actual making of the Islamic book. In addition, it is demonstrated that variations in time and place can be established with the help of distinctive material characteristics. Karin Scheper's work refutes the current perception of Islamic bookbinding as a weak structure, which has generally but erroneously been typified as a case-binding. Instead, the author argues how diverse methods were used to create sound structures, thus fundamentally challenging our understanding of the Islamic bookbinding practice."--Publishers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden. Bibliotheek.
SUBJECT Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden. Bibliotheek. fast (OCoLC)fst00514201
Subject Islamic bookbinding -- History
Manuscripts, Arabic -- Netherlands -- Leiden
CRAFTS & HOBBIES -- Book Printing & Binding.
DESIGN -- Book.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades.
Islamic bookbinding.
Manuscripts, Arabic.
Arabiska handskrifter.
Bokbinderi -- historia.
Bokkonst -- historia.
Netherlands -- Leiden.
Nederländerna -- Leiden.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004291119