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The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding: Methods, Materials and Regional Varieties. Second Revised Edition (Islamic Manuscripts and Books #8) (Hardcover)

The Technique of Islamic Bookbinding: Methods, Materials and Regional Varieties. Second Revised Edition (Islamic Manuscripts and Books #8) By Karin Scheper Cover Image
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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 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.

Karin Scheper has been awarded the De La Court Award 2016 by The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for her study of the bookbinding tradition in the Islamic world.

About the Author


Karin Scheper, Ph.D. (Leiden, 2014), is conservation specialist at the Leiden University Library. She has published on various conservation topics, but concentrates on her conservation practice and study of Islamic manuscripts.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789004385481
ISBN-10: 9004385487
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: November 8th, 2018
Pages: 456
Language: English
Series: Islamic Manuscripts and Books