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Re: [BKARTS] Romanesque binding?



Thank you, Ben - I had no idea I was asking such a broad question - but
thanks for the follow-up - off to track your suggestion down.
-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Colborn <colborn@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, September 22, 2003 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Romanesque binding?

>On Sun, Sep 21, 2003 at 03:59:19PM -0500, Teresa Stroud wrote:
>>Someone mentioned this type of binding. . .is there such a thing? what is
it
>>and how would I do it?
>
>Rather than make a fool out of myself trying to generalize about a subject
>about which I know very little, I would refer you to J. Szirmai's "The
>Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding".
>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0859679047/qid=1064250338/sr=
8-1/ref=sr_8_1/102-0219568-6374518?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
>or http://redirx.com/?euc
>Note the price. Hopefully you have access to a good public or institutional
>library that has a copy if you are unfortunate as I am in not being able
>to justify the outlay for this oustanding book.
>
>This is not a how-to book, but a historical research book. You would have
to
>research the structure and figure out a method based on your previous
>experience. Bear in mind also that the materials used at the time were
>different than what is available now.
>
>I have not done any Romanesque bindings, but I have done a Gothic wooden
>boards binding, which is a close descendant of the Romanesque binding. I
>think I can safely say that this is an extremely labor-intensive method of
>binding, especially in the woodworking aspects, that could look really
>amazing after you are finished.
>
>Ben
>

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