Bookbinding with metal ornamentation

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dc.contributor.advisor Nelson, Patricia A. en_US Parmenter, Dorina Miller en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:20Z 2011-06-03T19:37:20Z 1996 en_US 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1996 .P3 en_US
dc.identifier.other Slide 1589 en_US
dc.description.abstract During the Middle Ages, books were rare and cherished art forms, individually hand-crafted and decorated both on the pages and on the covers. Monks transcribed religious documents and classical literature with beautiful calligraphy, bound the pages together, and illuminated the covers with leather, silver, gold, ivory, enamels, and jewels.The purpose of this creative project was to research the history of bookbinding and its metal ornamentation, focusing on Medieval treasure bindings, and to explore and execute the historical bookbinding and metalworking techniques which were studied. Four books were constructed using the flexible bookbinding method, covered with leather, and decorated with enamels, stones, etched brass, silver filigree, and constructed closures.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Art
dc.format.extent ii, 42 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. + 12 slides (col.). en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fine bindings. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bookbinding. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art metal-work. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fine bindings -- History. en_US
dc.title Bookbinding with metal ornamentation en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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