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The codex and crafts in late antiquity.

Author: Georgios Boudalis
Publisher: New York : Bard Graduate Center for 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The transition from roll to codex as the standard format of the book is one of the most culturally significant innovations of Late Antiquity. The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity examines surviving evidence in order to better understand how this transition took place. Placing the codex into the general cultural, religious, and technological context of Late Antiquity, the book examines the major types of codices -  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georgios Boudalis
ISBN: 9781941792124 194179212X
OCLC Number: 1016731017
Description: 200 pages
Contents: Director's Foreword Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction: The Innovation of the Codex in Late Antiquity Part I: The Precursors of the Multigathering Codex One: The Wooden Tablet Codex Two: The Single-Gathering Codex Part II: The Multigathering Codex Three: The Multigathering Codex: Introduction Four: The Sewing of the Gatherings Five: The Boards and Their Attachment Six: The Spine Lining Seven: The Endbands Eight: The Cover and Its Decoration Nine: The Fastenings Ten: The Bookmarks and Board Corner Straps Conclusion Checklist of Objects in the Exhibition Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Georgios Boudalis.

Abstract:

The transition from roll to codex as the standard format of the book is one of the most culturally significant innovations of Late Antiquity. The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity examines surviving evidence in order to better understand how this transition took place. Placing the codex into the general cultural, religious, and technological context of Late Antiquity, the book examines the major types of codices - the wooden tablet codex, the single-quire codex and the multi-quire codex - in all their structural, technical, and decorative features. Georgios Boudalis argues that the codex was not an ingenious invention but rather an innovation that evolved using techniques already widely employed by artisans and craftspeople in the creation of everyday items such as socks, shoes, and baskets, revealing that the codex was a fascinating, yet practical, development.00Exhibition: Bard Graduate Center, New York, USA (23.04-08.07.2018).

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"Boudalis, senior conservator at the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, Greece, builds on past scholarship to argue that the multi-gathering codex, the traditional book, emerged from Read more...

 
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