Among the sources for the codicological studies, the textual sources related to the craft of the book assume a particular importance. Since the very first centuries of Islam, in fact, Muslim writers have included in their works chapters or sections related to the material aspect of the book and to the arts functional to its production. In particular the works presented in this contribution are related to the art of bookbinding (XI-XVII cent.) and to the production of inks (IX-XIII cent.), covering a wide area of the Islamic world.
The lecture will mainly focus on the Arabic manuals on the production of inks and will exemplify the methodology of study and the approach described above, while, during the workshop, the Arabic sources on bookbinding will be presented and followed in their procedural descriptions for the production of an Islamic binding model.
-- Made possible through the support of Frauenfördermittel Fachbereich Geschichts- undKulturwissenschaften --
16.06.2016 | 18:00 c.t. - 20:00
Raum 2.2063, Fabeckstr. 23-25