Netherlands, Amsterdam

European Book Binding

when 25 August 2016 - 29 August 2016
language Dutch
duration 1 week
fee EUR 250

The history of bookbinding is not simply the history of a decorative art, but that of a craft answering a commercial need. This course will follow European bookbinding from the end of the Middle Ages to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, using the bindings themselves to illustrate the aims and intentions of the binding trade.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Nicolas Pickwoad

Target group

The various courses, workshops and guided tours are ideal for anyone interested in the history of the book: researchers, students, library and museum staff and any other aficionados of books and manuscripts, libraries and antiquarian bookshops.

Course aim

The purpose of the course is to encourage an awareness of the possibilities latent in the detailed study of bookbindings and is thus aimed at all those handling books bound in this period, but it has particular relevance for all those involved in the repair and conservation of such materials.

Fee info

EUR 250: Regular
EUR 75: UvA students

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