University of Atlantia

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Bookmaking in the Islamic Style: Class 3:Finishing the Book

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Naila al-Zarqa'

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UAVA March 18, 2020
Crs #:
Sat May 02
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1 hr
Course Category:
No track assigned
BOOKMAKING IN THE ISLAMIC STYLE: CLASS 3:FINISHING THE BOOK Hosted by Nic Heersema []   If you are interested in learning the process of making a book in the Islamic style, you've come to the right place. If you're familiar with European bookbinding methods, you'll find that the Islamic style is similar in some ways and very different in others. If you're new to bookmaking, you've definitely come to the right place. In many ways, Islamic bookbinding is one of the easiest of the historical bookbinding styles. As bookbinding takes a while to do (aside from just waiting for glue to dry), I'm doing a series of 3 classes. Class 1 will include a brief overview of the process and preparing the textblock. Class 2 will involve sewing the endband. Class 3 will finish the book. A bonus class on preparing the cover will be offered if I don't have time to cover that info during Class 3. You can join for any of the parts that interest you. I will also post the recordings afterwards (location TBD) if the class time doesn't work for you. Just to be clear, thisclass series is demonstrative only. No supplies are needed. This is Class 3 which will cover Steps 4 & 5 from the "Class Notes" (see below). Step 4 is the gluing of the cover. Step 5 is the attachment of the doublures. Class starts at 0800 PT/1100 ET and will run for approximately an hour. So far I only do textile covers which are the easiest and most versatile of the cover types. We'll talk more about the different types in this class or the bonus class. If there is interest, I can do a more hands-on (but still virtual) workshop where you can make your own book in this style as we go. If you're interested in attending such a workshop, PM me on FB or email me at Class Notes: In place of more traditional class notes, I'll direct you to the blog posts I've done on this topic: - Background: [] - Step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures: [] Links to the other classes in the series: Class 1: [] Class 2: []