Open Lecture on Byzantine Bookbinding

Ligatus and CCW Graduate School at the University of the Arts London present an open lecture by George Boudalis "From overcasting to twining: new insights into the making of endbands in the Byzantine bookbinding tradition and their relation to textile weaving".

Monday, 16th April, 5.30pm
Lecture Theatre, Block A
Chelsea College of Art and Design
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU
Admission free but please RSVP to e.warner @

This lecture aims to give an overview of the evolution of endband making in the Byzantine bookbinding tradition from the simplest forms to the most elaborate ones using both drawings and photographs. All known types will be considered but special attention will be paid upon the so-called woven endbands, probably the most elaborate and most intriguing ones as they are closely related to techniques originally devised and used in textile making. Finally the use of endbands as a possible hint for the identification of the provenance of bookbindings will be touched upon.

Open Lecture

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