Category Archives: Physical book construction

Manuscripts and bookbinding

I came across a video on making an illuminated manuscript and binding it into a codex. This video has some interesting closeup action shots of people making vellum, trimming quills, applying gold leaf, sewing sheets together and applying boards to the book.  It’s just over six minutes long.  It looks as though this site has some other interesting videos, apparently at least partly driven by the resources of The Getty Museum.




Filed under Book binding, History and Future of the Book, Illuminating, Physical book construction