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Title :

Describing (and selling) bindings in sixteenth-century Florence

Author :
GEHL, Paul F. ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
In 16th c. Italy, industrial binding and bookselling on a large scale created a craft tradition with a jargon of its own, a usage so complex that demonstrating its mastery in a formal examination was a requirement of guild membership in many towns. Gehl explicates this jargon as a by-product of the maturing book industry in the mid to late 16th c. His source - the extensive list of bindings put down by one Florentine bookseller - shows how the expert vocabulary for bindings became part of a larger, consumer book culture. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Commerce ; Firenze (ITA) ; Italie ; Reliure ; Terminologie ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Bookbinding ; Commerce ; Firenze (ITA) ; Italy ; Terminology ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Italian studies, 1998, 53
INIST identifier :
24994714 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0075-1634 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Society for Italian Studies, Birmingham
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;