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The Arts of the Book in the Islamic World

This short essay describes the process of making a book in the 16th century, from making the paper, ink, pens and pigments, to copying the text and creating the illustrations to binding the pages. It also makes the important point that books were so highly valued that they were royal status symbols and financial investments.

Contributor
nmubarak
Source
New York University
Author(s)
Marika Sardar

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