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Papermaking and Book Structure focuses on the historical beginnings of the codex and handmade paper through weekly assigned readings—from the textbook for this class, Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft, as well as from The Archeology of Medieval Bookbinding—along with bench work demonstrations of both structural binding and hand papermaking. Focusing on both Eastern and Western tradition in papermaking and bookbinding, this course familiarizes students with the practicality of the materials, tools, and techniques used in both processes. Students develop an understanding of basic elements for constructing books.