A multigathering codex the precursor of todays bound book is a complex object with many parts that work together to protect the text and to make it easily accessible for reading in late antiquity 3rd 8th centuries ad makers of codices adapted a number of existing craft techniques. Placing the codex into the general cultural religious and technological context of late antiquity the book examines the major types of codices the wooden tablet codex the single quire codex and the multi quire codex in all their structural technical and decorative features. The codex and crafts in late antiquity a bard graduate center focus project on view from february 23 through july 8 2018 examines the structural techni cal and decorative features of the major types of codi ces the wooden tablet codex the single gathering codex and the multigathering codex exhibited along. A review of georgios boudalis the codex and crafts in late antiquity posted on march 20 2018 by brent nongbri in 2016 i gave paper that revisited the old question of the rise of the codex. The codex and crafts in late antiquity provides a concise history of the fi rst steps of the codex book format from a technical and technological point of view specifi cally it focuses on the different techniques used to turn leaves of papyrus or parchment into a functional book that could be safely used and preserved
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