Panels

In the context of binding, panels are engraved metal blocks used to impress a design on a large part or the whole of a book cover, producing either a blind or gilded impression (see Tooling). Panels were first used in thirteenth-century Flanders. See also Blocked.


Michelle Brown
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    Tableau

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    Quadro

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    Cuadro

Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).