Bookbinding terms compared…

I took this from my London-based bookbinding friend and colleague, Simon Goode’s blog on book arts, artists’ books and bookbinding…an interesting comparison of languages that I thought I’d share. Thanks Simon! As I am learning in China with the Mandarin Chinese language, there are often so many words for the same thing. My particular favourites in this example are spine – backbone, and section – signature…

 

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