Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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ajoure bindings

A style of bookbinding executed during the last third of the 15th century in Venice. Ajoure bindings were embellished with pierced or translucent patterns, in a manner referred to as "letting in the daylight." They generally featured openwork designs of foliage, angels' heads, satyr-masks, birds, baskets of fruits, etc. (156 , 347 )

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