A multigathering codex, the precursor of today’s 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), a number of existing craft techniques were adapted in the making of these codices. Through drawings, photographs, and animations, this interactive project illustrates the five main processes used to make a bound codex, all of which are closely related to the craft techniques and processes used to make other common items.

This project was featured in the exhibition The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity, held at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery February 23–July 8, 2018.