fanfare binding

What is fanfare binding?

fanfare binding meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

Astyle of leather binding developed in France during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, featuring interlaced ribbons dividing nearly the entire surface of the covered boards into compartments of various shapes, each filled with small tooled foliate designs, except for the compartment in the center. Geoffrey Glaister notes in Encyclopedia of the Book (Oak Knoll/British Library, 1996) that the interlace was typically bounded by a single line on one side and a double line on the other (click here and here to see examples). This 17th-century example bears the arms of James I of England (Princeton University Library). To see other examples, try a search on the keyword “fanfare” in the British Library‘s Database of Bookbindings. Synonymous with à la fanfare.


reference: ABC-CLIO