Midrealm Calf-to-Codex Project Pages

In honor of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s 50 Year anniversary and celebration, many artisans and craftspeople of the Middle Kingdom, led by Master Johannes von Narrenstein, set out to create a book from scratch. They used as many medieval techniques as they could, crafting everything from raw materials inasmuch as was within their abilities.

These photos are the individual pages from the book, received from the calligraphers and illuminators, before the bookbinders began their tasks. I recorded these so the work can be closely examined, which might not be possible once the pages have been bound into the final volume. Intermixed with the full pages are occasional close-up images of some of the detailed illuminations.

The complete album can be viewed here: Calf to Codex Album on Flickr