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Bound for Success

Catalogue for Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2009

Published to celebrate the winning entries in the prestigious 2009 Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition held at the Bodleian Library, Bound for Success presents nearly four hundred of the most skillful and creative examples of contemporary bookbinding across the world.


Designer Bookbinders is one of the foremost international bookbinding societies, and this competition catalog features a remarkable range of styles, materials, and approaches to an ancient technique, attracting top binders from around the world. Beautifully designed, Bound for Success is as stunning a book as the bindings it displays. This showcase of the best in modern bookbinding is likely to become a collector’s item among aficionados of bookbinding--as well as a handsome addition to any personal library.

Exhibition Dates:

12 June - 1 August 2009                    Bodleian Library, Oxford

18 September - 13 December 2009   Boston Public Library

12 February - 6 March 2010              Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco

19 May - 31 July 2010                       The Grolier Club of New York

144 pages | 390 color plates | 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 | © 2009

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Mark Getty
Preface - Sarah E. Thomas
Introduction - Lester Capon
Competition Entries
   First prize
   Second prize
   Distinguished winners
   Incline Press award
Glossary of bookbinding terms
Index of entrants

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