Prize Volumes

Catalogue for Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2013

Edited by Jeanette Koch

Prize Volumes

Edited by Jeanette Koch

Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

112 pages | 253 color plates | 7 3/4 x 10 2/5
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9781851242580 Published September 2013 For sale in North America only
Designer Bookbinders is one of the foremost bookbinding societies and its International Bookbinding Competition in association with Mark Getty and the Bodleian Library continues to attract top binders from around the world. For 2013, the theme of the competition was Shakespeare and entries reflect a remarkable range of styles, materials, and approaches to the dramatic and poetic works of the Great Bard.

Prize Volumes
collects the full 250 entries from the 2013 competition, highlighting the twenty-eight winning bindings and offering a veritable showcase for the creativity and craftsmanship of the international bookbinding community. As beautifully designed as many of the bindings it displays, this showcase of the best in modern bookbinding will become a collector’s item among aficionados of bookbinding—as well as a handsome addition to any personal library.



      Mark Getty


      Sarah E. Thomas


      Stephen Conway

Competition Entries:

First prize

Second prize

Distinguished winners

Oxford University students’ choice

Bindings on tour

Competition entries: the full picture

Contact list for entrants

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