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.
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