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SECOND INTERNAZIONALE BOOKBINDING ART WORK EXHIBITION IN ITALY



Please note the following set-book competition announcement. Entry
deadlines is March 31, 2001. NOTE: the due date for works was not clear,
but the exhibition will be held in June of next year. For the registration
form, which is available online go to:
<http://www.consulman.com/mira/eng/cantico/index.htm>, then "Notice to
Compet.".



NOTICE OF COMPETITION
The Province of Macerata and the Organizing Committee
Committee are pleased to invite you to participate, with one of your
artist-bindings in the
SECOND INTERNAZIONALE BOOKBINDING ART WORK EXHIBITION IN ITALY
"100 MAESTRI PER IL CANTICO DELLE CREATURE"
That will be held in Macerata, in the Marches, Italy, during June 2002.
(The exact inauguration date will be given to the participants in due course.)


PARTICIPATION RULES
ART. 1  The exhibition is open to all bookbinders, of any nationality and
artistic inclination, be they amateurs or professionals. The box or jacket
are not indispensable and in any case will not be subject to judgement.
"Object shaped book bindings" or "book works" will not be accepted for
logistical reasons and further costs that they may entail, and due to the
impossibility of placing them in the pre designed show-cases.

ART. 2  The application form to participate must reach Consulman srl by 31
March 2001 and should include : the annexed form (registration form),
together with the sum of Lit.170.000 (one hundred and seventy thousand
Italian liras), that will cover the cost of: A) the Book, B) the packaging
for returning the bookbinding, C) the shipment costs, D) the illustrated
catalogue. E) all the correspondence that will take place.

You will also be supplied with an adhesive label, agreed upon with the
Ministry of Finance, that should be applied to the exterior of the package,
so as to facilitate the customs operations on arrival in Italy.

TECHNICAL DATA RELATING TO THE BOOK THAT IS TO BE BOUND
ART. 3  The Book will contain a selection of translations and versions in
different languages (over 120) of the immortal "Cantico delle Creature" or
"Cantico a Frate Sole" of S.Francesco d'Assisi. The format of the Book will
be 16 x 24 cm. The ecological paper weighing 120gr., made of seaweed that
comes from the Venetian Lagoon, has been specially supplied by the Cartiere
Favini Spa of Rossano Vicentino, like all the other supportive materials
made of paper used in this competition. The stylistic elaboration of the
texts will be carried out under the supervision of the Masters of the Book
School of Urbino. The Lithographic press ERREBI of Falconara M.ma. will
carry out the two colour printing of the various texts.

SCIENTIFIQUE COMMITTEE
ART. 4  The International Scientific Committee, that has the task of
selecting the bookbindings, will be chaired by:
Michel Wittock - President of the Wittockiana Library- Bruxelles
The following members will be assisting him:
Antoine Coron - Director of the "Bibliothèque Nationale de France"
August Kulche - Vice President of the Meister der Einbandkunst - Germany
Franca Petrucci Nardelli - Teacher of Bookbinding History at the University
of Pisa
Jan Storm van Leeuwen - Curator of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek - The Hague
Jan van der Marck - Head Curator of the Detroit Institute of Arts - USA
Mary Schlosser - Member of The Grolier Club - New York
Mirjam Foot - Professor of Library and Archive Studies, University College
- London
Santiago Saavedra Ligne - President of the A.F.E.D.A. - Madrid
Yoshiko Molitor - Bookbinding historian - Japan
Rodolfo Molo - Bibliofilo - Svizzera

SELECTION AND EXHIBITION OF THE BINDINGS
ART. 5  All the bookbindings that we receive , numbered according to the
order in which they arrive and placed in special anonymous containers ,
will be submitted to the judgement of the Committee by the Organizer Mr
Antonio Toccaceli and his assistants, in the presence of Mr. Pascal
Fulacher, Director of the "Art & Métiers du Livre", representing all the
bookbinders, to insure correctness and impartiality. The International
Scientific Committee will select the bindings according to the following
categories:
- 100 Masters of the Cantico, that will be awarded prizes and exhibited
- 200 bindings that will simply be exhibited.
- All the other bindings that we receive and that are not exhibited will in
any case be featured in the Catalogue.

The bindings will remain on show for the entire duration of the exhibition
in the Basilica di San Paolo in Macerata and successively in rooms put at
our disposal in the Sacro Convento in Assisi with whom we hope to reach an
agreement soon.

PRIZE GIVING
ART. 6  The prize giving will be held at the Lauro Rossi Theatre in Macerata
on the day of the opening of the exhibition, in the presence of members of
the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Italy , of Civil and Religious
authorities and representatives of other Religious Faiths.
The 100 Masters of the Cantico will be awarded:
- A specially struck medal and Master's Diploma.
- The art work and technical data will be featured on our internet site
until the year 2005.
All participants will receive a Diploma of Participation.


All the 300 selected bookbindings will participate in various exhibitions
abroad that we will organize, (Paris and Brussels are already in the
schedule) and thus must be left with the Organization for the necessary
time. Catalogue and return of the bookbindings at the end of the Exhibition.

CATALOGUE AND RETURN OF THE BOOKBINDINGS
AT THE END OF THE EXHIBITION
ART. 7  The catalogue will include illustrations of all the bookbindings
received, along with their technical notes and each participant's
curriculum vitae. The catalogue will be conceived as a Photographic Art
book, enriched by photos taken by the renowned artist Giorgio Marinelli
that will illustrate the most significant pieces. You can get a preview on
our Internet site in the "collaborator's" room under the heading "Catalogue
Project".

The catalogue will be given to all those who have sent a binding. The 300
binders whose books have been selected can collect the catalogue during the
event in Macerata or ,if they are absent , they will receive it by post.
All the other participants will receive it at the end of the event together
will their binding by Swiss Post, in a single container designed to hold both.

INSURANCE
ART. 8  Upon receiving the bindings Consulman s.r.l. will verify their
condition and if they should have arrived damaged, the Organization will
immediately inform the bookbinder to whom the binding belongs, documenting
the damage, so that they may contact, and be reimbursed by, their shipper.
We thus advise you to package your art work carefully and to insure it for
the purpose of shipping, annexing, if possible, a copy of the declared
value that will also be valid for future purposes. Once they have been
taken into Consulman s.r.l's custody, the bindings will be automatically
insured by Lloyd's of London against fire, theft , acts of vandalism, and
other damage for the entire duration of the exhibition and for the
exhibitions abroad. The return shipment will be insured by Swiss Post.
Eventual damage to the bindings returned to you, must be communicated
immediately to Consulman s.r.l. within 15 days upon receipt of the package.
The communication must be accompanied by photographic documentation and a
declaration by the shipper's carrier.

CONCERNING THE DATES
ART. 9  The closing date, mentioned above, is immutable. Consulman s.r.l.
reserves the right to accept subscriptions and bindings that reach us after
the closing date only in exceptional and documented cases. This is due to
circumstances that are beyond our control. Forum

FORUM
ART. 10 Any legal controversies will be dealt with by the Forum of Ancona.


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Peter D. Verheyen, Publicity Chair
The Guild of Book Workers
<Fax: 612.632.3718>
<http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw>
<mailto:gbw@philobiblon.com>

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