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[BKARTS] Prize for Innovation, Centro del bel Libro Ascona, 2009


Prize for Innovation, Centro del bel Libro Ascona - 2009

The centro del bel libro has held the international bookbinding competition "Prix Paul Bonet" (Paul Bonet Prize) several times, and has proved very successful.

The "Prix Paul Bonet", known for its high standards, was one of the first competitions of its kind, but other similar events emerged in the meantime and in 2003, the bel libro competition was newly positioned. At the same time, the former Swiss competition from the Foundation for the Sponsorship of Bookbinding created a new platform for apprentices in the craft of bookbinding.

The bel libro competition 2009 wishes to present innovations which assure a high quality of design, technique and function. It also wants to define new paths in the field of bookbinding.

The second bel libro competition as well as the 10th international competition for apprentices SfB will be held in 2009. The venue for both competitions is Ascona.

The book to be bound was chosen by the members of this organisation and specially printed for the bel libro competition 2009. The text block comes in loose sections. The work entitled "Cornet" is from Rainer Maria Rilke and is printed in three languages (German, French and English) as a special edition published by Kranich. The text design and print will be carried out by a Swiss company known for its high-quality works.

The award ceremony and private viewing of the first exhibition will be held in Ascona.

Further exhibitions are planned after this, and we will inform you as soon as we have further details

Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator, PA - AIC
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