The World Biennials of Art Bookbinding since 1990

The Biennials of Art bookbinding : 30 years of existence, 16 held contests !

Throughout  the years we proposed admired works of french literature. It always was fine editions.

All bindings are exposed, and published here.

Enjoy the visit !

2021

Le Lion, de Joseph Kessel

16ème édition

2019

L'Étranger, d'Albert Camus

15ème édition

2017

L'Art d'être grand-père, de Victor Hugo

14ème édition

2015

Vendredi ou la vie sauvage, de Michel Tournier

13ème édition

2013

L'Aiguille creuse, de Maurice Leblanc

12ème édition

2011

Les Fables de La Fontaine

11ème édition

2009

Le Mariage de Figaro, de Beaumarchais

10ème édition

2007

Les Contes de ma mère l'Oye, de Charles Perrault

9ème édition

2005

Le Tour du monde en 80 jours, de Jules Verne

8ème édition

2003

L'Atlantide, de Pierre Benoit

7ème édition

2001

Pêcheur d'Islande, de Pierre Loti

6ème édition

1999

Cyrano de Bergerac, d'Edmond Rostand

5ème édition

Contest history from 1990 to 2021

  • 1990 : 1st european contest – “Arenas Ritual “ of the Bonnat Museum
  • 1991 : 1st european biennial – “Europeaens Poetries” of the 12 membres countries
  • 1993 : 2nd european biennial – “The Labourd” by H. Lamant-Duhart
  • 1995 : 3rd european biennial – “Ravel the Basque” by G. Pialloux
  • 1997 : 4th european biennial – “Saint-Jean de Luz / Ciboure, a Corsair city” by G. Pialloux
  • 1999 : 5th world biennial – “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand
  • 2001 : 6th world biennial – “Fisherman in Iceland” by Pierre Loti
  • 2003 : 7th world biennial – “The Atlantide” by Pierre Benoit
  • 2005 : 8th world biennial – “Around the World in 80 days” by Jules Verne
  • 2007 : 9th world biennial – “Tales of Mother Goose” by Charles Perrault
  • 2009 : 10th world biennial – “The Marriage of Figaro” by Beaumarchais
  • 2011 : 11th world biennial – “The Fables of La Fontaine”
  • 2013 : 12th world biennial – “L’Aiguille creuse” by Maurice Leblanc
  • 2015 : 13th world biennial – “Friday and Robinson” by Michel Tournier
  • 2017 : 14th world biennial – “The Art of being grand-father” by Victor Hugo
  • 2019 : 15th world biennial – “L’Étranger” by Albert Camus
  • 2021 : 16th world biennial – “The Lion” by Joseph Kessel

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