World Biennials of Art Bookbinding

Art Bookbinding international contest

Art bookbinding international contest has been existing for more than 30 years. It clearly is the oldest international bookbinding contest. This event is a must for professionals and a challenge for binding schools and amateur bookbinders.

The 17th Biennale takes off, don’t miss the takeoff.

On line registrations for the competition is open: REGISTRATION and you will there all the information on the work, the author and the edition of Night flight of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, as well as the operation of the competition.

The book is currently being printed. We decided to increase it by 9 B&W illustrations and a color frontispiece. The two illustrators are Denis Fauvel and Brigitte Loviton.

400 numbered copies are therefore in press and book numbers will be assigned in the order of arrival of orders, unless personal choice of an issue if it is still available (indicate your choice in the note box of the order form).

You will receive your copy by the end of January.

The return of your bound book for participation in the competition must reach us no later than May 25, 2024 in order to be presented to the Jury in June 2024.

Save the date ! The exhibition of the set of bindings that participate in the competition will take place from 18 to 22 September 2024. Come all to Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse !

All about the contest

News

Register now to 2024 contest !

On line registration for 17th World Biennials of Art Bookbinding is open !

Choix de l’œuvre littéraire pour le concours 2024

“Vol de nuit” d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry pour le concours 2024

Merci aux partenaires des Biennales 2022

Merci aux partenaires des Biennales 2022

4-day art bookbinding exhibition September 2022

4 jours d’exposition pour découvrir les 300 reliures participantes !

16th Art Bookbinding international contest - 2022 edition

Inauguration of the exhibition

September 2022 : Mrs Michèle Douaze, President of the World Biennials of Art bookbinding association, with the Mayor representants of St-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse : Mr Jacques Caous and Mrs Myriam Schwartz, during the inauguration of international Art bookbinding 16th exhibition.

at the Espace Jean Racine, in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (France)

Cérémonie de remise des prix. Au total, 17 prix ont été remis aux lauréats.

Revoir la cérémonie en images

 

See 2022 winners

230 bindings presented to the public

On every Bienniale all participating bindings are exposed. In 2022, 230 bindings were exposed from 22nd to 25th of September.

on the theme of The Lion, a novel of Joseph Kessel

In 2022 candidates were proposed to bind LE LION by Joseph Kessel.

Conference Joseph Kessel

Conference by Mr Serge Linkès : « Joseph Kessel and his connection to Africa »

See pictures of the conference

World Biennials of Art Bookbinding - in short

A unique international contest

This cultural artistic contest is a unique one. It is a not-to-be-missed event for professionals , binding schools and amateur bookbinders in the world.

30 years of existence

Culture patronage, the Biennials Art bookbinding are organized since 2005 in St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse,Yvelines county (78) in France. The 17th edition will take place in 2024.

More than 20 participating countries

Participating countries from all continents : Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, USA, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Morocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland …

French literature in the spotlight

Joseph Kessel, Albert Camus, Victor Hugo, Michel Tournier, Maurice Leblanc, Jean de la Fontaine, Charles Perrault, Beaumarchais, Jules Verne, …

Exceptional savoir-faire

Traditional, full skin leather, inlays, Bradel, Italian binding, Japanese binding, object book….

600 numbered prints

Each book is unique and has a typographical printing of high quality on 160 g Velin d’Arches 100% chiffon, work carried out by Cheyne printing-works which is awarded a Living Heritage Company label.

Contact

+33 (0)6 36 17 48 29

Next exhibition : 22 > 24 september 2022

2 rue Victor Hugo 78470 Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse (France)

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