Throughout the ages, every culture has created myths and legends which recount the great deeds of its heroes and their epic struggles with larger-than-life forces. Designer Bookbinders 3rd International Competition, held at the Bodleian Library in 2017, brings to life this theme though the inventive structures and creative designs of bookbinders worldwide. This beautifully designed catalogue is not only a celebration of the winning entries, but also a lavishly illustrated record of all the entrants from a broad range of countries. Following on from Bound for Success in 2009, and Prize Volumes in 2013, Heroic Works is the third volume in the Bodleian Library’s series of publications which have documented these prestigious competitions.
In this book, great classics of world literature, alongside modern texts, are given a new look through the consummate skills, seductive materials, and boundless inventiveness of the craft of bookbinding which is thriving in the world today.
Prize Volumes - 9781851242580 illus HB £30.00
Bound for Success - 9781851243525 illus HB £30.00
Jeanette Koch is an active member of Designer Bookbinders and currently serves on the Designer Bookbinders Executive Committee, as well as on the Editorial Board of The New Bookbinder.
112 pages, 267 x 194 mm
250 colour illustrations
Publication July 2017
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