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[BKARTS] MDE Innovation 2004 - International Competition for a Bookbinding Design - 60,000 in prizes



International Competition for a Bookbinding Design

Full information can be found at
<http://www.mde-einbandkunst.de/innovation2004/>

Please excuse cross-posting and pass on to all other interested parties

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INTRODUCTION:

Whilst appreciating that the development of the Art of Bookbindings is
dependent on many aspects of design and construction, the MDE (Meister der
Einbandkunst) wishes with this competition to promote specifically the
cover, or surface design of a book.

The organisors believe, that in order to achieve this, a drawn, or two
dimensional presentation will allow the opportunity for a wide range of
artists and designers to participate, hopefully with surprising results
which will attract the attention of a wider public.

Artists without experience or knowledge of bookbinding design are
encouraged to participate on equal terms with those who have specialised in
this field of artistic creativity, the only neccessity being to concentrate
on the board and spine surfaces. Indeed this freedom of expression
encourages all artists to take part.

Those who wish to reseach the historical and traditional aspects of
bookbinding design can enrich their experience by means of internet or
visiting library collections. It is however important to remember that it
is the personal vision which is paramount.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: MDE - Innovation 2004 - 60 000 ? in prizes

The international organisation MDE (Meister der Einbandkunst) is organizing
a competition with the following prizes:

First prize for the best design 25 000  ?
Second prize 10 000  ?
3. 4. 5.th prize each 5 000  ?
Ten other prizes each 1 000  ?
+ 200 selected designs which will be exhibited in Paris in the Bibliothèque
Historique de la Ville de Paris.

Notion

With this project MDE is hoping to revive the decorative aspects of
bookbinding and to promote this art in the surrounding artistic world.

Participation

The competition is open to all artists and designers. We are asking all
kinds of international artists, designers, sculptors, painters, architects,
publicists, stylists, teachers and art students to apply their creativity
to the art of bookbinding and to participate in this competition.

Conditions

We require a bookbinding design for a book of your choice. The design
should indicate the upper cover, the spine and the lower cover of the
binding, and have the same dimensions as the book chosen by the
participant. The design has to be realised in colours, or in black and
white, on strong drawing-paper which can be rolled in a cylinder with a
width of 10 cm maximum. Each artist can submit several designs. For each
design a participation fee of 60 ¬ has to be paid.

Members of Jury in alphabetical order

Jean Dérens, General librarian of the Bibliothèque historique de la Ville
de Paris, Paris, France.
Mark Jones. Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain.
Philippe Roberts-Jones, Honorary Head-curator of the Musées royaux des
Beaux-Arts de Belgique- Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels,
Belgium.
Prof. Dr. Heijo Klein, Head of the Studio für Bildende Kunst.
Kunsthistorisches Institut der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität,
Bonn, Germany.
Jan van der Marck, Art historian and bibliophile, Huntington Woods, U.S.A.
Prof. Dr. Igino Schraffl, Studioso di arte contemporanea, Universita Lumsa
di Roma, Rome, Italy.
Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director General of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain.
Should a judge be unable to participate a substitute may be introduced.

Please note

The competition will take place on condition that the participation fee of
2000 participants worldwide has been registered by 01-06-2004. If at this
time the number of participants has been obtained, the entry form and a
registration number will be distributed, and the participants can start
with their project. If the number of participants has not been reached, the
candidates will receive their entry fee back, minus 10 ¬ to cover
administration costs. The MDE is free to extend the closing date if necessary.

The prize winners and the 200 exhibitors will be informed of their
selection. The exact date of the proclamation (in march 2005) will be
communicated to all the participants.

The prizes will be distributed in the Bibliothèque historique de la Ville
de Paris where all the selected works will be exhibited.

For information and entry forms:

MDE - Organisation August Kulche
Square Marie Louise 57 B-1000 BRUXELLES/BELGIQUE
Tel: + 32 (0)2 230 70 96 Fax: + 32 (0)2 230 65 44

For further information: www.mde2004.org

Organised by:

A. Kulche - rg. Reimann, MDE- Meister der Einbandkunst-Internationale
Vereinigung e. V. Heinrichsallee 72, D-52062 Aachen, Deutschland.

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REGULATIONS:

ORGANIZER

The international society MDE (Meister der Einbandkunst) was founded in
1923 and has it head office in Aachen, Germany.

THEME

A bookbinding design for a book of your choice.

PRIZES

Total prizes of 60 000 ¬ will be allowed by an international jury.

First prize for the best design 25 000 ¬
Second prize 10 000 ¬
3. 4. 5.th prize each 5 000 ¬
Ten other prizes each 1 000 ¬
In addition 200 selected designs will be exhibited in Paris at the
Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris.

PARTICIPATION

This international competition is open to all artists and designers. The
participation fee amounts to 60 ¬ per entry. Bankcharges have to be paid by
the participants. Payments have to be made before 01-06-2004 payable to the
bankaccount of the MDE Innovation 2004 IBAN-DE 09-6305-0000-0000-010186 BIC
SOLADES 1 ULM.
Each participant is allowed to present one or more designs for one or more
books of his choice.
After 01-06-2004 each participant will receive a registrationnumber and can
commence working on his or her design(s) which must arrive before
01-12-2004 at the address of MDE August Kulche.

CONDITIONS

We require an original bookbinding design of the same size as the book of
your choice, consisting of the front cover, the spine and the back cover.
This design has to be made in colour or in black and white on strong paper
which can be rolled up in a cylinder of max. 10 cm width. Note: we do not
expect a design for a wrapper but a design which can be reproduced on a
bookbinding. A photocopy of the titlepage of the book should accompany each
design. The design has to be realised between June and December 2004 and to
arrive well packed in a cardboard cylinder of max. 10 cm width, before
01-12-2004 at the following address:

MDE August Kulche
Square Marie Louise 57 B-1000 BRUXELLES/BELGIQUE
Tel: + 32 (0)2 230 70 96 Fax: + 32 (0)2 230 65 44

On the back of each project the registration number of the participant has
to figure. Projects without this number will not be accepted and will not
be returned to the candidate at the costs of the MDE. No other indication
such as Name, Address, Country may figure on the design. If the participant
has paid his fee but doesn't send his design, or if the design is lost or
doesn't arrive at the destination in time (01-12-2004) no repayment can be
required from the MDE (see also Insurance). For countries not belonging to
the EEC, the projects should be send as samples without value, this mention
should also figure on all officials documents (customs and others).

PLEASE NOTE

This competition will start officially if 2000 participants have been
registered and have paid their participation fee before 01-06-2004. If 2000
candidates have been registered by this date they will receive their
registration number and can start with the realisation of their design. If
the number of 2000 participants has not been reached, the participation fee
of each candidate will be returned to his bank account less 10 ¬ for
administration costs. If the number of participants is close to 2000 on the
fixed day, MDE may extend the inscription date.

THE JURY

An international jury presided by August Kulche (without voting rights)
will award the prizes. Each member of the jury will judge independently
from the others. Their decisions will be put to the vote. The decisions
will remain secret and may not be revealed and cannot be revoked. Juridical
intervention is excluded. Any agreements practised in similar competition
areas are not applicable and can not be transferred to this competition.

The jury is composed of (in alphabetical order):

Jean Dérens, General librarian of the Bibliothèque historique de la Ville
de Paris, Paris, France.
Mark Jones. Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain.
Philippe Roberts-Jones, Honorary Head-curator of the Musées royaux des
Beaux-Arts de Belgique- Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels,
Belgium.
Prof. Dr. Heijo Klein, Head of the Studio für Bildende Kunst.
Kunsthistorisches Institut der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität,
Bonn, Germany.
Jan van der Marck, Art historian and bibliophile, Huntington Woods, U.S.A.
Prof. Dr. Igino Schraffl, Studioso di arte contemporanea, Universita Lumsa
di Roma, Rome, Italy.
Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Director General of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain.
Should a judge be unable to participate a substitute may be introduced.

THE EXHIBITION

The laureats and the 200 selected exhibitors will be informed of their
selection. The exact date of the proclamation- (in march 2005) will be
communicated to all the participants. The distribution of the prizes and
the exhibition will take place in the Bibliothèque historique de la Ville
de Paris.
The rights of the MDE on the awarded and 200 selected projects.
If the MDE or the Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris wishes to
publish a calender, realise one or more bookbindings based on the prized
designs, publish a catalogue or realise any other project to promote the
event such as presenting the designs on the Internet, this cannot be
refused, nor can the author demand any copyright. These conditions are also
valid for whatever press or other medium promoting this competition. The
name of the creator will always be mentioned.
The fifteen prize designs become the property of the MDE, Internationale
Vereinigung e.V.- which is free to use them without any constraints,
mentioning the name of the creator.
The 200 selected designs may be sold by the exhibitors, but may not be
removed before the exhibition end. If he wishes the candidate can get his
project realised on his costs by a binder of his choice and exhibit this
binding in Paris.
Return of the works: With exception of the fifteen prized designs, all
others projects with a code number will be sent back to the owners on
behalf of the MDE in their original packaging. Therefore it is advisable
that each participant adds a separate label with his name and address, when
sending in his design.

INSURANCE

The MDE will take the best possible care of the designs but will not
subscribe any insurance for them. Candidates wishing to insure their work
have to take care of it personally (from nail to nail for a period of 1
year minimum). Damage costs will not be paid by MDE.

RECOGNITION OF THE REGULATIONS

By paying the participation fee, sending the design(s) and signing the
inscription formular carrying the personal inscription number, the
participant recognises all the clauses of the regulations of the competition.

Although the translation has been correctly done, the German text remains
the reference text.

www.mde2004.org

Organisation:

A. Kulche - rg. Reimann, MDE- Meister der Einbandkunst-Internationale
Vereinigung e. V. Heinrichsallee 72, D-52062 Aachen, Deutschland

Ultimate inscription and payement date 01-06-2004
Ultimate arriving date of the projects 01-12-2004
Proclamation day march 2005

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Peter D. Verheyen
Webminder
MDE - Meister der Einbandkunst
<http://www.mde-einbandkunst.de>
<mailto:MDE-USA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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