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[BKARTS] Bookbinding Design Competition - MDE Innovation 2004



International Competition for a Bookbinding Design
Sponsored by Meister der Einbandkunst, e.V.

To simplify the entry process,  payment options for the entry fee have been
revised for US based participants. You will now be able to send payment as
check or money order, in US funds.

Entry forms, downloadable from the Web at
<http://www.mde-einbandkunst.de/innovation2004/Innovation2004.pdf>, must be
received by June 1, 2004. Actual entries must be received by December 1, 2004.

Full information about this competition in the message below (Revised
portions in red). Full information about MDE can be found at
<http://www.mde-einbandkunst.de>.

For more information please contact Peter Verheyen
<MDE-USA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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 organizers 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 specialized in
this field of artistic creativity, the only necessity being to concentrate
on the board and spine surfaces. Indeed this freedom of expression
encourages all artists to take part.

Those who wish to research 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.

__________________________________________

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

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

First prize for the best design 25 000 ? (Euro)
Second prize 10 000  ? (Euro)
3. 4. 5.th prize each 5 000  ? (Euro)
Ten other prizes each 1 000  ? (Euro)
+ 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 realized in colors, 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  ? (Euro) has to be paid. Payment by US
participants can be accepted in form of check or money order in the amount
of $75.

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 June 1, 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  ? (Euro) to cover
administration costs. The MDE is free to extend the closing date if necessary.

NOTE: In the event the exhibition does not reach the minimum of 2000
participants, entry fees in the full amount of $75 will be returned to
those participants from the US who paid with form or check or money order.

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
Germany

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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 ? (Euro) will be allowed by an international jury.

First prize for the best design 25 000  ? (Euro)
Second prize 10 000  ? (Euro)
3. 4. 5.th prize each 5 000  ? (Euro)
Ten other prizes each 1 000  ? (Euro)
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  ? (Euro) per design submitted. Bank
charges have to be paid by the participants. Payments have to be made
before 01-06-2004 payable to the bank account of the MDE Innovation 2004
IBAN-DE 09-6305-0000-0000-010186 BIC SOLADES 1 ULM.

Participants from the US will be able to submit the entry fee by check or
money order in the sum of $75 per design submitted. Payment should be made
out to:

Peter Verheyen
8 Pebble Hill Rd. North
Dewitt, NY 13214

On the "For" line of the check please put MDE Innovation 2004 Entry

Each participant is allowed to present one or more designs for one or more
books of his choice.

After June 6, 2004 each participant will receive a registration number and
can commence working on his or her design(s) which must arrive before
December 1, 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 color 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 title page of the book should accompany
each design. The design has to be realized between June and December 2004
and to arrive well packed in a cardboard cylinder of max. 10 cm width,
before December 1, 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 December 1, 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 June 1, 2004. If
2000 candidates have been registered by this date they will receive their
registration number and can start with the realization 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 ? (Euro) for
administration costs. If the number of participants is close to 2000 on the
fixed day, MDE may extend the inscription date.

NOTE: In the event the exhibition does not reach the minimum of 2000
participants, entry fees in the full amount of $75 will be returned to
those participants from the US who paid with form or check or money order.

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 winners 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 realized 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 beginning to end 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
entry form carrying the personal inscription number, the participant
recognizes 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
Bookbinder & Conservator
<verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The Book Arts Web & Book_Arts-L Listserv
<http://www.philobiblon.com>

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