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[BKARTS] The Book of Origins: A design binding exhibition organized by Les Amis de la Reliure d'Art
The Book of Origins: A design binding exhibition organized by Les Amis de
la Reliure d Art with the Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy.
Les Amis de la Reliure d'Art du Canada
à l'attention d'Anne-Marie Saint-Onge
Case postale 38007,
1275, chemin Sainte-Foy,
Québec (Québec) Canada
"The Book of Origins:" A Huron creation myth collected in the 1940s by
famous ethnologist Marius Barbeau serves as the basis for the Livres des
Origines, a literary poetic even rewriting of the myth that we asked André
Ricard, writer and homme de théatre, to produce. Professionals specializing
in literary works then helped us to translate the work in English, and the
two versions co-exist and are intermingled in the book. The final work,
produced in a luxury edition and illustrated with original lithographs by
artist Carmelle Martineau will be published as a limited, numbered edition.
Out of one hundred and twenty-five copies, a hundred will be reserved for
the international bookbinding competition. Our goal is to work at the
junction of art and myth, in particular the great creation myths. One of
these myths, which inspired us by its singularity, will serve as the
figure-head of our project.
144 pages in 9 signatures
Format 140mm x 216 mm
Letterpress on Super fine Mohawk paper
Limited edition of 125 copies
Lithographs in 5 colors by Carmelle Martineau
Exhibition Price: $275 Canadian
Selected images of the book including an example of the illustrations and
several pages of text can be seen at
There is also an entry form in pdf format available for downloading.
PARTICIPATION RULES AND REQUIREMENTS
1. The exhibition is limited to 100 bindings : The first 100 entry
forms, including participation fee, received by Les Amis de la Reliure d
Art du Canada (1275 Chemin Sainte-Foy, P.O.box 38007, Quebec (Quebec) G1S
4W8, Canada) postmarked no later than the 30th of April 2004 will be in the
2. The CDN $275 entry fee includes one copy of The Book of Origins,
insurance from the date of reception of the binding by ARA Canada to the
date the binding is sent back to the binder and an invitation to the
exhibition opening. The cheque or money order must be written in the name
of ARA Canada. Binders from outside Canada must send a money order of CDN $275.
3. The 100 selected binders will receive their copy of The Book of
Origins before the end of May 2004 with an Identification Form to include
with the completed bindings. The other binders will get their cheque or
money order back. ALL binders who requested information about the
exhibition will receive an invitation to the exhibition opening. The name
and address of all binders will go into the database for exhibitions to come.
4. The exhibition will be held at the Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy, 350
Saint-Joseph east, Quebec, from September 10 to October 2, 2005.
5. Each binder can only submit one binding.
6. Size and material restrictions: the bindings cannot measure more
than 25 cm in height, 18 cm in width and 10 cm in thickness. Bindings
cannot weight more than 4kg. Bindings containing liquids or made with fine
glass or other fragile and breaking material will not be accepted. Bindings
containing material that could deteriorate over a short period of time will
not be accepted.
7. All binding needing a special installation support must come
with their support and complete setup instructions. The bindings will be
properly installed by the exhibition curator.
8. The binding must be received by ARA Canada no later than May 1st ,
2005. Bindings received after this date will be returned unopened. The
binding can be sent by regular mail or courrier or delivered in person at
124, Giroux Street in Loretteville, Québec.
9. The binding must be received with the completed Identification
Form that was mailed to the binder with the copy of the book. The
information given on the Identification Form may be edited if needed and
will be printed in the exhibition catalogue.
10. The binding must be correctly packaged. All packaging materials must
be identified to the binder and be reusable in order to return the binding
at the end of the exhibition.
11. It is the binder s responsibility to inform ARA Canada of any changes
of address between now and the end of the exhibition.
12. Inbound and outbound shipping expenses are the responsibility of the
binder (insurance, brokerage, etc.) If the binding is not to be collected
in person after the exhibition, it must come in with sufficient return
postage (cheque, money order or stamps) otherwise it will be returned
C.O.D. to the binder.
13. The binding will be sent back at the beginning of January 2006 unless
talks already in process lead to a tour of some museums and art galleries.
All binders will be kept informed.
14. The binding is insured by ARA Canada from the date of reception at
124, Giroux in Loretteville to the date the binding is sent back to the
binder and by the Bibliothèque Gabrielle Roy. The binding is under the
binder s responsibility at any other time (shipping).
15. The exhibition catalogue will carry a photograph of each binding, a
description of the binding and the binder s résumé.
16. To avoid unnecessary customs fees, specify that the work is a
Canadian book for an exhibition. Do not indicate a monatary value to the book.
Please fill in capital letters
First and last name
Conditions of entry abstract : The exhibition is limited to 100 bindings :
The first 100 entry forms, including participation fee, received by Les
Amis de la Reliure d Art du Canada (1275 Chemin Sainte-Foy, P.O.box 38007,
Quebec (Quebec) G1S 4W8, Canada) postmarked no later than the 30th of April
2004 will be in the exhibition.
I would like to be part of the design binding exhibition The Book of Origins.
I have read and accepted the participation rules and requirements.
For Canada : Enclosed is a cheque or money order for CDN $275 made to Les
amis de la reliure d art du Canada ARA Canada.
For the Unites Sates and other countries : Enclosed is a money order for
CDN $275 made out to : Les amis de la reliure d art du Canada ARA Canada.
If the payment is made by cheque in foreign currency, please send the
equivalent of CDN $285 to pay for exchange fees.
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