This catalogue illustrates each entry in the prestigious bookbinding competition held by Designer Bookbinders, one of the foremost bookbinding societies in the world. The Designer Bookbinders International Competition is being held at the Bodleian Library, Oxford in 2009.
Published to celebrate the winning entries in the Competition and also to accompany the exhibition held in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, this catalogue illustrates nearly four hundred examples of contemporary binding, featuring a remarkable range of styles, materials, and approaches to the ancient craft of bookbinding. The exhibition has attracted top binders from around the world and the catalogue promises to be a showcase of the very best in modern bookbinding.
Jeanette Koch began bookbinding in 1992. She was awarded silver medal at the 1997 Designer Bookbinders Annual Competition. In 2001 she became a Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders and currently serves on the Designer Bookbinders Executive Committee as well as on the Editorial Board of The New Bookbinder.