A contest of jansenist binding ring a Bell?

Jansenist binding contest when the technology becomes art!

The bookstore Blaizot, renowned for its rare books often organized demonstrations. This year it organizes a contest of jansenist binding.

This contest is open to amateur and professional french bookbinders. Will be considered jansenist, covers with no decoration except for the name of the author and the title of the work arranged in a single color on the back.

Facade of the Blaizot bookstore in Paris
The Blaizot bookshop renowned for its rare works often organizes demonstrations. This year she is organizing a Jansenist binding competition.

Selected bindings will be exhibited at the bookstore Auguste Blaizot 14 to March 24, 2018.

To see what is bookbinding Jansenist check on this excellent blog of Bibliophile in french
Binding jansenist, an art binding
Although it contains only the name of the author and the title of the work with small irons in a color on its back, the Jansenist binding is not a simple binding.

Although it has as ornament that the name of the author and the title of the book pushed small irons in a color on the back, the jansenist binding is not a simple binding. It’s a luxury binding, requiring the same techniques and the same materials as those used for the finest decorated covers. It requires an extreme demand for quality in its production.

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