Anne Ross of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library was the chair of the 14th LoPresti Awards and announced the winners at the 24th annual meeting in Sarasota on October 16-18, 1998. Other committee members were Ann Delaney of Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Ilene Frank of the University of South Florida, Tampa Campus, Linda McRae, University of South Florida College of Visual Arts, Slide Library, Tampa, and Allen Novak, Ringling School of Art and Design Library, Sarasota. Open Awards, no categories.
The Buildings of Charleston: A Guide to the City’s Architecture, by Jonathan H. Poston for the Historic Charleston Foundation. Columbia SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 1997. 390p. ISBN 1570032025.
Claudio Bravo – Wrapped Packages, curated by Sam Trower. Miami Beach FL: Bass Museum of Art.
Elysium – A Gathering of Souls: New Orleans Cemeteries, by Sandra Russell Clark. Baton Rouge LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. 144p. ISBN 0807122289.
Handbuilt Ceramics: Pinching, Coiling, Extruding, Molding, Slip Casting, Slab Work, by Kathy Triplett. Asheville NC: Lark Books, 1997. 160p. ISBN 1887374299.
Louisiana Buildings 1720 – 1940: The Historic American Buildings Survey, edited by Jessie Poesch and Barbara SoRelle Bacot. Baton Rouge LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1997. 448p. ISBN 0807120545.
The Red Dyes: Cochineal, Madder, and Murex Purple – A World Tour of Textile Techniques, by Gosta Sandberg. Asheville NC: Lark Books, 1997. 216p. ISBN 1887374175.
ZYX: an Exhibition of Selected ABC Books from the Jean Trebbi Collection. Fort Lauderdale FL: Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Main Library.