18th Annual LoPresti Award Winners, 2001-02

Winners of the 18th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Publication Awards were announced during the ARLIS/SE Chapter meeting held in Asheville, North Carolina on November 9th, 2002.

Lo Presti Awards Committee

Tom Caswell, University of Florida (Chair)
Ann Lindell, University of Florida
Ellen Anderson, University of Central Florida

LoPresi Award Winners

ceramic100The Ceramic Glaze Handbook: Materials, Techniques, Formulas, by Mark Burleson. Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 1-57990-202-2. (***LoPresti Award Winner for Excellence in Art Book Publishing***)

This well-designed handbook covers the historical and technical aspects of ceramic glaze. Of particular note is the fine color photography depicting the entire chronology of the process from choosing raw materials through mixing, application, firing, and the finished piece. The author provides an illustrated chapter of glaze formulas, a glossary of glaze terminology, and appendices dealing with chemical compounds and additional resources for the interested reader.

 

shine100Let It Shine: Self-Taught Art from the T. Marshall Hahn Collection, by Lynne E. Spriggs, et al. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 1-57806-363-9. Distributed by the University Press of Mississippi. (***LoPresti Award Winner for Excellence in Art Book Publishing***)

A catalog of an exhibition held from June 23 to September 2, 2001 celebrating a remarkable collection that focuses on twentieth-century self-taught art from the American South. Three lengthy and scholarly essays cover reflections of collector Marshall Hahn, insights into the work of the major artists in the group, and a descriptive chronology of the evolution of Southern folk art from the 1930’s through the 1990’s. The second half of the book is a catalog of beautiful color plates with substantial information about each entry. Notes, references, a checklist, artists’ biographies, and an index complete this notable volume.

 

michelangelo100Michelangelo: Drawings and Other Treasures from the Casa Buonarroti, Florence, by Pina Ragionieri. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 0-939802-94-5. (***LoPresti Award Winner for Excellence in Art Book Publishing***)

A beautifully-illustrated and highly-annotated exhibition catalog of a rare showing of drawings and other personal treasures from the family home of Michelangelo. The exhibition premiered at the High Museum in the summer of 2001 and was the first time many of these sketches and personal artifacts were seen outside of Florence. Included in the catalog are superb reproductions of two-dozen rare sketches and studies Michelangelo did for the Sistine Chapel and Medici tombs, showing some of the workings and re-workings he did in red and black pencil and brown watercolors. Each of the works that were exhibited has a page or two of scholarly discussion along with detailed footnotes.

List of All Publications Submitted for the 18th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Award Competition

1. Alabama Architecture: Looking at Building and Place, by Alice Meriwether Bowsher. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2001. ISBN 0-8173-1081-9.

2. Art Papers: vol. 25: 1-6. Art Papers Magazine, Atlanta, Georgia. ISSN 1524-9581.

3. Beauford Delaney: the Color Yellow, by Richard J. Powell. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 0-939802-97-X.

4. The Best Contemporary Quilts: Quilt National 2001, coproduced by Lark Books & The Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center. Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 1-57990-217-0.

5. The Book of Wizard Craft in Which the Apprentice Finds Spell, Potions, Fantastic Tales & 50 Enchanting Things to Make, by Janice Eaton Kilby, Deborah Morgenthal and Terry Taylor. Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 1-57990-206-5.

6. Buddhist Art and Ritual from Nepal and Tibet, by Barbara Matilsky. Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 0-9653-8054-8.

7. The Ceramic Glaze Handbook: Materials, Techniques, Formulas, by Mark Burleson. Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 1-57990-202-2. (*** LoPresti Award Winner for Excellence in Art Book Publishing***)

8. Community Quilts: How to Organize, Design & Make a Group Quilt, by Karol Kavaya and Vicki Skemp. Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 1-57990-181-6.

9. Cosimo Rosselli: Painter of the Sistine Chapel by Dr. Arthur R. Blumenthal. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 2001. ISBN 0-9615-8282-0.

10. The Craft & Art of Bamboo, by Carol Strangler. Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 1-57990-191-3.

11. Dorothy Porter Wesley (1905-1995): Afro-American Librarian and Bibliophile, by James A. Findlay. Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Main Library, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2001. ISBN 0-9678-8582-5.

12. European Drawings from the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum, by Carol C. Gillham and Carolyn H. Wood. Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 0-9653-8055-6.

13. Faces of Freedom Summer, by Bobs M. Tusa. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2001. ISBN 0-8173-1056-8.

14. Gracious Splendor: The William Hansell and Susan Mabry Hulsey Collection. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, 2001. ISBN 0-931394-48-1.

15. The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters, by Gary Monroe. University Presses of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2001. ISBN 0-8130-2281-9.

16. Inventing the Renaissance Putto, by Charles Dempsey. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 0-8078-2616-2.

17. John the Baptist & the Baroque Vision, by John Nolan, Donnalynn Hess, and Stephen B. Jones. Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery, Greenville, South Carolina, 2001.

18. Joseph Beuys: Mapping the Legacy, edited by Gene Ray. D.A.P. / The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, 2001. ISBN 1-891024-03-5.

19. Kesler Woodward: North and South, essay by Frank Soos. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 1-890021-13-X.

20. The Lenore and Burton Gold Collection of 20th-Century Art, by Carrie Przybilla, et al. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 0-939802-93-7.

21. Let It Shine: Self-Taught Art from the T. Marshall Hahn Collection, by Lynne E. Spriggs, et al. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 1-57806-363-9. Distributed by the University Press of Mississippi. (*** LoPresti Award Winner for Excellence in Art Book Publishing***)

22. Magnificent, Marvelous Martele: American Art Nouveau Silver, by John Webster Keefe and Samuel J. Hough. New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001. ISBN 0-89494-084-8.

23. The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue, by Kerri and Cynthia Reece McCaffety. Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, Louisiana, 2001. ISBN 1-56554-788-8.

24. Mardi Gras Treasures: Float Designs of the Golden Age, by Henri Schindler. Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna, Louisiana, 2001. ISBN 1-56554-723-3.

25. Mark Catesby: Opening the Door to a New World: Mark Catesby’s Travels in La Florida, 1722-1726. Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 2001. ISBN 0-9706189-3-X.

26. Michelangelo: Drawings and Other Treasures from the Casa Buonarroti, Florence, by Pina Ragionieri. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 0-939802-94-5. (*** LoPresti Award Winner for Excellence in Art Book Publishing***)

27. Monet: A View from the River, by David A. Brenneman. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 0-939802-96-1.

28. Myths of Venice: The Figuration of the State, by David Rosand. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 0-8078-2641-3.

29. Outside the Box: Eleven International MADI Artists Featuring Carmelo Arden Quin and Volf Roitman from the Masterson and Lenherr Collections. Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, 2001. ISBN 0-9703506-4-3.

30. Plantations by the River: Watercolor Paintings from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana by Father Joseph M. Paret, 1859, by Marcel Boyer, et al. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2001. ISBN 0-938909-03-7.

31. Pop-Up: Peek, Push, Pull, Scratch, Sniff, Slide, Spin, Lift, Look, Listen, Raise, Lower, Unfold, Turn, Open, Close: An Exhibition of Moveable Books and Ephemera from the Collection of Geraldine Roberts Lebowitz, by James A. Findlay. Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, Broward County Main Library, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2001. ISBN 0-9678-8583-3.

32. Richmond’s Monument Avenue, by Sarah Shields Driggs, Richard Guy Wilson,
and Robert P. Winthrop. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 0-8078-2607-3.

33. Robert Frost and J.J. Lankes: A Shared Vision of America. Vanderbuilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, 2001.

34. Selected Masterworks from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, by John Nolan. Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, 2001. ISBN 0-9713368-0-6.

35. Self-Taught Art: The Culture and Aesthetics of American Vernacular Art, by Charles Russell. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, 2001. ISBN 1-57806-380-9.

36. Sketches in North Carolina USA, 1872 to 1878: Vineyard Scenes by Mortimer O. Heath. Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Raleigh, North Carolina and The North Caroliniana Society, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 0-86526-299-3.

37. Space, Abstraction and Freedom: Twentieth Century art from the Collection of Mary and Jim Patton, by Irving Sander, et al. Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2001. ISBN 0-9653-8056-4.

38. Traveling the Rainbow: The Life and Art of Joseph E. Yoakum, by Derrel B. DePasse. Museum of American Folk Art, New York, New York and University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, 2001. ISBN 1-57806-311-6. $50.00 (cloth). ISBN 1-57806-248-9.

39. Visions of Holiness: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Italy, edited by Andrew Ladis and Shelley E. Zuraw. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2001. ISBN 0-915977-40-0.

40. Women of the Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes, by Judith A. Hoffberg. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 2001. ISBN 0-9706-1890-5.