30th Annual LoPresti Award Winners, 2013-2014

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is pleased to announce the winners of its 30th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Awards for excellence in art publishing for the copyright year 2013.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is the largest international professional organization devoted to art librarianship. The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA established the LoPresti Publication Award Competition in 1985 to recognize and encourage excellence in art publications issued in the Southeastern United States. The publication awards are named for Mary Ellen LoPresti, who was the Design Librarian at the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, North Carolina State University, until her death in 1985. The winners are kept in the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter’s archives at Duke University.

This year’s judges were Caroline Barratt and Emily Luken (University of Georgia and LoPresti co-chairs), Teresa Burk (SCAD Atlanta), Courtney Baron (UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, Visual Resources Center), Melissa Tufts (UGA’s College of Environment and Design library). The judges examined 34 entries from 19 institutions to choose this year’s winners, which were announced at the ARLS/SE annual business meeting and conference in Birmingham, AL in November 2014.

If you are interested in applying for next year’s award, please see the Award Guidelines and Entry Form.

Monograph Category

Winner

LSUDesmond, J. Michael. The Architecture of LSU. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013.

A variety of visual information, including archival photographs, maps, and architectural plans, and excellent design implementation of these elements create an appealing presentation of the architectural history of the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Not only does Desmond follow the history of the buildings, but includes the social and historical context to illustrate how the architecture and people of LSU progressed over the decades. This monograph is scholarly, well-researched and well-documented with excellent attention to detail and beautiful presentation. This record is something other universities may find inspiring as they create histories of their own campus architecture.

 

Exhibition Catalogue Category

Winner

cercleBoland, Lynn. Cercle et Carre and the International Spirit of Abstract Art. Athens, Georgia: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2013.

This catalogue documents the first major exhibition of the abstractionist group, Cercle et Carre, co-founded in 1929 by Pierre Daura, Joaquín Torres-García, and Michel Seuphor. Blending primary sources of the archive and collection at the Georgia Museum of Art’s Pierre Daura Center with scholarly essays, a full translation of the group’s journal publication, color plates from the current and original exhibitions, photographs of the original installation, and biographies of each member of Cercle et Carre, the catalog beautifully complements and enhances this exciting exhibition. The judging committee was particularly impressed by the innovative design and presentation of scholarship, which sheds new light on an important development in the history of abstraction.

Honorable Mention

mutuMutu, Wangechi, Trevor Schoonmaker, Kristine Stiles and Greg Tate. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Trevor Schoonmaker, ed. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University Press, 2013.

This image-rich and well-designed exhibition catalogue illustrates and extends the first major survey of Wangechi Mutu’s artwork in the United States. In addition to presenting the most comprehensive representation of her work, Mutu also created new video animations for the Nasher Museum of Art in collaboration with musical performer Santigold. The catalogue includes page after page of full-color images of Mutu’s complex, textured collages. Complementing the images are in-depth scholarly essays and interviews as well as useful information like a timeline, selected bibliography, and exhibition checklist. This comprehensive, lavishly produced catalogue reflects the artist’s own spectacular, “maximalist” artwork and was a standout entry for all the judges.

 

2014 Award Entries

Areford, David S. The Birth of Rome: Five Visions for the Eternal City. The Wolfsonian, Florida International University, 2013. [Book]

Areford, David S. The Art of Empathy: The Mother of Sorrows in Northern Renaissance Art and Devotion. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Bey, Dawoud. Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project. Birmingham Museum of Art, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Boland, Lynn. The Kress Project. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2013.

Boland, Lynn. Cercle et Carre and the International Spirit of Abstract Art. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2013.

Caillot, Marc-Antoine and Erin Greenwald. A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies. The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2013. [Book]

Cooksey, Susan, Robin Poynor, et. al. Kongo: Across the Waters. University Press of Florida, 2013. [Book]

Damage, Brian. Doug Beube. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013. [DVD]

Desmond, J. Michael. The Architecture of LSU. Louisiana State University Press, 2013. [Book]

Dickerson, Nell. Porch Dogs. John F. Blair Publishing, 2013, 2013. [Book]

Dominé, David, Franklin Schmidt and Esther Schmidt. Old Louisville: Exuberant, Elegant, and Alive. University of Georgia Press, 2013. [Book]

Dougherty, Linda and Jean McLaughlin. 0 to 60: The Experience of Time though Contemporary Art. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Hayes, Jeffreen, Rebecca Dobrinski, Erin Krutko, and Lauren Williams. Etched in Collective History. Birmingham Museum of Art, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Hearn, Michelle. Florida Highwaymen: A Museum’s Collection. Museum of Florida History, 2013. [Book]

Hughes, Shara. Shara Hughes: Guess You Had to Be There. Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Kirin, Asen. Exuberance of Meaning: The Art and Patronage of Catherine the Great. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2013.

Manley, Roger and Tom Patterson. Farfetched: Mad Science, Fringe Architecture, and Visionary Engineering. Gregg Museum of Art & Design, North Carolina State University, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Milanich, Jerald T. and Nina J. Root. Enchantments: Julian Dimock’s Photographs of Southwest Florida. University Press of Florida, 2013. [Book]

Moon, Jiha. Jiha Moon: Foreign Love. Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Mutu, Wangechi, Trevor Schoonmaker, Kristine Stiles and Greg Tate. Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University Press, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Myers, Karen Ann. Rebound. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013.[Exh. Cat.]

Nolan, John M., Wendy Salmond, et. al. Rublev to Faberge: The Journey of Russian Art and Culture to America. Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery, 213. [Exh. Cat.]

Roberts, Perri Lee. The Material of Culture: Renaissance Medals & Textiles. Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2013.

Schneider, Claire. More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990’s. Ackland Museum of Art, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2013.

Sonner, Colin. I Can Heal. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013. [DVD]

Stewart, Dave. Joseph Burwell and Herb Parker. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013. [DVD]

Talor, Katharine. Spillover. Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Timpano, Nathan J. Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Treister, Kenneth. Maya Architecture: Temples in the Sky. University Press of Florida, 2013. [Book]

van der Grinten, Franz and Nadia. Ruth Marten. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Varner, Eric R., Sarah McPhee, and Jason Ciejka. Antichita Teatro Magnificenza: Renaissance & Baroque Images of Rome. Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Wiedemann, Barbara and Ken Gross. Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed. North Carolina Museum of Art, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

Young, Kevin. Renee Stout. Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, 2013. [Exh. Cat.]

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