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2011 Berger Prize for British Art History

Posted in books, Member News by Editor on June 16, 2011

This year’s long list for the Berger Prize includes several HECAA members. Bravo! From The British Art Blog:

Berger Prize 2011 Long List
Books published 1 January-31 December 2010

The Short List of six will be announced in mid-June 2011, and the Award of the William MB Berger Prize for British Art History (worth £5000 to the winner) will be awarded by A.N. Wilson at a ceremony in London UK on the evening of 5 July 2011.

Assessors Timothy J. Standring, Gates Foundation Curator of Painting & Sculpture, Denver Art Museum; Robin Simon, Editor, The British Art Journal; Katharine Eustace, Editor, Sculpture Journal; Rosemary Hill, Fellow, All Souls’ College, Oxford; Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures; Angus Trumble, Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art

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Of the 38 titles on the long list, here’s an assortment of those dealing with the eighteenth century:

• David Nolan and Carolyn Starren, On Public View – A Journey around the Sculptures in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, NOTE published online. Please visit www.rbkc.gov.uk/onpublicview; Chapters download as pdfs with a video introduction to watch on the site

• Celina Fox, The Arts of Industry In the Age of Enlightenment, [2009] 18 February 2010, YUP, ISBN: 9780300160420, £50, pp576, 200 bw, 60 col

• Cherry Ann Knott, George Vernon 1636-1702 ‘Who built this House’. Sudbury Hall Derbyshire, 1 June 2010 Tun House Publishing, ISBN: 9780956524003, £75 (signed limited edition of 500), pp782, illus bw & col

• Katharine Baetjer, British Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575-1875, 30 March 2010 Metropolitan Museum/YUP, ISBN: 9781588393487 (Met Mus), ISBN: 9780300155099 (YUP), £55, pp308, 215 bw, 140 col

• John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery. Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 8 February 2010 National Portrait Gallery, ISBN: 9781855144101, £125, pp460, 358 bw, 305 col

• John McAleer, Representing Africa: Landscape, Exploration and Empire in Southern Africa, 1780-1870, 1 March 2010 Manchester University Press, ISBN: 9780719081040, £60pp, 241, 16 bw, 9 col

• Cassandra Albinson, Peter Funnell & Lucy Peltz, eds, Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance, Exh cat. 21 October 10 YUP, ISBN: 9780300167184, £40, pp280, 20 bw, 160 col

• Cecilia Powell & Stephen Hebron, Savage Grandeur & Noblest Thoughts: Discovering the Lake District 1750-1820, Exh cat. 2010 Wordsworth Trust, ISBN: 9781905256426, £19.95, many illus in colour

• Mireille Galinou, Cottages & Villas: The Birth of the Garden Suburb, 19 October 2010 YUP, ISBN: 9780300167269, £40, pp480, 55 bw, col 250

• Douglas Fordham, British Art and the Seven Years’ War: Allegiance and Autonomy, 2010 University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN: 9780812242430, £42.50, pp334, 87 bw

• Charlotte Yeldham, Maria Spilsbury (1776-1820), Artist and Evangelical, 1 February 2010 Ashgate, ISBN: 9780754669913, £65, pp230, 73 bw,

• Bernd W Krysmanski, Hogarth’s Hidden Parts, Georg Holms Verlag, Hildesheim, ISBN: 9783487144719, Euros 48, pp514, 304 bw

• Elisabeth Soulier Detis, Guess at the Rest: Cracking the Hogarth Code, 27 May 2010 James Clarke & Co Ltd, ISBN: 139780718892159, £35, 183 bw, pp233

• Jason Kelly, The Society of Dilettanti: Archaeology and Identity in the British Enlightenment, [2009] 28 January 2010 YUP, ISBN: 9780300152197, £40, pp366, 100 bw, 20 col

• Julian Mitchell, The Wye Tour and its Artists, Exh cat. 2010 Logaston Press, ISBN: 9781906663322, £12.95, pp168, illus bw & col

• Jennifer Scott, The Royal Portrait. Image and Impact, 2010 Royal Collection Enterprises, ISBN: 9781905686131, £19.95, pp200, 157 col

• Ilaria Bignamini and Clare Hornsby, Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth-century Rome, 25 February 2010 YUP, ISBN: 9780300160437, £45, 2 vols, pp630, 200 bw, 50 col

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Update (added 14 July 2011) — As announced on July 5, this year’s winner is

• Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe, Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World (London: British Museum Press), 552 pages, ISBN 978-0714128191, £50.

The short list of six titles included these eighteenth-century offerings:

• Celina Fox, The Arts of Industry In the Age of Enlightenment (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), ISBN: 9780300160420, £50.

• Cecilia Powell & Stephen Hebron, Savage Grandeur & Noblest Thoughts: Discovering the Lake District 1750-1820 (Wordsworth Trust, 2010), ISBN: 9781905256426, £19.95

• Ilaria Bignamini and Clare Hornsby, Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth-century Rome (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), ISBN: 9780300160437, £45.

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