HBA 2020 Book Prizes Announced

Posted in books by Editor on January 22, 2020

From the most recent issue of the HBA Newsletter, edited by Caitlin Silberman. Congratulations to this year’s winners! CH

The Historians of British Art Book Prize Committee for 2020 is pleased to announce the Book Award winners for publications from 2018. The winners were chosen from a nominating list of seventy books from thirty different presses. Awards are granted in four different categories. This year’s committee of readers consisted of Matthew Reeve, Stacey Sloboda, Eric Stryker, and Alison Syme.

Before 1600
• John Blair, Building Anglo-Saxon England (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018).

Before 1600 (highly commended)
• Sonja Drimmer, The Art of Allusion: Illuminators and the Making of English Literature, 1403–1476 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

Between 1600 and 1800
• Cheryl Finley, Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018).

After 1800
• Deborah Sugg Ryan, Ideal Homes, 1918–39: Domestic Design and Suburban Modernism (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018).

Multi-Authored Book
• Steven Brindle, et al., Windsor Castle: A Thousand Years of a Royal Palace (London: Royal Collection Trust, 2018).

Short List for the Period between 1600 and 1800
• Jocelyn Anderson, Touring and Publicizing England’s Country Houses in the Long Eighteenth Century (London: Bloomsbury, 2018).
• Jill Francis, Gardens and Gardening in Early Modern England and Wales (New Haven and London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art for Yale University Press, 2018).
• Conor Lucey, Building Reputations: Architecture and the Artisan, 1750–1830 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018).
• Clare Taylor, The Design, Production, and Reception of Eighteenth-Century Wallpaper in Britain (London: Routledge, 2018).


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