Book Awards

Competition for the 2018 Book Award

The Association for Latin American Art, an affiliate of the College Art Association, announces its Eighteenth Annual Book Award for the best scholarly book published on the art of Latin America from the Pre-Columbian era to the present. The award is generously funded by the Arvey Foundation and consists of a citation and a $1,000 honorarium. We will present the award at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in Los Angeles in February 2018. The name of the recipient will appear in the newsletters of both ALAA and CAA.

For the February 2018 Award, we will evaluate books on Latin American Art from Pre-Columbian to the present that meet the following criteria:

  • Publication date between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017.
  • Books may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  • Books may have one or more authors.
  • Multi-authored exhibition catalogues with a substantive text that advances art historical knowledge also can be considered.
  • Edited volumes/anthologies of individual articles that are consistent in terms of both theme and quality will also be considered.

The books will be evaluated by a three-person committee of accomplished art historians, each with expertise in a wide geographical and temporal range.

Publishers, authors, and others must contact Tatiana Flores, Chair of the ALAA book award committee by October 1, 2017 to verify whether a prospective entry is eligible for the competition according to the above criteria. Please include the following information: Title, author(s) and a general description of subject. If the book appears eligible, she will provide mailing addresses for all three committee members. Copies of books are to be sent directly to each, and can be sent at any time over the summer but must be received no later than November 15, 2017.

Questions may be addressed to Prof. Tatiana Flores, Department of Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, via e-mail at tatiana.flores@rutgers.edu.

Book Award Committee
Tatiana Flores, 2015-2018, Chair
Cynthia Kristan-Graham, 2016-2019
Michael Scheffler 2017-2020

2017 Book Award Winners

 

17th Annual Arvey Book Award

George Flaherty, Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the ‘68 Movement (University of California Press, 2015). ISBN 9780520291072.

 

 

Honorable Mention

Alessandra Russo, Gerhard Wolf, and Diana Fane, eds., Images Take Flight: Feather Art in Mexico and Europe 1400-1700 (Kunsthistorisches Institut-Max-Planck Institut and the Museo Nacional de Arte, 2015). ISBN 978-3777420639.

 

 

Book Award Recipients