Book Award Recipients

Book Award Recipients


Natalia Majluf Inventing Indigenism: Francisco Laso’s Image of Modern Peru. (University of Texas Press, 2021).

Honorable Mention: Aaron M. Hyman Rubens in Repeat: The Logic of the Copy in Colonial Latin America. (Getty Publications, 2021).


Mary Weismantel, Playing with Things: Engaging the Moche Sex Pots (University of Texas Press, 2021).

Honorable Mention: Ana María León, Modernity for the Masses: Antonio Bonet’s Dreams for Buenos Aires (University of Texas Press, 2021)

Ana María Reyes, The Politics of Taste: Beatriz González and Cold War Aesthetics (Duke University Press, 2019).

Honorable Mention:
Gabriela Siracusano and Agustina Rodriguez Romero, eds., for Materia Americana: The Body of Spanish American Images, 16th to mid-19th centuries / Materia Americana: El cuerpo de las imágenes hispanoamericanos, siglos XVI a mediados del XIX (EDUNTREF, 2020).

Jennifer Josten, Mathias Goeritz: Modernist Art and Architecture in Cold War Mexico (Yale University Press, 2018).

Honorable Mention
Kaira M. Cabañas, Learning From Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

Susan Verdi Webster, Lettered Artists and the Languages of Empire: Painters and the Profession in Early Colonial Quito (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017).

Honorable Mention
Amy Sara Carroll, Remex: Toward an Art History of the NAFTA Era (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017).

Harper Montgomery, The Mobility of Modernism: Art and Criticism in 1920s Latin America. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017).

Honorable mentions
Andrea Giunta and Cecilia Fajardo-Hill,eds. Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985. (Prestel, 2017).

Ilona Katzew, eds. Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici. (Prestel, 2017).

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

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).

Barbara E. Mundy, The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the Life of Mexico City Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.

Honorable Mention
Claudia L. Brittenham, The Murals of Cacaxtla: The Power of Painting in Ancient Central Mexico. University of Texas Press, Austin, 2015.

María Fernández, Cosmopolitanism in Mexican Visual Culture. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Honorable Mention
Jeanette Favrot Peterson, Visualizing Guadalupe From Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014.

Joanne Pillsbury, editor and co-author with Alain Schnapp, Leonardo López Luján, Lisa Trever, Khristaan D. Villela, Luis Felipe Villacorta Ostolaza, Adam T. Sellen, Byron Ellsworth Hamann, Scott R. Hutson, Jason Weems, Bryan R. Just, Stephen D. Houston, John W. Rick and Barbara W. Fash, Past Presented: Archaeological Illustration and the Ancient Americas. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2012.

Honorable Mention
Claire F. Fox, Making Art Panamerican: Cultural Policy and the Cold War. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Claudia Calirman, Brazilian Art Under Dictatorship: Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio and Cildo Merieles. Duke University Press, 2012.

Honorable Mention
Daniela Bleichmar, Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions and Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment. University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Carolyn Dean, A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock.
Duke University Press, 2010.

Virginia Fields Memorial Book Award
Mari Carmen Ramírez and Héctor Olea, Color in Space and Time: Cruz-Diez.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2011.

2011 (two recipients)
Adriana Zavala, Becoming Modern, Becoming Tradition: Women, Gender, and Representation. Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010.

Eduardo de Jesus Douglas, In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl: Painting Manuscripts, Writing the Pre-Hispanic Past in Early Colonial Period Tetzcoco, Mexico. University of Texas Press, 2010.

2010 (two recipients)
Margaret A. Jackson, Moche Art and Visual Culture in Ancient Peru.
University of New Mexico Press, 2008.

Matthew Looper, To Be Like Gods: Dance in Ancient Maya Civilization.
University of Texas Press, 2009.

Honorable Mention
Clara Bargellini and Michael K. Komanecky, The Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain, 1600-1821. Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 2009.

Annabeth Headrick, The Teotihuacan Trinity: The Sociopolitical Structure of an Ancient Mesoamerican City. University of Texas Press, 2007.

Olivier Debroise, ed., La era de la discrepencia/the age of discrepancies. Arte y cultura visual en México/art and visual culture in Mexico, 1968-1997. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional de Autónoma de México.

Virginia M. Fields and Dorie Reents-Budet, Lords of Creation: The Origins of Sacred Maya Kingship. London: Scala.

Gabriela Siracusano, El poder de los colores: de lo material a lo simbólico en las prácticas culturales andinas: siglos XVI-XVII. Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica de Argentina.

Honorable Mention
Elena Phipps, Johanna Hecht, Cristina Esteras Martin, The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530-1830. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press.

Jaime Caudriello, Las glorias de la república de Tlaxcala: o la conciencia como imagen sublime. Mexico, D.F.: Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas.

Honorable Mentions
Ilona Katzew, Casta Painting: Images of Race in Eighteenth-Century Mexico. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Matthew Looper, Lightning Warrior: Maya Art and Kingship at Quirigua. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Magali Carrera, Imagining Identity in New Spain: Race, Lineage and the Colonial Body in Portraiture and Casta Paintings. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Honorable Mention
Diana DuPont, editor and co-author with Luis-Martín Lozano, Cuauhtémoc Medina, and Eduardo de la Vega Alfaro, Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso. Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Rebecca Stone-Miller, Seeing with New Eyes: Highlights of The Michael C. Carlos Museum Collection of Art of The Ancient Americas. Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Honorable Mentions
Allen Christenson, Art and Society in a Highland Maya Community: The Altarpiece of Santiago Atitlán. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Laura Malosetti Costa, Los primeros modernos. Arte y sociedad en Buenos Aires a fines del siglo XIX. Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica de Argentina, S.A.

Nelly Sigaut, Tatiana Falcón y Javier Vázquez Negrete, José Jaurez, Discursos y recursos del arte de pintar. México: Museo Nacional de Arte.

Andrea Giunta, Vanguardia, internacionalismo, y política:arte Argentino en los años sesenta. Buenos Aires: Paídos Press.

Honorable Mentions
Merideth Paxton, The Cosmos of the Yucatec Maya: Cycles and Steps in the Madrid Codex. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Jacqueline Barnitz, 20th Century Art of Latin America. Austin: University of Texas Press.

Elizabeth Hill Boone, Stories in Red and Black: Pictorial Histories of the Aztecs and Mixtecs. Austin: University of Texas Press.