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On 15th August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Cyprian Broodbank will offer an account of the history of the Mediterranean, based on his masterly, Wolfson History Prize-winning book The Making of the Middle Sea.
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On 22 July at the ICA, London, Thomas Girst discussed his new book 'The Duchamp Dictionary', hailed by Francis Naumann as 'exactly the sort of book Duchamp himself would have enjoyed reading' and by Jeff Koons who says: 'It’s about time that a publication reveals the vastness of Duchamp’s influence and thinking in the 20th and 21st centuries. I have absolute praise for Girst’s achievement with this historic publication.'
T&H was at the Henley Royal Regatta on 4th July. Jack Carlson, author of Rowing Blazers has represented the USA at the World Rowing Championships and will do so again in Amsterdam in August 2014. He raced for Oxford in Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races. In 2013, Jack won all three of the traditional international rowing regattas: the Henley Royal Regatta, the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, and the Head of the Charles Regatta. Jack is an archaeologist by training, and is a Clarendon Scholar at Oxford University.
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The Making of the Middle Sea is one of the two winners of the prestigious Wolfson History Prize. The announcement was made at a reception at Claridge's in London on Monday 2nd June.
The Wolfson History Prize promotes and encourages standards of excellence in the writing of history suitable for the general public. Previous winners have included Mary Beard, David Reynolds, Richard Overy, Antony Beevor, Diarmaid MacCulloch, Ian Kershaw and Andrew Roberts. The winners each receive a prize of £25,000.
On 20th May, at the Tate's Starr Auditorium, art critic, media theorist and philosopher Professor Boris Groys and Dr Anna Lovatt, Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art History at University of Manchester, discussed the work of modernist critic Clement Greenberg and his brilliant student Rosalind Krauss, debating the changing role of the art critic, the continuing potency of the idea of the avant-garde, and the fate of the modernist project in the 21st century.
Chineasy is a huge success ... it is now in its fourth printing and an amazing 12 editions have been sold across the world!
Designs of the Year is the Design Museum's exhibition of the most innovative, interesting and forward-looking design of all kinds. 'Chineasy' has won the second round of voting (8th May 2014) in the public vote this year with an amazing 93% of the vote!
'Chineasy' is a ‘Life-Enhancer of the Year’ – Wallpaper* Design Awards
Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer is the winner of the 2014 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Awards.
The winners were announced at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Gala Ceremony in London. A display of books from the 2014 awards will be shown at Somerset House in London as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition from 1st – 18th May.
Amateur Photographer described Sergio Larrain: Vagabond Photographer as ‘A masterclass in close, intimate shooting that speaks of real connections being formed between photographer and subjects … A deep and absorbing book.’
See the Krazna-Krausz awards site for more details of the awards.
The Bloomsbury Cookbook is proving to be both a critical success and a bestseller. Among the rave reviews, Country Life says 'This is the most endearing and enjoyable book yet about the Bloomsbury Group’ and The Spectator describes it as ‘A novel way to portray that well-known group of friends … witty and erudite … ’.
The 2014 Art Book Prize was awarded to 'Art in Oceania: A New History'. Administered by the Authors’ Club and supported by The Art Newspaper, the Art Book Prize is awarded annually to the best book on art or architecture published in English, anywhere in the world in the past year. The award aims to do for the visual arts what the MAN Booker has done for the novel.
'Amongst extremely tough competition, we awarded this year’s prize to 'Art in Oceania' – a magisterial, nearly encyclopaedic volume on a so far relatively neglected field that is beginning to attract increasing scholarly and popular interest. This one should be on every art lover’s bookshelf.'
For the second year running Louise Thomas has been nominated for the award of the Longman/History Today Historical Picture Researcher of the Year for a Thames & Hudson title. This year her meticulous and thoughtful work on Chinese Lives has brought her to the attention of the judges.
Last year Louise's contribution to Gay Life Stories led to her being shortlisted, surpassed only by the prize-winning work of Pauline Hubner for Thames & Hudson's The Great Builders.
Daniel Schwartz has been awarded the prestigious Hans Erni prize for his book Delta: The Perils, Profits and Politics of Water in South and Southeast Asia. There was a prize giving on 23rd November at the Hans Erni Foundation.
The prize is shared by Andreas Seibert who was one of the photographers contributing to Tales from a Globalizing World edited by Daniel Schwartz.