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Recipients of CAA’s Meiss and Wyeth Publications Grants

posted by Christopher Howard — Dec 05, 2011

CAA has awarded grants to the publishers of thirteen books in art history and visual culture through two programs: the Millard Meiss Publication Fund and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant.

Meiss Grants Winners

This fall, CAA awarded grants to the publishers of eight books in art history and visual culture through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA gives these grants to support the publication of scholarly books in art history and related fields.

The eight grantees for fall 2011 are:

  • Esra Akcan, Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey, and the Modern House, Duke University Press
  • Helen Hills, The Matter of Miracles: Forms of Holiness in Baroque Naples, Manchester University Press
  • Paul B. Jaskot, The Nazi Perpetrator and Postwar German Art, University of Minnesota Press
  • Jacqueline Jung, The Gothic Screen: Sculpture, Space, and the Community in the Cathedrals of France and Germany, 1200–1400, Cambridge University Press
  • Jinah Kim, Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia, University of California Press
  • Mary Quinlan-McGrath, Influences—From the Orb of the Universe to the Orb of the Eye: Astrology and Art in the Italian Renaissance, University of Chicago Press
  • Hanna Rose Shell, Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Animal Skin, and the Media of Reconnaissance, Zone Books
  • Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Northwest Coast Native Art: The History of an Idea, University of British Columbia Press

Books eligible for Meiss grants must already be under contract with a publisher and on a subject in the visual arts or art history. Authors must be current CAA members. Please review the application guidelines for more information. The deadline for the spring 2012 grant cycle is March 1, 2012.

Wyeth Grant Winners

CAA is pleased to announce five recipients of the annual Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant. Thanks to a second generous three-year grant from the Wyeth Foundation, these awards are given annually to publishers to support the publication of one or more book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects.

Receiving 2011 grants are:

  • Amanda Carlson and Robin Poynor, Africa in Florida: 500 Years of African Presence in the Sunshine State, University Press of Florida
  • Mary Coffey, Mexican Muralism and the “Philanthropic Ogre”: How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture, Duke University Press
  • Mónica Domínguez Torres, Military Ethos and Visual Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico, Ashgate
  • Tatiana Flores, From Estridentismo to ¡30-30!: The Historical Avant-Gardes of Post-Revolutionary Mexico, Yale University Press
  • Sue Rainey, Harry Fenn’s Career in Art: Creating a World on Paper, University of Massachusetts Press

For the purpose of this program, “American art” is defined as art created in the United States, Canada, and Mexico prior to 1970. Books eligible for a Wyeth grant must already be under contract with a publisher. Authors must be current CAA members. Please review the application guidelines for more information. The deadline for the 2012 grant cycle is October 1, 2012.