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MILLARD MEISS PUBLICATION FUND

Background

Millard Meiss Publication Fund

MIT Press received a Meiss grant in fall 2005 to help publish Darby English’s book, How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness (2007)

Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy. Thanks to the generous bequest of the late Prof. Millard Meiss, CAA began awarding these publishing grants in 1975.

Books eligible for a Meiss grant must currently be under contract with a publisher and be on a subject in the arts or art history. The deadlines for the receipt of applications are March 15 and September 15 of each year. Please review the Application Guidelines for complete instructions.

Recent Winners

Fall 2019

Anneka Lenssen, Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting in Syria and the Arab East, University of California Press  

Padma Kaimal, A Balance of Opposites: Reading Material Form at the Kailāsanātha Temple in Kāñcīpuram, University of Washington Press 

Babette Bohn, Women Artists, Their Patrons, and Their Publics in Early Modern Bologna, Penn State University Press 

Elina Gertsman, Nothing is the Matter: Spaces of Absence in Late Medieval Art, Penn State University Press 

Lucy Donkin, Standing on Holy Ground in the Middle Ages, Cornell University Press 

Adrian Anagnost, Spatial Orders, Social Forms: Art and City Space in Modern Brazil, 1928-69, Yale University Press 

Spring 2019

Bajorek, Jennifer, Unfixed: Photography and Decolonial Imagination in West Africa, Duke University Press, 2019. 

Busbea, Larry, The Responsive Environment: Design, Aesthetics, and the Human in the 1970s, University of Minnesota Press, 2019.  

Fozi, Shirin, Romanesque Tomb Effigies: Death and Redemption in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200, Penn State University Press, 2020. 

Guinness, Katherine, Schizogenesis: The Art of Rosemarie Trockel, University of Minnesota Press, 2019.  

Naoi, Nozomi, Beyond the Modern Beauty: Takehisa Yumeji and the New Mediascape of Early Twentieth-Century Japan, University of Washington Press, 2019. 

Newbury, Susanna, Speculations: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles, University of Minnesota Press, 2020.  

Overton, Keelan, Iran and the Deccan: Persianate Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, 1400-1700, Indiana University Press, 2020. 

Schwartz, Vanessa R., Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion, Yale University Press, 2020.  

Sichel, Kim, Making Strange: The Modernist Photobook in France, Yale University Press, 2020. 

Silberstein, Rachel, Embroidered Figures: Fashion and Commerce in Nineteenth-Century China, University of Washington Press, 2020. 

VanDiver, Rebecca, Negotiating Traditions: Loïs Mailou Jones and the Composite Aesthetics of Blackness, Penn State University Press, 2020. 

Zinman, Gregory Austen, Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts, University of California Press, 2020. 

Read a list of all recipients of the Millard Meiss Publication Fund from 1975 to the present. The list is alphabetized by author’s last name and includes book titles and publishers.

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