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Past Winners

Below is a list of all past recipients of the Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant. The program supports book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, visual studies, and related subjects. For this grant program, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. 


Anni Albers, On Weaving, translation from English to French, Les Presses du Réel

Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Black Bodies, White Gold: Art, Cotton and Commerce in the Atlantic World, Duke University Press

François Brunet, La naissance de l’idée de photographie [The Birth of the Idea of Photography], translation from French into English, Ryerson Image Center

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era, translation in Korean, Youlhwadang Press

Eddie Chambers, ed., The Routledge Companion to African American Art History, Taylor & Francis

Julia Drost, ed., Networks, Museums and Collections. Surrealism in the U.S., translation from French to English, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris

Natilee Harren, Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples and the Eternal Network, University of Chicago Press

Elaine de Larminat, Houses and Homes. Photographier la maison américaine, Le Point du Jour

Jody Patterson, Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in New Deal New York, Yale University Press

Laurence Schmidlin, La spatialisation du dessin dans l'art américain des années 1960 et 1970, Les Presses du Réel


Benoît Buquet, Graphics: Art and design graphique aux États-Unis dans les anées 1960 et 1970, Les Presses Universitaires François-Rabelais

Judy Chicago, Through the Flower—My Struggle as a Woman Artist, translated into French by Sophie Taam, Les Presses du Réel

Patricia Hills, Modern Art in the USA: Issues and Controversies of the 20th Century, translated into Chinese by Qiao Hu, Jiangsu Phoenix Fine Arts Publishing

Frank Mehring, Riding the Tidal Wave of Modernism: (Trans)National Approaches to the Artwork of Winold Reiss, Deutscher Kunstverlag

Tanya Sheehan, Study in Black and White: Race, Photography, Humor, Pennsylvania State University Press

Gloria Sutton, Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome: An Experience Machine, translated into French. Preface by Philippe-Alain Michaud. Éditions B2

L. H. Wells, Weaving Modernism: Postwar Tapestry Between Paris and New York, Yale University Press


Philippe Artières, Attica, USA, 1971, Le Point du Jour

Emily Burns, Transnational Frontiers: The Visual Culture of the American West in the French Imagination, 1867-1914, University of Oklahoma Press

Sophie Cras, The Artist as Economist: Art and Capitalism in the 1960s, Yale University Press

Kenji Kajiya, Formless Modernism: Color Field Painting and 20th-Century American Culture, University of Tokyo Press

Kate Lemay, Triumph of the Dead: The American War Cemeteries in France, University of Alabama Press

ShiPu Wang, The Other American Moderns, Pennsylvania State University Press


Jean-Pierre Criqui and Céline Flécheux, eds., Robert Smithson. Mémoire et entropie, Les presses du réel

Erika Doss, Twentieth-Century American Art, translated into Armenian by Vardan Azatyan, Eiva Arts Foundation

Eva Ehninger and Antje Krause-Wahl, eds., In Terms of Painting (Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2016)

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal, translated into French by Karine Douplitzky, Éditions des archives contemporaines

Rockwell Kent, Voyaging Southward from the Strait of Magellan, translated into Spanish and edited by Fielding D. Dupuy, Amarí Peliowski, and Catalina Valdés, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Chile) and Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Will Norman, Transatlantic Aliens: Modernism, Exile and Culture in Midcentury America (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)

Annika Öhrner, ed., Art in Transfer in the Era of Pop: Curatorial Practices and Transnational Strategies (Huddinge: Södertörn University, 2017)

Joshua Shannon, The Recording Machine: Art and Fact during the Cold War, Yale University Press

Fred Turner, Le cercle démocratique: Le design multimédia de la Seconde Guerre mondiale aux années pyschédéliques, trans. Anne Lemoine (Caen: C & F Éditions, 2016)


Celeste-Marie Bernier, Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015)

René Brimo, The Evolution of Taste in American Collecting, trans. and ed. Kenneth Haltman (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017)

J. B. Jackson, Habiter l’ouest (A Sense of Place, A Sense of Time), Wildproject Editions

David Lubin, Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)

Frank Mehring, The Mexico Diary: Winold Reiss between Vogue Mexico and Harlem Renaissance (Trier, Germany, and Tempe, AZ: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier and Bilingual Press, 2016)

Jennifer Mundy, Man Ray: Writings on Art (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2016)

The Seth Siegelaub Source Book, Walther König

Hélène Valance, Nuits américaines: L’art du nocturne aux États-Unis, 1890–1917 (Paris: Presses de l’université Paris-Sorbonne, 2015)