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April Newsletter 2013

by SAH News | May 09, 2013

 
2013 Volume LVII, No. 4 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
 
2013 SAH Fellows Announced at Annual Conference in Buffalo
At the 66th Annual Awards Ceremony, the Board of Directors named as Fellows of the Society of Architectural Historians the following individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field: Nancy Stieber, Frank Kowsky, Barbara Miller Lane, and Jack Quinan. Their contributions include scholarship, service to SAH, and stewardship of the built environment. Read the full citations of the 2013 SAH Fellows.
   
2013 SAH Publication Award Winners Announced
Every year the Society presents six awards to honor the most distinguished publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation, and architectural exhibition catalogs that have been published in the previous two years. SAH also presents the Founders' Award for the best JSAH article written by an emerging scholar in the previous two years.
   
Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award
Jean-Louis Cohen, Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War, Canadian Centre for Architecture/ Éditions Hazan, 2011

Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award - Honorable Mention

Heather Hyde Minor, The Culture of Architecture in Enlightenment Rome, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010

Philip Johnson Exhibition Catalogue Award

Anthony Vidler, James Frazer Stirling, Notes from the Archive, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press, 2010

Antoinette Forrester Downing Award

Daniel Bluestone, Buildings, Landscapes, and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation, W.W. Norton & Company Press, 2011

Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book Award

David H. Haney, When Modern Was Green: Life and work of landscape architect Leberecht Migge, Routledge, 2010

Spiro Kostof Book Award

Sheila Crane, Mediterranean Crossroads: Marseille and Modern Architecture, University of Minnesota Press, 2011

Founders' JSAH Article Award

Kathryn E. O’Rourke, “Guardians of Their Own Health: Tuberculosis, Rationalism, and Reform in Modern Mexico,” JSAH, Volume 71, Number 1, March 2012

Read more about the SAH Publication Awards
   
 
SAH Call for Papers for 67th Conference in Austin, TX
The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 67th Annual Conference in Austin, TX, April 9-13, 2014. Please submit abstracts no later than June 1st for one of the 30 thematic sessions or for the open sessions. Sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; members of partner organizations; and graduate students. Read More.  
   
Announcing BUS Texas
The latest in the Buildings of the United States Series, Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, is now available online through the UVA Press. Read More.  
   
Hashim Sarkis Lecture on Geo-Architecture
Hashim Sarkis, Harvard GSD, will speak on "Geo-Architecture" on April 17, 6pm, at IIT. This lecture is part of the Chicago Expander at Archeworks program directed by Iker Gil and Antonio Petrov and is co-sponsored by SAH. Read More.
   
  SAH Blog: Two Perspectives on Preservation

The two latest blog posts describe the contrasting stories of two Neutra & Alexander buildings. Richard Longstreth's The Loss of a Major Monument at Gettysburg writes on the demolition of the Gettysburg Cyclorama and Barbara Lamprecht's Former U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Saved as Heritage Building writes on the successful fight to save the former U.S. Embassy in Karachi, Pakistan. 

SAH Blog: Why the Humanities Matter
In his post Why the Humanities Matter, Kostis Kourelis poses the question of how SAH will address the financial crisis confronting the humanities and what direction architectural history should take to stay relevant. Leave your thoughts in the comments!
 
   
Symposium: Michigan Modern
Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America is a symposium hosted at Cranbrook Education Community, Blomfield Hills, from June 13-16. This event will explore how Michigan designers and architects met the challenge of a new century with innovative design and new methods and materials. Read More. 
 
Gifts to SAH Archipedia and Buildings of the United States Publications
In the last year, SAH has received a number of grants for SAH Archipedia and three volumes of the Buildings of the United States series, Buildings of Texas Volume I (2013), Volume II (2016), Buildings of Hawaii (2011), and Buildings of North Dakota (2014). Read More.
 
SAH/Mellon Author Award - Deadline June 1
The SAH/Mellon Author Award is now receiving applications. The award is a temporary measure to provide financial relief to early-career scholars who are publishing monographs on architectural history and the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images in their publications. The deadline is June 1, 2013. 
 
Members in the News
David Van Zanten curates Exhibit at Block Museum of Art
Exhibit on Joseph Ramee with Exhibition Catalog by Paul Turner
Obituary: Christian F. Otto (1940-2013)
 
SAH April Booklist
Read the April Booklist and April Exhibition Catalog List of recently published architecture books and related works. The booklist and exhibition catalog booklist are selected by Barbara Opar, Architecture Librarian, Syracuse University Library.