Past Recipients

Spiro Kostof Book Award Recipients

2021  Zachary J. Violette, The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2019)
2020 Samia Henni, Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria (Zurich: ETH/gta Verlage, 2017)
2020 Pamela O. Long, Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018)
2019  Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) 
2018  John North Hopkins, The Genesis of Roman Architecture (Yale University Press, 2016) 
2018  Honorable Mention: Michele Lamprakos, Building a World Heritage City: Sanaa, Yemen (Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2015)
2017  Marta Gutman, A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850–1950 (The University of Chicago Press, 2014) 
Sarah Lynn Lopez, The Remittance Landscape: Spaces of Migration in Rural Mexico and Urban USA (The University of Chicago Press, 2015) 
2016  Kenny Cupers, The Social Project: Housing Postwar France (University of Minnesota Press, 2014)
2016  Honorable Mention: Christine Stevenson, The City and the King: Architecture and Politics in Restoration London (Yale University Press, 2013)
2015 Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, I Speak of the City: Mexico City at the Turn of the Twentieth Century (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)
2015 Honorable Mention: Andrew Friedman, Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia (University of California Press, 2013)
2014 Christopher Klemek, The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal: Postwar Urbanism from New York to Berlin (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011)
2013 Sheila R. Crane, Mediterranean Crossroads: Marseille and Modern Architecture (University of Minnesota Press, 2011)
2012 Katherine Wentworth Rinne, The Waters of Rome:Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City (Yale University Press, 2010)
2012  Honorable Mention: Samuel Zipp, Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York (Oxford University Press, 2010) 
2011 Dell Upton, Another City: Urban Life and Urban Spaces in the New American Republic (Yale University Press, 2008)
2011 Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, Constantinopolis / Istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Capital (Penn State University Press, 2009)
2010 Zeynep Celik, Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-0ttoman Encounters, 1830-1914 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008)
2009 Sandy Isenstadt, The Modern American House: Spaciousness and Middle Class Identity (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006)
2008 Peter Draper, The Formation of English Gothic: Architecture and Identity (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006)
2007 Maurie D. McInnis, The Politics of Taste in Antebellum Charleston (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005)
2006 Mark Crinson, Modern Architecture and the End of Empire (Burlington: Ashgate, 2003)
2006 Heghnar Z. Watenpaugh, The Image of an Ottoman City: Imperial Architecture and Urban Experience in Aleppo in the 16th and 17th Centuries (Boston: Koninklijke Brill, 2004)
2005 Thomas J. Campanella, Republic of Shade: New England and the American Elm (Yale University Press, 2003)
2005 Jon A. Peterson, The Birth of City Planning in the United States, 1840-1917 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003)
2004 Susan E. Alcock, Archaeologies of the Greek Past, Landscapes, Monuments, and Memories (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002)
2003 Matthew Gandy, Concrete and Clay: Reworking Nature in New York City (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002)
2003 Mario Carpo, Architecture in the Age of Printing (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001)
2002 Frank Salmon, Building on Ruins: The Rediscovery of Rome and English Architecture (Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2001)
2001 Max Page, The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000)
2000 Eve Blau, The Architecture of Red Vienna 1919-1934 (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1999)
1999 Richard Longstreth, City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1997)
1999 Nancy Stieber, Housing Design and Society in Amsterdam: Reconfiguring Urban Order and Identity, 1900-1920 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)
1998 Robert Bruegmann, The Architects and the City (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997)
1998 Gregory Hise, Magnetic Los Angeles (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1997)
1997 Robin Evans, The Projective Cast: Architecture and Its Three Geometries (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995)
1997 Deborah Dwork and Robert Jan van Pelt, Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1996)
1996 Gulru Necipoglu, The Topkapi Scroll - Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture (Santa Monica: The Getty Center, 1995)
1995 Katherine Fischer Taylor, In the Theatre of Criminal Justice: The Palais de Justice in Second Empire Paris (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993)
1994 Lawrence J. Vale, Architecture, Power and National Identity (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992)

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