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CICA Book Awards 2008: Short List

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ICA (International Committee of Architectural Critics) presents its shortlist of
titles for the 2008 Book, Journal and Catalogue Awards.
The award winners will be announced at the Plenary Session at the UIA World
Congress in Turin (28 June – 3 July) 2008 and at the CICA Seminar on June 30
in the Sala Londra of the Lingotto Building, Turin. The awards fall into the
following three categories:

CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2008

Larry Busbea, Topologies: The Urban Utopia in France, 1960-1970,
MIT Press, Cambridge 2007

Murray Fraser with Joe Kerr, Architecture and the ‘Special Relationship’: The
American Influence on Post-War British Architecture,
Routledge, London and New York, 2007

Sanford Kwinter, Far from Equilibrium: Essays on Technology and Design
Culture, ACTAR Barcelona 2007

Simon Sadler, Archigram: Architecture without Architecture,
MIT Press, Cambridge 2005

Hugo Segawa ,Arquitectura latinoamericana contemporanea,
Gilli, Barcelona 2005

Shortlist of Commended Titles

Ken Yeang, Ecodesig: A Manual for Ecological Design,
Wiley-Academy UK 2006

Documentos de Arquitectura Moderna en América Latine 1950-1965, 3
volumes. Barcelona 2004, 2005, 2006

CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Awards 2008

Kazi K Ashraf, Sunil Khilnani, Prem Chandavarkar, et al, in ‘Made in India’
Architectural Design, Vol.77, No 6, 2007, Wiley, London

Ross Jenner, The Politics and Enchantment of Interpenetration: Albini and
Terragni via Benjamin in Andrew Benjamin, Charles Rice (Eds) ‘Walter
Benjamin and Architecture’, Special issue of The Journal of Architecture,
Vol.12, No.5, Nov 2007 pp. 499-524

Shortlist of Commended Titles

‘The Montevideo Seminars: Spaces for collective reflection and proposals
through the projects’. Universidad de la Republica, 2007

Eduardo Luis Rodriguez, The Sinuous Path of the Modern Movement in the
Caribbean Islands, The Modern Movement in the Caribbean Islands,
DOCOMOMO International Journal No.33, Paris, September 2005 pp.5-8

CICA Julius Posener Catalogue Award 2008

Roger Conover, Eda Čufer, Peter Weibel Caglar Keyder, ‘Istanbul’
In Call me ISTANBUL ist mein Nam: Kunst und urbane visionen einer
Metapolis (Eds) 2004
pp 27-31, Recipe for an Exhibition: Notes from the Curatorial Unconscious (in

Henry Vicente (Ed) ‘Arquitecturas desplazadas. Arquitecturas del exilio
espanol’, May 2007

This year’s international jury included:
Prof. Joseph Rykwert, President CICA (UK/USA), 
Prof. Louise Noelle Gras, CICA Director (Mexico), 
Prof. Dr. Manuel Cuadra, CICA Director (Germany),
Francois Chaslin, CICA Director (France)*, 
Prof. Dennis Sharp, Chair CICA (UK)

* Indisposed


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