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CICA Book and Journal
International Committee of Architectural Critics announce the winning
entries for the CICA Awards 2005.
Bruno Zevi CICA Book Award 2005
Vesely, Dalibor: Architecture in the Age of
(MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2004)
The product of a lifetime’s work and thought Dr Vesely’s intense,
scholarly and didactic study is a major contribution to architectural
theory, history and criticism.
Steinmann, Martin: Forme forte: Ecrits/Schriften
(Birkhäuser, Basel, 2003; edited by Jacques
Lucan & Bruno Marchand)
A compilation of articles and essays in French and German from the
distinguished professor at the ETH Lausanne who for a number of years
was editor of Archithèse, Zurich. The volume covers many aspects of
recent architecture in Switzerland and some sharp criticism of
Pierre Vago CICA Award 2005
Architectural Review. London Vol CCXVII No1297, March 2005 Special
Issue: ‘Davey Reflects’
The CICA Pierre Vago magazine award goes this year to the Architectural
Review’s dedicated issue to its former distinguished editor, Peter Davey.
A microcosm of tendencies, styles and attitudes covering three decades
shows Davey’s wide understanding of national and international concerns
in architecture. It provides many examples of his robust writing style
and highly perceptive and constructive critical attitude.
Metalocus. Madrid, Spain Nos 11-16, 2003-5
An enterprising small format international magazine venture. It features
a lively colourful content raising controversy, dispute and envy as well
as admiration for the editor’s selective ingenuity and passion.
Julius Posener CICA Exhibition Catalogue Award 2005
Bednarek, Nicola (Ed): Cruelty and Utopia: Cities and Landscapes of
(Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2003)
Cruauté & utopie, villes et paysage d’Amérique latine was first
published in French by the International Centre for Urbanism,
Architecture and Landscape, Brussels, 2003. This splendidly produced
English translation of the original French language exhibition catalogue
by Jean-François Lejeune has been edited for the Princeton Architectural
Press, New York. A diverse collection of well illustrated essays it
explores the unique history of Latin American metropolis. Contrasting
the master works of architects such as Barragán, Costa and Villanueva
with the ‘cruel beauty’ of the favelas.
Scalbert, Iréneé: A Right to Difference: The Architecture of Jean
(AA, London 2004)
This comprehensive and original catalogue on the housing work of French
architect Jean Renaudie accompanied a fine exhibition of his work at the
Architectural Association, London in 2004. It is supported by a
perceptive critical essay by the curator.
Chairman’s Special CICA Book
Weber, Heidi: Le Corbusier: The Graphic Work
(Birkhäuser, Basel 2004 (2nd Revised Edition) ISBN 3-7643-7225-7)
One of Le Corbusier’s (1887-1965) last works was the design of the
‘Centre Le Corbusier – Museum Heidi Weber’ in Zurich (dedicated in
1967). The centre houses a unique collection of Le Corbusier’s
paintings, drawings, sculptures and publications. Ms Weber had begun
collecting, exhibiting and selling Le Corbusier’s paintings and drawings
during the last years of his life and published beautifully produced
limited editions. Birkhäuser have recently reissued further limited
editions of these exceptionally fine books keeping alive the extensive
artistic oeuvre of Le Corbusier.
CICA Awards 2005
Dennis Sharp (Jury Chairman)
11 July 2005