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PRESS Release

5 September 2017


CICA AWARDS 2017: WINNERS

The International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) presents the winners of the 2017 Book, Exhibition Catalogue and Journalism Awards, as they were announced at the CICA Symposium held within the UIA World Congress Seoul 2017 on 4 September 2017.

CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2017

The jury unanimously agreed to give the CICA Bruno Zevi Book Award 2017 to the title:

Abel, Chris:
The Extended Self – Architecture, Memes and Minds
,
Manchester University Press, Manchester 2015.

Special Mention for the Excellence of the second edition:

Curtis, William J.R.:
Le Corbusier – Ideas and Forms, Phaidon, London 2015.

The following titles were commended:

Tavares, André:
The Anatomy of the Architectural Book,
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Lars Müller Publishers, Zürich 2016.

Xue, Charlie Q.L.:
Hong Kong Architecture 1945-2015 – From Colonial to Global,
Springer, Singapore 2016.


CICA Julius Posener Exhibition Catalogue Award 2017


The CICA Julius Posener Exhibition Catalogue Award 2017 has been assigned to:


Hoidn, Barbara (ed.):
Demo: Polis – The Right to Public Space,
Akademie der Künste – Berlin, The University of Texas at Austin – School of Architecture, Park Books, Zürich 2016.

The following title was commended:

Sequeira, Marta; Rato, Susana (eds.):
Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon,
Dafne Editora, Porto 2015.



CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award 2017

The CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award 2017 has been assigned ex- aequo to the journal:

Artemel, A.J.P.; LeStourgeon, Russel; de la Selle, Violette (eds.):
Quote*,
Perspecta # 49, The Yale Architectural Journal, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2016.

and to the essay:

Waern, Rasmus:
Outrage,
in: The Architectural Review AR, June 2016.

The following books received a Special Mention, as compilations of significant architectural essays:

Guerra, Abilio:
Architecture and Nature,
Romano Guerra Editora and Nhamerica Platform, São Paulo 2016.

O'Toole, Shane:
One Hundred & One Hosannas for Architecture,
Gandon Editions, Dublin 2017.


The International Jury:
Joseph Rykwert (USA/UK)
Manuel Cuadra (Germany)
Sengül Gür (Turkey)
Xiangning Li (China)
Louise Noelle (Mexico)



On CICA


The International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA has, since it was established in Mexico City in 1978, been closely associated with the World Congresses of the International Union of Architects.

The inaugural meeting of CICA was held in the Joan Miró Foundation in July 1979 when Prof. Bruno Zevi (Rome) was elected the first CICA President with Jorge Glusberg (Argentina), Julius Posener (Germany), Dennis Sharp (UK) and Pierre Vago (France) as Directors.

The current President is Joseph Rykwert and CICA Board Members are François Chaslin (F), Manuel Cuadra (Germany), Louise Noelle Gras (Mexico), Süha Özkan (Turkey), and Yasmin Shariff (UK).

CICA has held critical sessions since, in Warsaw, Cairo, Brighton, Rome, Vienna, Sydney, Barcelona, Istanbul, Paris, New York, London, Gelsen kirchen, Beijing, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Kuwait, Vancouver, Torino, Tokyo, and Durban.


Seoul, September 2017

 

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Joseph Rykwert
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Louise Noelle Gras
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Manuel Cuadra
Secretary General
François Chaslin
Manuel Cuadra
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