PRESS Release for the CICA Book and Journalism Awards 2017
5 September 2017
CICA Book and Journalism 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:
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:
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
Artemel, A.J.P.; LeStourgeon, Russel; de la Selle, Violette (eds.)
Perspecta # 49, The Yale Architectural Journal, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2016
And the essay:
in: The Architectural Review AR, June 2016
The following books received a Special Mention, as compilations of significant architectural essays:
Architecture and Nature
Romano Guerra Editora and Nhamerica Platform, São Paulo 2016
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)
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