Last week we enjoyed selling books and meeting authors at the 2014 annual meeting of the College Art Association in Chicago. We were glad our staff got out of Durham in time to miss the huge snowstorm that closed the university for three days. For once the weather may have been worse here than in Chicago!
We were thrilled to congratulate T. J. Demos on his winning of the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism. The awards committee said that his book The Migrant Image "eloquently analyzes contemporary art that engages the current political reality of continual humanitarian crises while maintaining an open-ended appeal to the imagination."
It was also exciting to participate in the launch of the Art HIstory Publication Initiative's new website. The AHPI is a partnership of university presses whose mission is to help bring art history publishing into the digital age by tackling some of the obstacles that have made it difficult for scholars and publishers to take advantage of evolving digital technologies. Editorial Director Ken Wissoker took part in the "Getting Published in the Digital Age" panel with other AHPI members.
Our first book produced with funds from the AHPI is Hannah Feldman's From a Nation Torn. Here she is with her brand new book.
Here are a few other authors posing with their books.
Richard J. Powell, who curated the new exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, and edited the catalog, which we distribute. The show is currently at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and will travel to LA County Museum of Art, the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
William Marotti, author of Money, Trains, and Guillotines.
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, author of Seeing the Unspeakable.
John P. Bowles, author of Adrian Piper.