Congratulations to three award-winning YUP titles

The announcement came out this week that three Yale Press titles won awards. Two of them, The Arts in Latin America and Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War, will share the Eleanor Tufts Book Award of the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies

The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820: Joseph J. Rishel, with Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt The Arts in Latin America by Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt and Joseph Rishel was “selected for the strength of its scholarship, the breadth of its coverage, and the beauty of its presentation.” This book is a magnificent survey of the rich and varied arts in Latin America from 1492 to the end of the colonial era.

Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War: Robin Adele Greeley Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War by Robin Adèle Greeley was chosen “for the quality of its scholarship, its excellent production as book, and its thoughtful consideration of an under-studied aspect of art history.”

This book scrutinizes a wide range of artistic responses to the Spanish Civil War to illuminate the relation between art and politics during a period of social crisis. Through the works of Miró, Dalí, Caballero, Masson, and Picasso the author investigates how Surrealism served to bridge the divide between political thought and political act.

Angelica Kauffman: Art and Sensibility: Angela RosenthalThe third book to win an award is Angela Rosenthal’s Angelica Kauffman. It won this year’s book prize in the pre-1800 category from the Historians of British Art.

This major new study of one of the most internationally celebrated artists of the 18th century considers the artist’s pictorial strategies, significant contributions to portraiture, and role as a woman in shaping European visual culture.

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