William MB Berger Prize 2017

Winner 2017 : Sacha Llewellyn

Sacha Llewellyn being presented with the £5000 prize by Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy

Sacha Llewellyn

Winifred Knights 1899–1947

Lund Humphries in association with Dulwich Picture Gallery

ISBN 978-1-848221772 (HB) 978-1-898519348 (PB)
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p208 bw 11 col 165 £40 hb £25 pb

‘There could not be a better example of how to re-establish a reputation that urgently needed it, a triumph of rehabilitation that will open up a whole group of neglected artists for future study and a tradition that has been “written out”.’ ‘Extraordinary research from scratch.’


 

William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2017 Short List


Elizabeth Einberg

William Hogarth: A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings

Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art 

ISBN 9780300221749
hb, pp432, bw 120 col 390 £95

‘Exemplary and much more than a catalogue raisonné, full of imaginative and scholarly interpretation, with new pictures to study and familiar ones to understand anew; countless fresh insights.’ ‘A truly magnificent monument to a life’s work, both of the author and of Hogarth!’


Clare Browne, Glyn Davies and MA Michael, eds, with the assistance of Michaela Zöschg

English Medieval Embroidery: Opus Anglicanum

Yale University Press in association with The Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN 978-0-300222005
hb pp324 bw 100 col 160 £40

‘Stands alone as an outstanding collection of expert contributions to accompany one of the great exhibitions of all time, providing a permanent recreation of the show.’ ‘So much of the exhibition is reproduced and so well, with text and images perfectly balanced.’


James Stourton

Kenneth Clark: Life, Art & Civilisation

William Collins

ISBN 978-0-007493418
h
b pp496 bw 2 col 30 £30

‘A delight; a book that brings out the different sides of Clark’s complex character through the most thorough research and perceptive writing.’ ‘I read it with great pleasure and wanted it to go on and on.’ ‘Sober, entertaining, admirable; without glossing over the personal life, Clark emerges as inspirational, very hard-working, even unexpectedly modest.’


Susan Rather

The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era

Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre

ISBN 978-0-300214611
h
b pp316 bw 80 col 100 £50

‘A highly original and stimulating contribution to our understanding of the period.’ ‘Especially ingenious in its treatment of Benjamin West’s slippery character.’ ‘Paints a picture of an established school that thought of itself as “British” but was ready to move on to being “American”.’


Sacha Llewellyn

Winifred Knights 1899–1947

Lund Humphries in association with Dulwich Picture Gallery

ISBN 978-1-848221772 (HB) 978-1-898519348 (PB)
p
p208 bw 11 col 165 £40 hb £25 pb

‘There could not be a better example of how to re-establish a reputation that urgently needed it, a triumph of rehabilitation that will open up a whole group of neglected artists for future study and a tradition that has been “written out”.’ ‘Extraordinary research from scratch.’


David Fraser Jenkins and Hugh Fowler Wright 

The Art of John Piper

Co-published by Unicorn and Portland Gallery

ISBN 978-1-910787052
h
b pp 500 col 300+ £45

‘Beautifully designed and produced and beautifully written, all you could ever need on Piper, covering his life, his art and aesthetic.’ ‘Evokes the character of his painting in wonderful words with a host of images, a superb celebration of a most distinctive voice.’

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