The William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2015

Short List

The Prize of £5000 will be awarded by Dr Loyd Grossman CBE FSA at a reception in central London on the evening of Monday 7 December 2015

Michael Hall

George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America

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

hb col 200 bw 100 pp352

ISBN 978-0300208023 £50 

‘A life’s work… a huge achievement… identifies Bodley’s voice… shows that he was not just a follower but took the style forward into Modernism’

Ruth Guilding

Owning the Past: Why the English collected Antique Sculpture, 1640–1840

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

hb col 100 bw 200

pp410 ISBN 978-0-300-20819-1 £55 

‘Guilding writes with brio, style and charm… highly informative with unusual illustrations, many of them droll… a most original approach to a well-known subject’

Paul Binski

Gothic Wonder: Art, Artifice and the Decorated Style, 1290-1350

Yale University Press

hb col 175 bw 100 pp448 ISBN 978-0-300-20400-1 £40

‘Binski’s riveting, original account… analyses so well that it was part aesthetics, part technology… how fundamental the style was to the world of Gothic in the most enduring sense’

William L Pressly

James Barry’s Murals at the Royal Society of Arts: Envisioning a New Public Art

Cork University Press hb col 122 bw 3 pp384

ISBN 978-1-78205-108-4 Euro 49

‘Pressly’s detailed and unusual study throws light upon one of the most extraordinary episodes in British and Irish art, and in a marvellous and inspirational way’

Jane Munro

Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

Yale University Press in Association with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

hb col 220 bw 50 pp275

ISBN 978-0-300-20822-1 £40 

‘Loved it… a very rich account of the artist’s “significant other”… many insights into the technology of art, the backroom and how the studio held together and functioned… fascinating illustrations’

Malcolm Baker

The Marble Index: Roubiliac and Sculptural Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Britain 

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

hb col 100 bw 300 pp420

ISBN 978-0-300-20134-6 £50 

‘Crazy title… wonderful book… and we discover where it comes from… Baker shows that sculpture was absolutely central to the period – and this book is now central to our understanding of it ’

Hors concours

Martin Postle, Robin Simon, eds, Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting Yale Center for British Art/Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales/Yale University Press col 280 pp416 ISBN 978-0300203851 £45

Assessors John Wilson (Berger Collection Educational Trust), Robin Simon (The British Art Journal), Andrew Wilton, Rosemary Hill, James Hamilton

Please note Simon Swynfen Jervis and Dudley Dodd, Roman Splendour, English Arcadia… was inadvertently included in this year’s Long List. It will be go forward to next year’s Long List 

Long List

 

 Carolina Brook and Valter Curzi, eds

Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner: British Painting and the Rise of Modernity

Skira Editore

pb pp302 ISBN 978-88-572-2271-4 Euro 40

 

Catherine Jolivette

British Art in the Nuclear Age

Ashgate Publishing

hb col 16 bw 51 pp306 ISBN 978-1-4724-1276-8 £70

 

Simon Martin

Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War

Ashgate Publishing (Lund Humphries for Pallant House Galleries)

hb & pb col 100 bw 45 pp160

ISBN 978-1-84822-175-8 £35

 

Duncan Macmillan

Scotland’s Shrine: The Scottish National War Memorial

Ashgate Publishing (Lund Humphries)

hb col 125 bw 25 pp192

ISBN 978-1-84822-156-7 £40

 

Michael Bird

Lynn Chadwick

Ashgate Publishing (Lund Humphries)

hb col120 bw 40 pp192

ISBN 978-1-84822-135-2 £45

 

Michael Philips

William Blake Apprentice & Master

Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

pb pp272 ISBN 978-1854442888 £30

 

William L Pressly

James Barry’s Murals at the Royal Society of Arts: Envisioning a New Public Art

Cork University Press

hb col 122 bw 3 pp384

ISBN 978-1-78205-108-4 Euro 49

 

Joanna Marschner

Queen Caroline: Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth Century Court

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

hb col 120 bw 40 pp229

ISBN 978-0-300-19777-8 £40

 

Martin Postle, Robin Simon, eds

Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting

Yale Center for British Art/Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales/Yale University Press

hb col 280 pp416 ISBN 978-0300203851 £45

 

Michael Hall

George Frederick Bodley and the Later Gothic Revival in Britain and America

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

hb col 200 bw 100 pp352

ISBN 978-0300208023 £50

 

Roger H Leech

The Town House in Medieval and Early Modern Bristol

English Heritage

hb pp452 ISBN 978-1-84802-053-5 £100 

 

Philippa Lewis

Everyman’s Castle: The story of our cottages, country houses, terraces, flats, semis and bungalows

Francis Lincoln

hb col & bw pp264 978-0-7112-3338-6 £20

 

Ruth Guilding

Owning the Past: Why the English collected Antique Sculpture, 1640–1840

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

hb col 100 bw 200

pp410 ISBN 978-0-300-20819-1 £55

 

Mark Bills

Samuel William Fores, Satirist: Caricatures from the Reform Club

Gainsborough’s House Society

pb col pp112 ISBN 978-0-946511-59-4

 

Sacha Lewellyn & Paul Liss, eds

The Great War as recorded through Fine and Popular Arts

Liss Fine Art

pb col 204 pp239 ISBN 978-09567139-9-5 £25

 

Jill Seddon, Anthony Seddon, Anthony McIntosh

Public Sculpture of Sussex

Liverpool University Press

hb bw 240 pp 340 ISBN 978-178138-125-0 £45

 

James Ayres

Art, Artisans & Apprentices: Apprentice Painters and Sculptures in the Early Modern British Tradition

Oxbow Books

hb 500 col & b&w pp523

ISBN 978-178297-742-1 £45

 

Christopher Newell

John Ruskin: Artist & Observer

Paul Holberton Publishing & National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa

pb col 240 pp376 ISBN 978-1-907372-57-5 £37.50

 

Eric Fernie

Romanesque Architecture

Yale University Press

hb col 120 bw 269 pp400 ISBN 978-0-300-203547 £55

 

Elizabeth Goldring

Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art. Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth I

Yale University Press

col 100 bw 11 pp380 ISBN 9780300192247 £40

 

David Boyd Haycock

Paul Nash Watercolours 1910–1946. Another Life, Another World

Piano Nobile Publications Ltd

hb pp90 ISBN 978-1-90119-237-7 £30

 

Francisco Javier Rodriguez Barberan

Richard Ford Viajes por Espana (1830–1833)

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

203 col pp324 ISBN 978-84-96406-31-5

 

Desmond Shawe-Taylor, ed

The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714–1760

Royal collection Trust

hb col over 480 pp496

ISBN 978-1-90568-679-7 £29.95

 

Jannette Kerr & Christiana Payne

The Power of the Sea, Making Waves in British Art 1790–2014

Sansom & Co

pb col 50 pp160 ISBN 978-1-908326-57-7 £25

 

Martina Droth, Jason Edwards, Michael Hatt

Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention 1837–1901

Yale Center for British Art/Tate Britain

hb col 303 pp448 ISBN 978-0-300-20803-0 £50

 

Ian Warrell

Turner’s Sketchbooks

Tate Publishing

hb pp240 ISBN 978-1849762953 £25.99

 

Gareth Cordery & Joseph S Meisel

The Humours of Parliament: Harry Furniss’s View of Late Victorian Political Culture (Studies in Comics and Cartoons)

The Ohio State University Press

hb pp326 ISBN 978-0-8142-1253-0 $89.95

 

Thomas Crow

The Long March of Pop: Art, Music & Design 1930–1995

Yale University Press

hb col 160 bw 40 pp412 ISBN 978-0-300-203974 £25

 

Elisabeth Fairman

Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower: Artists’ Books and the Natural World

Yale University Press

hb col/bw 250 pp224 ISBN 978-0-300-204247 £40

 

Jane Munro

Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

Yale University Press in Association with the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

hb col 220 bw 50 pp275

ISBN 978-0-300-20822-1 £40 

 

Paul Binski

Gothic Wonder: Art, Artifice and the Decorated Style, 1290-1350

Yale University Press

hb col 175 bw 100 pp448 ISBN 978-0-300-20400-1 £40

 

Andrea Korda

Printing & Painting the News in Victorian London

Ashgate Publishing

hb bw 60 pp218 ISBN 978-1-47243-298-8 £60

 

Mark Hallett

Joshua Reynolds: Portraiture in Action

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

hb col 350 bw 10 pp464

ISBN 978-0-300-19697-9 £50

 

John Morrison

Painting Labour in Scotland and Europe 1850–1900

Ashgate Publishing

hb col 20 bw 50 pp228 ISBN 978-1-4724-1519-6 £54

 

Malcolm Baker

The Marble Index: Roubiliac and Sculptural Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Britain

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

hb col 100 bw 300 pp420

ISBN 978-0-300-20134-6 £50

 

Emily M Weeks

Cultures Crossed: John Frederick Lewis and the Art of Orientalism

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

hb col 80 bw 100 pp249

ISBN 978-0-300-20816-0 £40

 

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