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
CICA Bruno Zevi Book
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
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
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
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 the journal:
Artemel, A.J.P.; LeStourgeon, Russel; de la Selle, Violette
Perspecta # 49, The Yale Architectural Journal, MIT Press,
Cambridge, MA 2016.
and to 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
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
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
des Critiques d'Architecture
International Committee of Architectural Critics
Joseph Rykwert President
Louise Noelle Gras Chair
Manuel Cuadra Secretary General
Louise Noelle Gras