October 2015 | Rebecca Rego Barry

The Alice Award Winner

OPENROAD_render_cover copy.jpgLast week the Furthermore organization announced that this year's winner of The Alice Award is David Campany's The Open Road: Photography & The American Road Trip, published by Aperture. The Alice is an annual prize for illustrated books that puts the emphasis on "The book as book, which is a work of art in itself," as Furthermore's founder and president Joan K. Davidson said in a recent interview with us. "When you look around at book prizes, they mostly go to the contents of the book," she said. "We do that, too, of course, but we consider the quality of the total book. All aspects of it have to be excellent--the idea, the editing, the design, the production."

Candidates for the $25,000 prize are selected from Furthermore grant recipients by a panel of jurors. This year's shortlist included Coney Island Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut); Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit (Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, Michigan); One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature (Grolier Club, New York City); and A Portrait of Britain (National Portrait Gallery, London).

Read the full text of our article about The Alice and Furthermore here.

Image Courtesy of Aperture.