The International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA) recently announced its shortlist of titles for the 2020 Dennis Sharp CICA Awards. Among the seven candidates in the Bruno Zevi Book Award category are two book by Harvard Graduate School of Design faculty members.
Baku: Oil and Urbanism (Park Books, Zurich 2019) by Eve Blau, adjunct professor of the history and theory of urban form and design and director of research, and Ivan Rupnik delivers an architectural study of the relationship between oil and urbanism with the Azerbaijan capital of Baku as focus. Learn more from the article “Further Reading: Eve Blau’s Baku: Oil and Urbanism.”
On Accident: Episodes in Architecture and Landscape (MIT Press, Cambridge 2018) by Edward Eigen, senior lecturer in the history of landscape and architecture, presents a series of essays on phenomena that fall outside the canon. It is the winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles award for 2018.
The Bruno Zevi CICA Book Award recognizes published books on architectural criticism, theory, and history.