Award Winning Books: Art and Photography

The Black Female Body

A Photographic History

Deborah Willis and Carla Williams

Finalist for the Publishers Marketing Association's Ben Franklin Award, Reference Category, 2003
Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2002
National Gold Ink Bronze Award, 2002

Recovering a photographic legacy

240 pages | 9 x 12 | 26 color illustrations, 185 duotones


Envisioning Emancipation

Black Americans and the End of Slavery

Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Non-Fiction, 2014
One of the Top 25 Outstanding Academic Titles, Choice, 2013

What freedom looked like for black Americans in the Civil War era

240 pages | 7 x 10 | 150 halftones



The Video Data Bank Catalog of Video Art and Artist Interviews

Edited by Kate Horsfield and Lucas Hilderbrand

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2006

Historic documentation of the development of art-based, activist, and alternative media in the U.S.

360 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 325 halftones


Loving Orphaned Space

The Art and Science of Belonging to Earth

Mrill Ingram

2022 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Prize, American Association of Geographers

Providing a new vision for the ignored and abused spaces around us

194 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 24 color photos, 2 halftones, 5 maps


The Magic of Children's Gardens

Inspiring Through Creative Design

Lolly Tai

Merit Award from the PA/DE American Society of Landscape Architects, 2017

An exploration of the purpose, beauty, and benefits of creating children’s outdoor environments in public gardens

376 pages | 8 x 10 | 697 color photos, 27 tables


Monument Lab

Creative Speculations for Philadelphia

Edited by Paul M. Farber and Ken Lum

Preservation Education Award from the Preservation Alliance, 2021
Selected in the trade illustrated category for the 2020 AUPresses Book, Jacket, & Journal Show

A living handbook for vital perspectives on public art and history

336 pages | 6.75 x 9.375 | 160 color photos, 82 halftones


More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

Jane Golden, Robin Rice and Natalie Pompilio, photographs by David Graham and Jack Ramsdale

Second prize winner of 2006 UCF Jane Jacobs Publication Award

The sequel to the bestselling story of the largest public art program in the nation

160 pages | 9 x 11 | 114 color illustrations


No Easy Walk

Newark, 1980-1993

Helen M. Stummer

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1995

A vivid portrayal of an American urban neighborhood

160 pages | 7 x 10 | 56 halftones


Painting Publics

Transnational Legal Graffiti Scenes as Spaces for Encounter

Caitlin Frances Bruce

Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Foundation Book Award, 2019

Argues that public art generates spaces for encounter as well as places and moments that can reenergize the felt sense of possibility in urban spaces

276 pages | 6 x 9 | 54 color photos


Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

Jane Golden, Robin Rice, and Monica Yant Kinney

Athenæum of Philadelphia’s Literary Award, 2004

The most important public art program in the United States

160 pages | 9 x 11



France Meets Philadelphia

Lynn Miller and Therese Dolan

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia 2020 Art and Architecture Literary Award

Chronicling the French presence and impact on Philadelphia through its art and artists, as well as through the city’s political and social culture

416 pages | 7 x 10 | 169 color photos, 2 halftones, 1 map


Still Philadelphia

A Photographic History, 1890-1940

Fredric M. Miller, Allen F. Davis, and Morris Vogel

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1984

Photographic memories of Philadelphia, volume 1

312 pages | 8 x 10 | 282 halftones