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June 2016 News, Reviews, and Events


Niccole Coggins staff news photo

We are pleased to announce that Niccole Leilanionapae‘āina Coggins has joined us as the 2016-2017 Mellon University Press Diversity Fellow, effective June 1. Niccole comes to us from the department of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Please welcome Niccole to the Press!

Congratulations to artist, author, and University of Washington alumna Barbara Earl Thomas, recently awarded the 2016 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award from Artist Trust, and a nominee for a 2016 Stranger Genius Award in visual arts. Thomas is the author of Storm Watch (1998) and co-author of Never Late for Heaven (2003) and Joe Feddersen (2008).

College Art Association has awarded a grant through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund for Painting by Candlelight: The Art of Resistance in Mao’s China by Shelley Drake Hawks (Fall 2017). Congratulations to the author and all involved!

Congratulations to Antje Richter, awarded an Honorable Mention for Letters and Epistolary Culture in Early Medieval China (2013) by the Eugene M. Kayden Book Award at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

We also congratulate Barbara Goldstein, editor of Public Art by the Book, winner of the 2016 Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Award.

spring-sale-2016Our Spring Sale 2016 is on now! Visit our site through June 30, 2016 to save 50% off hundreds of titles. Use code WSPR to order online or call 1-800-537-5487.

The University of Washington Press shares in the remembrance of three remarkable people. Anne Gould Hauberg, a major figure in Seattle’s cultural life, advocate for the learning disabled, and subject of the biography Fired by Beauty: Anne Gould Hauberg by Barbara Johns, passed away on April 11 at age 98. Arthur (Art) R. Kruckeberg, influential botanist and author of Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest, among other books, died on May 25 at age 96. Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang—author of Six Chapters from My Life ‘Downunder’ (Ganxiao liuji), translated by Howard Goldblatt—passed away on May 25 at age 104.

Reviews and Interviews

An excerpt of Once and Future River with photographs by Tom Reese and essay by Eric Wagner appears online at the Seattle Times and in print in Pacific NW Magazine.
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What did the first HMS “Endeavour” voyage bring back?

In this guest post, Kathleen Pike Jones, University of Washington Press catalog and metadata manager, gives a preview of our spring 2016 book, Endeavouring Banks: Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage, 1768–1771 by Neil Chambers and with contributions by Anna Agnarsdóttir, Sir David Attenborough, Jeremy Coote, Philip J. Hatfield, and John Gascoigne.

Last week we heard the exciting news that wreckage discovered off the coast of Rhode Island is believed to be that of the HMS Endeavour. (After its history making voyage, the Endeavour was sold in 1775 and renamed Lord Sandwich and was used as a troop transport ship during the Revolutionary War.)

The Endeavour voyage of August 1768 to July 1771 was the first captained by James Cook and was commissioned to observe the transit of Venus across the Sun as a means of calculating the distance of the Earth from the Sun. However, it was Joseph Banks that became the real hero of the voyage.

Joseph Banks. Benjamin West RA, 1771–72. Oil on canvas.

Joseph Banks. Benjamin West RA, 1771–72. Oil on canvas.

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New in Art History and Visual Culture for CAA 2016

From February 3-6, we will be at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in Washington, DC. UW Press Advancement and Grants Manager Beth Fuget will be representing the Press, unveiling several new books, and meeting with partners to discuss our Mellon Foundation-funded collaboration, the Art History Publication Initiative.

Here is a taste of some recent and forthcoming titles in art history and visual culture we’ll be featuring at the conference, but be sure to stop by our booth (#322) to see our full slate of books. Follow along on social media with #caa2016.

Art History Publication Initiative Books

New and Recent Books

Forthcoming Books

Bhupen Khakhar: You Can’t Please All
Edited by Chris DeDercon and Nada Raza
Forthcoming June 2016
Published with Tate Publishing

This publication presents a fresh take on Bhupen Khakhar’s artistic, social, and spiritual interests. With personal and touching contributions by those who knew him, this richly illustrated book is an essential reference to one of the most compelling and unique voices in 20th century art, as well as a significant contribution to the field of international modernism.

Endeavouring Banks: Exploring Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768–1771
By Neil Chambers
With Contributions by Sir David Attenborough, John Gascoigne, Jeremy Coote, Andrew Cook, and Anna Agnarsdottir
Forthcoming Spring 2016
Published with Paul Holberton Publishing

The objects featured in this book tell the story of the Endeavour voyage and its impact ahead of the 250th anniversary of this seminal mission’s launch. The surviving illustrations are the most important body of images produced since Europeans entered this region, matching the truly historic value of the plant specimens and artifacts that will be seen alongside them.

Africa in the Market
Edited by Silvia Forni and Christopher Steiner
Forthcoming Spring 2016
Distributed for Royal Ontario Museum

The collection contains a wide range of mostly 20th century pieces that illustrate the creative achievements and cultural meanings of art objects produced and collected at a time of great international expansion of the market for African art. The objects are framed and interpreted within academic essays that highlight the significant role that African makers and dealers have played in shaping Western understanding of African art.

Chicana/o Art since the Sixties: From Errata to Remix
By Karen Mary Davalos
Forthcoming Spring 2016
Distributed for UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press

Davalos combines decolonial theory with extensive archival and field research to offer a new critical perspective on Chicana/o art. Using Los Angeles as a case study, she presents her most ambitious project to date in this examination of fifty years of Chicana/o art production in a major urban area.