Graham Foundation Announces the 2013 Carter Manny Award Recipients
Oct 15, 2013
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Carter Manny Award. Ginger Nolan (Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation) is the winner of the writing award and a $20,000 grant for her dissertation Savage Mind to Savage Machine: Disciplines and Techniques of Creativity, 1880–1985. Sophie Hochhäusl (Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning) is the recipient of the research award and a $15,000 grant for her dissertation Modern by Nature: Architecture, Politics, and Socio-Technical Systems in Austrian Settlements and Allotment Gardens between Reform and the Welfare State, 1903–1953.
In addition, five students merited Citations of Special Recognition for their dissertation projects, whose diverse range includes a study of the intersection of surrealism and housing projects in mid-twentieth century Buenos Aires and an examination of the architecture of parish hall churches in medieval England.
These exceptional proposals were selected after a competitive review of 44 applications from doctoral students enrolled in schools throughout the U.S. and Canada. The review panel for the 2013 Carter Manny Award included Romi Crawford, Associate Professor, Visual and Critical Studies and Africana Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Timothy Hyde, Associate Professor of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; and Mark Linder, Associate Professor, Chancellor’s Fellow in the Humanities, Syracuse University School of Architecture.
This annual award program recognizes outstanding doctoral-level work on architectural topics by providing substantial funding for dissertation writing and research. The Foundation offers this prestigious annual award in honor of Carter H. Manny and his long and distinguished service to the Graham Foundation. Manny has served the foundation since its inception in 1956, first as a Trustee, then as the Director from 1971, and since his retirement in 1993, as Director Emeritus.
Domestic Architecture on the English Renaissance Stage EMMA ATWOOD Boston College, English Department
Lines of Utility: Outlines, Architecture, and Design in Britain, c. 1800 ALEXIS COHEN Princeton University, Department of Art & Archaeology
Southern Surrealisms: Buenos Aires, 1936–1956 ANA MARÍA LEÓN CRESPO Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture
CITATION OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION - RESEARCH
Heritage of the Red Orient: Theories and Practices of Architectural Conservation in Soviet Central Asia IGOR DEMCHENKO Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture
The Parish Hall-Churches of Norwich: Architecture and Identity in Late Medieval England ZACHARY STEWART Columbia University, Department of Art History and Archaeology
To read more about the Carter Manny Award, including descriptions of this year’s winning projects and a complete list of past award recipients, click here.
Image: Small Garden, Settlement, and Housing Exposition, 1923, Vienna. Courtesy of Austrian League of Allotment Gardeners. From the 2013 Carter Manny Award to Sophie Hochhäusl for Modern by Nature: Architecture, Politics, and Socio-Technical Systems in Austrian Settlements and Allotment Gardens between Reform and the Welfare State, 1903–1953.