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ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Awards Finalists
Over the next two months, a panel of sixty judges, librarians and booksellers will determine the ForeWord Reviews 2012 Book of the Year Award winners. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards, as well as Editor’s Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, will be announced at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Friday, June 28th.
The finalists were selected from 1300 entries covering 62 categories of books from independent and academic presses. These books represent some of the best books produced by small publishing houses in 2012. For a full list of the finalists, searchable by genre, visit: botya.forewordreviews.com/finalists/2012/.
Below are the Rizzoli titles that have been selected as finalists in each category.
Category: Adult Non Fiction/Art
By Roberta Olson and The New-York Historical Society, Contribution by Marjorie Shelley
A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert...
October 2012 | Hardcover | 448 pages | $85.00
Category: Adult Non Fiction/Cooking
Edited by THE FALES LIBRARY, Contribution by Judith Jones, Florence Fabricant and Alice Waters, Foreword by Marion Nestle
Like a hall of fame for cookbooks, this is a food lover’s dream collection, featuring 501 recipes from favorite authors. Any cook will tell you that in every cookbook there are a handful of recipes that rise to the top—the earmarked and most-stained pages. In this marvelous collection, 501 of these...
October 2012 | Hardcover | 688 pages | $50.00
By Alain Ducasse, Paula Neyrat and Christophe Saintagne
Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse challenges the clichéd image of French food as complicated and heavy. Here he goes back to basics and rediscovers the pleasures of simple French food based on healthy, locally sourced ingredients that are in season, without the fat and without the fuss.
February 2012 | Hardcover | 360 pages | $45.00
By Michael Paul
An exquisitely photographed celebration of one of the world’s most beautiful cities: the perfect gift for Francophiles and food lovers. An irresistible combination of classic French dessert recipes and breathtaking photographic tour of this enchanting city, Sweet Paris is more than just a cookbook: it’s a sweet-toothed guide to Paris, a...
October 2012 | Hardcover | 160 pages | $29.95
Category: Adult Non Fiction/Architecture
By Richard Olsen, Photographed by Lucy Goodhart and Kodiak Greenwood
Showcasing one hundred years of innovation and environmental sensitivity, Handmade Houses celebrates some of the world’s most idiosyncratic homes from Big Sur to Sardinia. Author Richard Olsen unveils the components used for their construction, including driftwood, boulders, and even old wine vats.
March 2012 | Hardcover | 240 pages | $45.00
Text by Alan Hess, Photographed by Alan Weintraub
An unsung prophet of today’s green movement in architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was an innovator of eco-sensitive design generations ahead of his time. An architect and designer of far-reaching vision, it is not surprising that Frank Lloyd Wright anticipated many of the hallmarks of today’s green movement. Across his work—which stands...
October 2012 | Hardcover | 224 pages | $55.00
Category: Adult Non Fiction/Photography
By James Balog, Foreword by Terry Tempest Williams
A never-before-seen look into the forbidding environment of glaciers, this book celebrates a realm of magnificent endangered beauty. Since 2005, renowned nature photographer James Balog has devoted himself to capturing glaciers and documenting their daily changes. These stunning images are a celebration of some of the most extraordinary natural formations on...
September 2012 | Hardcover | 288 pages | $50.00
Category: Adult Non Fiction/Graphic Novels & Comics
By Hugo Pratt
Treasure hunter, sailor, and adventurer, Corto Maltese remains one of the most popular characters from graphic literature in Europe and maintains a devoted cult following among American readers and creators. Originally published in 1967, Corto Maltese: The Ballad of the Salt Sea introduces our hero for the first time. The story...
March 2012 | Trade Paperback | 254 pages | $25.00
Fafi’s creative output has turned the definition of street art on its head. Exploring a class of female stereotypes through the sexy, aggressive, and stylized renderings of her Fafinettes, this demimonde has expanded into a fully realized fantasy world now peopled with a diversity of characters—female, male, and animal.
April 2012 | Hardcover | 96 pages | $29.95
Category: Adult Non Fiction/Nature
By Brian King and Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Foreword by Bill Bryson
The only illustrated book officially published with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Appalachian Trail explores this legendary footpath in detail: with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with more than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents, and maps from the ATC archives. Once inspired by...
September 2012 | Hardcover | 336 pages | $50.00
Category: Children’s/Picture Books/Early Reader
By Robert Zakanitch
A veritable illuminated manuscript cataloging the A to Z of nature’s everyday wonders to create the perfect gift book. More than a master’s-eye view of nature, and infinitely more than a simple illustrated A to Z book, A Garden of Ordinary Miracles catalogues the breathtaking beauty and variety of flowers in...
September 2012 | Hardcover | 64 pages | $29.95
Category: Children’s/Picture Books
Edited by Teachers Writers Collaborative, Illustrated by Masha D'yans, Foreword by Walter Dean Myers
In the best-selling tradition of This is New York and My New York, this delightful book-length poem spreads the wonder and joy that is New York, as told through the words of its children. As part of an unprecedented series of workshops, New York City public school students were challenged to...
September 2012 | Hardcover | 38 pages | $19.95