Thames & Hudson takes six prizes in Frankfurt

Thames & Hudson takes six prizes in Frankfurt

Six Thames & Hudson titles have won prizes run at the Motovun Group of International Publishers (MGIP) revealed at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair with STRATA taking another trophy only weeks after its $25,000 Alice Award victory.

Gold award winners for the MGIP awards include Spring Cannot be Cancelled (pictured) by David Hockney and Martin Gayford, which documents the artist’s reflections on life and art as he journeys through lockdown in rural Normandy along with PEN International: An Illustrated History, to mark the writers' organisation's centenary.

STRATA: William Smith’s Geological Maps, which showcases the work of geologist William Smith, took the MGIP History silver award after recently winning the $25,000 Alice Award (worth £18,428) earlier this month. Contributors include devoted Smith enthusiast Robert Macfarlane and eight experts in related fields. The book was published in collaboration with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Geological Society and the Natural History Museum in London.

It was also revealed Anime Architecture by Stefan Riekeles had won the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (German Architecture Museum) Architectural Book Award. Anime Architecture presents the “most breath-taking environments created by the most important and revered directors and illustrators of Japanese animated films,” according to Thames & Hudson, offering “the definitive visual guide to the cityscapes and buildings of the most celebrated and influential anime movies”.