Anna Arnar, a professor in the Art & Design Department, recently received the Robert Motherwell Book Award for the best publication in the history and criticism of modernism in the arts, including the visual arts, literature, music and the performing arts.

Nominations are made by publishers and the winner is chosen by a panel of distinguished scholars and writers. The award includes a $20,000 prize from the Dedalus Foundation in New York. The prize was given for her 2011 publication The Book as Instrument: Stéphane Mallarmé, the Artist’s Book, and the Transformation of Print Culture published by the University of Chicago Press.