A big congratulations to Anna Indych-López, whose recent book, Judith F. Baca (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press) took Silver in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category for Multicultural Adult Non-Fiction!
Dr. Indych-Lopéz’s book explores Judith F. Baca’s oeuvre, from early murals painted with local gang members in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles to the Great Wall of Los Angeles (1976–83) to more recently commissioned works. Throughout, Indych-López assesses what she calls Baca’s “public art of contestation” and discusses how ideas of collaboration and authorship and issues of race, class, and gender have influenced and sustained Baca’s art practice.
Anna Indych-López is a Professor of 20th-Century Latin American Art at The Graduate Center, CUNY and The City College of New York. Her work investigates Latin American and U.S. modernisms as well as Latinx and U.S.-Mexico borderlands contemporary art, focusing on trans-American exchanges, the polemics of realisms, and public space.
Commonly known as the IPPY Awards, the Independent Publisher Book Awards honor authors and presses who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. Receiving an IPPY is a major distinction for museum, university, and other independent presses: