AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Anthony Alofsin, the Roland Gommel Roessner Centennial Professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has won the Vasari Award for his new book, "When Buildings Speak: Architecture as Language in the Habsburg Empire and its Aftermath, 1867-1933."
Presented by the Dallas Museum of Art, the prestigious award recognizes the best work in art history by a scholar working in Texas. Alofsin previously won the award in 1989.
Research on the book was supported by The University of Texas at Austin’s Faculty Research Assignments, the Martin S. Kermacy Centennial Professorship in Architecture and the Martin S. and Evelyn S. Kermacy Collection Endowment.
An awards ceremony will be held later in the year at the museum.
Alofsin is an architect, art historian, author and exhibition curator. The recipient of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s Wright Spirit Award in 2006, he is considered one of the world’s leading experts on Frank Lloyd Wright. He is also a specialist in modern architecture. In 2006 he was named a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony and he is a national board member of the Society of Architectural Historians.
For more information contact: Amy Maverick Crossette, School of Architecture, 512-573-1078.