Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions is one of four books short listed for the 2017 Alice Award, presented by Furthermore grants in publishing; a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund. Published by Bard Graduate Center, the book was edited by Jean-Philippe Garric who curated the fall 2016 exhibition of the same name held at BGC and at the château de Fontainebleau in spring 2017.

The $25,000 Alice Award is given annually to an illustrated book that makes a valuable contribution to its field and demonstrates high standards of production. Fields considered include the fine arts and the natural and built environments and related public issues. This year, for the first time, each of the short listed books is also receiving $5,000. Choices were made by a jury of leaders in publishing and the arts, who this year included R.O. Blechman, illustrator; Paula Cooper, director of Paula Cooper Gallery; David Godine, publisher; and Chair Jock Reynolds, director of Yale University Art Gallery. The winner of the Alice Award will be announced on the Furthermore website at 12 noon on October 9, 2017.