Princeton University Press

... In 1965, the Princeton University Press built a new 55,000 square foot printing plant in Lawrenceville, modernized its offices, and launched a paperback publication program that has since become one of the largest among university presses. In 1969, the Bollingen Foundation gave the world- renowned Bollingen Series, established in 1941 by Paul Mellon and Mary Conover Mellon, to the Press with the responsibility for carrying forward its work in archaeology, ethnology, literary criticism, mythology, philosophy, psychology, religion, and related fields. The 100 numbered works in this series includeThe Collected Works of C.G. Jung(to date, the Press has sold more than one million copies of books by Jung, including paperbacks and excerpts from this series),The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge,The Collected Works of Paul Valery, andWorks by St.-John Perse, the 1960 Nobel Laureate in poetry. Some of the individual titles include Kenneth Clark'sThe Nude; E.H. Gombrich'sArt and Illusion; Aleksandr Pushkin'sEugene Onegin, translated and with commentary by Vladimir Nabokov;The Hero With a Thousand Facesby Joseph Campbell (which has sold more than 750,000 copies to date); and the Wilhelm/Baynes translation ofThe I Ching, Or Book of Changes(which remains the Press's single bestselling book with more than 900,000 copies in print).
In 1986, Walter Lippincott succeeded Bailey as director of the Press. Since then, the Press has continued to expand its publication program and in 1993, sold its printing plant in order to focus exclusively on acquiring and publishing scholarly books. TheAlumni Weeklyalso became an independent entity in 1990.The Complete Works of W.H. Auden, edited by Edward Mendelson, was launched in 1989. Other notable books during this period include Brian Boyd's two-volume biography of Vladimir Nabokov; Robert Putnam'sMaking Democracy Work; D.M. Kreps'sA Course in Microeconomic Theory; Joseph Frank's monumental multi-volume biography of Dostoevsky; andThe Nature of Space and Timeby Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose.
Over the years, Princeton University Press has won many honors. In 1950, the Press received The Carey-Thomas Award ofPublishers' Weeklyfor the initiation ofThe Papers of Thomas Jefferson. The Press received another Carey- Thomas Award in 1973 in recognition of the accomplishments of Bollingen Series and a third one in 1976 recognizing the Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation. Six Princeton University Press books have won Pulitzer Prizes:Russia Leaves the War(1957) by George F. Kennan,Banks and Politics in America From the Revolution to the Civil War(1958) by Bray Hammond,Between War and Peace(1961) by Herbert Feis,Washington, Village and Capital(1963) by Constance McLaughlin Green,The Greenback Era(1965) by Irwin Unger, andMachiavelli in Hell(1989) by Sebastian de Grazia. The Press won a National Book Award for Kennan's book, as well as for Anthony Kerrigan's translation ofThe Agony of Christianity and Essays on Faithby Miguel de Unamuno and Jackson Mathews's translation ofMonsieur Testeby Paul Valery. Joseph Frank'sDostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985.The History and Geography of Human Genesby Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Paola Menozzi, and Alberto Piazza won the American Association of Publishers' R.R. Hawking Award in 1995 for the best scientific, technical, and medical book published in the United States. In addition, the Press has won five Bancroft Prizes for books by Kennan, Arthur S. Link, R.R. Palmer, and Felix S. Gilbert. The Press has also received many awards for excellence in design and printing, including 48 honors from the American Institute of Graphic Arts for books designed by P.J. Conkwright, the Press's chief designer and typographer from 1939 to 1970.



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