DECORATED ARCHITECTURAL SURFACES
The GCI publication The California Missions: History, Art and Preservation by Edna E. Kimbro and Julia G. Costello, with Tevvy Ball, has garnered a number of awards. The book was awarded the University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation's 2010 Historic Preservation Book Prize, given each year to the book deemed to have "made the most significant contribution to the intellectual vitality of historic preservation in America." California Missions also received a Grand Prize at the 2010 International Book Awards as "The Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year." It also won the 2010 IBA award in the category of U.S. History. In addition, the book won the 2010 Benjamin Franklin Award, given by the Independent Book Publishers Association, in the category of History, and it received honorable mention at the 2009 PROSE awards of the Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, in the category of Architecture and Urban Planning.