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Glenn Murcutt in 2004
Glenn Murcutt

The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually "to honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture". Founded in 1979 by Jay A. Pritzker and his wife Cindy, the award is funded by the Pritzker family and sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation. It is considered to be one of the world's premier architecture prizes. The prize is said to be awarded "irrespective of nationality, race, creed, or ideology". The designs on the medal are inspired by the work of architect Louis Sullivan, while the Latin inspired inscription on the reverse of the medallion is from Ancient Roman architect Vitruvius. A jury, each year consisting of five to nine "experts ... recognized professionals in their own fields of architecture, business, education, publishing, and culture", deliberate early the following year before announcing the winner in the spring. The prize chair is 2002 winner Glenn Murcutt (pictured). (Full list...)

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Ida Husted Harper

Ida Husted Harper (February 18, 1851 – March 14, 1931) was an American author, journalist, columnist, and suffragist. She was the chosen biographer of Susan B. Anthony, with whom she also worked on the six-volume History of Woman Suffrage. Harper served as secretary of the Indiana chapter of the National Woman Suffrage Association, became a prominent figure in the women's suffrage movement in the U.S., and wrote columns on women's issues for numerous newspapers across the United States. She traveled extensively, delivered lectures in support of women’s rights, handled press relations for a women's suffrage amendment in California, headed the National American Woman Suffrage Association's national press bureau in New York City, and chaired the press committee of the International Council of Women.

Photograph: Aimé Dupont Studio, restored by Adam Cuerden

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