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Recent Exhibitions

While the Musee des Beaux-Arts et d'Archeologie in Besancon is closed for renovations, selections from its collection are touring France. Some 60 portraits, landscapes, sketches and drawings from the 19th century--including paintings by such artists as David, Courbet, Goya, Gericault and Delacroix--were recently shown at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Rennes and are currently on view at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Dole, before traveling to the Musee d'Art Roger-Quilliot in Clermont-Ferrand. (Worldwide 82940)
Best known for their significant contributions to 20th-century American furniture design and architecture, Charles (1907-1978) and Ray Eames (1912-1988) were also prolific photographers. From the 1950s onward, the couple paid frequent visits to the film shoots of their friend, director Billy Wilder, and took thousands of behind-the-scene photographs of actors, technicians and equipment. This past summer, 160 of these fascinating images were on display at the new Art & Design Atomium Museum in Brussels. (Worldwide 82898)
For a performance staged at the 56th Venice Biennale, prominent American artist Kara Walker (b. 1969) adapted Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma," setting it in a late 19th-century African colony to explore histories of colonialism and slavery. An exhibition at Victoria Miro Mayfair in London showed a selection of preparatory drawings, sketches and models by the artist. (Worldwide 82607)
Following the "Iconoclastic Fury" of the 16th century, which resulted in the destruction of religious images in churches and public places throughout Europe during the Protestant Reformation, a new genre in European painting emerged: the church portrait. In the 16th and 17th centuries, paintings of churches and church interiors were produced in great quantities in Antwerp, and an exhibition that recently closed at the city's Museum Mayer van den Bergh brought together a number of these works. (Worldwide 37437)
William Henry Singer, Jr. (1868-1943), son of a Pittsburgh steel magnate, chose to become an artist and settled in Europe, where he befriended and collected the work of many artists of the day. The Singer collection includes canvases by many modern, chiefly lesser-known Dutch painters. The collection is housed at the Singer Museum in Laren, but was on display this summer at the Musee d'Art Moderne in Troyes. (Worldwide 37462)

New Publications

Chinese and Japanese Art in the Royal Collection

The Royal Collection of the United Kingdom is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world, and one of the last great European royal collections to remain intact. Comprising almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts and running to more than a million objects, the Collection is a unique and valuable record of the personal tastes of England's kings and queens over the past 500 years.

The Collection includes the majority of the art works held at some 13 royal residences and former residences across the UK. At The Queen's Galleries in London and Edinburgh, and in the Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle, aspects of the Collection are shown in a program of temporary exhibitions, while touring exhibitions and loans to exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world are part of a commitment to broaden public access and to show works of art in new contexts. In an online database on the website of the Royal Collection Trust, records for nearly 250,000 objects from the Royal Collection can be searched.

One of the most recent publications to document aspects of the Collection is Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, which features more than 2,000 Chinese and Japanese objects, including many porcelain, jade and lacquer pieces.

John Ayers. 
Royal Collection Trust, London, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 
Three volumes. Vol. 1: 360 pp. Vol. 2: 368 pp. Vol. 3: 440 pp. 
Hardcover 32 x 26 cm. 
ISBN 978-1-9056864-9-0 
In English. 
Price: $250
Worldwide 83078

Publisher's description:
"John Ayers examines more than two thousand works distributed amongst the royal residences, encompassing works of art in a wide variety of media, from jade, porcelain, and lacquer to embroidery and painted scrolls. Among the works featured in the book's vibrant full-color reproductions are evidence of the long-standing trade of luxury goods between Europe, Japan, and China over the last three hundred years. A striking feature of the collection is the mounting in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries of many objects in gilt bronze. The mounts themselves, made in French and British workshops, are often of superb quality and great historical importance, and they are published here for the first time."
For more publications about the Royal Collection, click here .

Icons of Modern Art from the Shchukin Collection

Editions Gallimard  has released a new publication to accompany an exhibition that opened on October 21, 2016, at the   Fondation Louis Vuitton  in Paris. The show is curated in association with the   Hermitage Museum  and the   Pushkin Museum, the joint guardians of the Sergei Shchukin Collection, and is hailed as the blockbuster event of the season.

Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, 2016. Published in association with Editions Gallimard, Paris. 
ISBN 978-2-07-269643-5 
Hardcover 30 x 28 cm. 
In English.
Price: $49.95
Worldwide 37449

Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection   presents the foremost works in the Sergei Shchukin Collection, which focuses on the most innovative artists active in France from 1890 to 1914, including Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Rousseau, Derain, Matisse and Picasso. The exhibition features many paintings that have rarely been exhibited, and also includes a sculpture by Maillol, and pastels, collages, drawings and gouaches by Picasso, as well as a number of African sculptures to illustrate the modern artists' interest in non-Western art. One section of the exhibition showcases a selection of works by such artists as Malevich, Tatlin and Rodchenko, demonstrating that the art in the Shchukin Collection was also a source of inspiration for the Russian avant-garde. Because of the tumultuous events of the 20th century and ideological restrictions in Soviet Russia, much of the collection has been kept from public view until after it was added to the holdings of the Pushkin and Hermitage Museums. The return to Paris of so many of these works truly makes this exhibition an historic event.

The catalogue reproduces in large format the 160 works from the collection on display in Paris, as well as a complete inventory of the more than 275 objects in the Shchukin Collection, along with historical and descriptive entries for each work. An anthology of theoretical and critical texts provides context and examines the response to the collection in Russia. 

Worldwide obtained special advance notice of the English edition of the catalogue directly from the publisher, which is making just 1,000 copies available for export; no formal arrangements have been made for its distribution in North America. 

Featured Museum:  Architectural Association

The Architectural Association, commonly referred to as the AA, is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK, and one of the most prestigious and competitive in the world. Established in London in 1847, the school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, and counts among its alumni such renowned architects as Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid. The AA also organizes exhibitions on a regular basis and actively produces catalogues and other publications, for which no formal distribution in North America generally exists.
Recent titles include:
  • AA Book 2015 (Worldwide 82189)
  • AA Book 2016 (Worldwide 82994)
  • Ludwig Leo: Ausschnitt (Worldwide 82207)
  • Paradise Lost: Mark Campbell (Worldwide 82762)
  • Small Architecture/Natural Architecture: Kengo Kuma (Worldwide 82221)
  • AA Files 72 (Worldwide 82766)

Worldwide Books is now routinely carrying many of the more substantial publications produced by the Architectural Association and is also able to administer series standing orders for "AA Files," the organization's long-running journal; as requested, we can also readily supply other in-print AA publications from their backlist, and we can provide comprehensive coverage of new AA publications to approval plan clients that might have a very strong interest in this material. Please contact us for more information.
Click here for more Architectural Association publications. 
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