With "Out of Bounds," the 46th Annual ARLIS/NA Conference, only days away, we look forward to seeing many of you in New York City. We have been a member of the Art Libraries Society of North America for decades, attending the annual conferences as an exhibitor and, since the 1990s, sponsoring two awards that recognize outstanding publications in the field of art librarianship. Although we have contact with art librarians and acquisitions staff throughout the year, we always enjoy the opportunity to meet face to face with our many American and Canadian customers.

We hope to see you in New York next week, either in the exhibit hall, at one of the many scheduled events or at the Convocation ceremony, during which the winners of the Worldwide Books Awards will be announced.



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New Titles 


To view all the new titles that we first listed in January, click here

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "January 2018" from the Recent Arrivals menu in combination with any other parameter or keyword to obtain relevant results on specific subjects, or choose one of the main categories below.

By region:   

Asia   |  Europe   |  Middle East/North Africa   |  Latin America    
U.S.  |  Canada  |  Australia  |  Russia
Non-Western (traditional)    
Africa  |  Near and Middle East  |  Far East 
Oceania  |  Native North America
By medium:

Painting  |  Drawing  |  Prints  |  Sculpture
Photography  |  Video/Film/Performance  |  Installation Art          
Architecture  |  Interior Design  |  Graphic Design  |  Fashion
Computer Art  |   Textile/Fiber Arts 

By period:

300-1400   |  1400-1600  |  1600-1800  |  1800-1900  |  1900-1945
Post-1945  |  Post-1970  |  Post-1990  |  Post-2000

By topic:

Decorative Arts  |  Women Artists  |  Urban Planning  |  Design
African American Artists  |   Other Minority Artists

By approval plan:
(for more details on our approval plans, click here)

Basic Selections (Plan 01)
English textPlan 07  >  Plan 08  >  Plan 09  >  Plan 10
Foreign text  |  Foreign text highlight (Plan 12)
Pre-20th Century (Plan 05)  |  20th & 21st Centuries (Plan 06)

Supplemental Selections (Plan 02)
Pre-20th Century (Plan 04)  |  20th & 21st Centuries (Plan 03)

Special Order Selections

Additional Selections

By type of publisher:

Trade press  |  University press  |  Non-trade/Non-university press

By language of text:

English  |  French  |  German  |  Italian  |  Spanish

ARLIS/NA Conference 2018

Display Selections

If you are attending the 46th Annual ARLIS/NA conference, please be sure to visit us at our booth (tables 112 and 113, just inside the main entrance to the exhibit hall). Kelly, Eileen and Jody will be on hand to discuss your library's collection development needs and the many ways that Worldwide's approval-plan program or firm-order service can meet them. A curated selection of recent exhibition catalogues and art books will be available for your perusal, and will amply demonstrate the broad and comprehensive coverage we offer. See you there!

Judith Bernstein: Cabinet of Horrors 
(Worldwide 84420)

Radical Women: 
Latin American Art, 1960-1985 
(Worldwide 38050)

Gold and Silver 
(Worldwide 84641)

The Dutch in Paris, 1789-1914 (Worldwide 38365)

Pulsions Urbaines, 1962-2017 (Worldwide 38387)

L'altro Sguardo
(Worldwide 38304)


ARLIS Memories
In 2011, during the joint ARLIS/NA and VRA Conference in Minneapolis, Worldwide Books participated in the well-attended Vendor Slam event. We could have made a quick live presentation about who we are and what we do, supported by some Powerpoint slides, but we decided to go a different route...


"Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA" is a far-reaching and ambitious initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, this series of exhibitions and other related events take place from September, 2017, through January, 2018, at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles and San Diego to Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. Worldwide will closely monitor the events and track any new publications relating to them. Many titles are already available and more will be released soon.

Circles and Circuits
(Worldwide 84049

Memories of Underdevelopment
(Worldwide 38236)

Adriana Varejao
(Worldwide 84634)

Martin Ramirez
(Worldwide 38382)

La Raza
(Worldwide 38357)


Three PST:LA/LA titles were scheduled to be published by Black Dog Publishing Limited, the noted British art publisher: Guatemala from 33,000 km (Worldwide 38042), How to Read El Pato Pascual (Worldwide 38043), and The Schoolhouse and the Bus (Worldwide 84623). However, the publisher has recently gone into liquidation, and while the status of these publications remains uncertain, Worldwide is trying to obtain updated information from the co-publishing museums:

Publication of these three titles has been delayed due to the bankruptcy of Black Dog Publishing Limited.

About Us  
For over 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries thro ugho ut the world. For the past two decade s Worldwide has also offered comprehensive coverage of new books on art, architecture, photography and design published by hundreds of leading American trade and university presses. Serving as a centralized source for a wide range of scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues, Worldwide is uniquely positioned to assist and guide art libraries in careful and efficient collection development.


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