As the new year approaches, we look forward to examining the many new exhibition catalogues and art books that will be published in 2018. As in years past, we will be announcing hundreds of new museum and monographic publications in upcoming editions of this newsletter, each volume having been carefully selected by our Acquisitions staff, which reviews thousands of titles each year to identify those publications most appropriate for inclusion in our approval-plan program. Worldwide monitors the publishing activities of hundreds of domestic and foreign art museums and commercial presses, giving our clients exceptional access to publications that may not be available from other sources.
A Worldwide Books approval plan functions as a highly effective and responsive extension of your own acquisitions department, as our staff painstakingly selects those titles that best meet the specific acquisitions needs of our individual library clients. Entrusting important collection-development functions of your library to Worldwide can free up valuable staff time that might otherwise be spent on labor-intensive research and selection processes, and our meticulous approach--all plan assignments are made with the book in hand--consistently yields exceptionally low return rates.
We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2018.



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New Titles 


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"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. Several titles are already available, including these recently released exhibition catalogues:

Worldwide 84507

Transpacific Borderlands
Worldwide 84406
David Lamelas
Worldwide 38027

Modern Masters from Latin America
Worldwide 38250

Juan Downey
Worldwide 38167

Another Promised Land
Worldwide 38161

Painted in Mexico
Worldwide 38052

Found in Translation
Worldwide 38051

Radical Women
Worldwide 38050

Playing with Fire
Worldwide 38049

Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi
Worldwide 38047

Anna Maria Maiolino
Worldwide 38046

Aztlan to Magulandia
Worldwide 38044

Worldwide 84508

Worldwide 38289


J.P. Losty and Konrad Seitz.
Francesca Galloway, London 2017. Distributed by Ad Lissium through Paul Holberton, London.
400 pp. 34 x 27 cm. In English.
ISBN 9781912168057
Worldwide Number: 84485
Hardcover $120.00

Publisher's description:
"Superbly produced and splendidly illustrated, A Mystical Realm of Love is an important addition to the study of Pahari painting. A major work of scholarship, this welcome new publication also gives readers unparalleled access to one of the most outstanding collections of its kind. Eva and Konrad Seitz have put together over many years an outstanding collection of some of the most famous and important of all 18th-century Pahari paintings, including miniatures commissioned by the Rajput rulers of the Punjab Hill states (1650-1850). This profusely illustrated book with meticulous research by J.P. Losty (curator emeritus British Library), designed by Misha Anikst and published by Francesca Galloway, London, gives the reader the opportunity to see the collection in its entirety. Pahari paintings have been the focus of Eva and Konrad Seitz's collection since the couple first went to India in the late 1960s for Konrad to take up his position as a young diplomat at the German embassy in Delhi."

Kathryn Jones.
Royal Collection Trust, London, 2017. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press.
512 pp. 31 x 26 cm. In English.
ISBN 9781909741379
Worldwide Number: 84486
Hardcover $145.00

Publisher's description:
"The Royal Collection contains one of the finest ensembles of pre-twentieth-century European silver in the world. More than 350 works are catalogued in this volume, the majority being manufactured in France, Germany, Russia, and the Netherlands, with a smaller number of pieces from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. An introduction on the history of collecting European silver is followed by catalogue entries on silver objects used for dining; serving and drinking tea, coffee, and chocolate; personal grooming; as well as desk accessories and church plates. Highlights include unusual German kunstkammer (cabinet of curiosity) objects acquired by George IV, when their collection came into fashion with nobility across Europe in the seventeenth century. A fascinating and beautifully illustrated survey, this is the first study of European silver in the Royal Collection for more than a hundred years, bringing together research and new information on the subject. It will be an invaluable resource for students and collectors alike."

Susan Dackerman.
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017.
332 pp. 24 x 26 cm. In English.
ISBN 9780300229370
Worldwide Number: 84487
Hardcover $150.00x

Publisher's description:
"The first comprehensive overview of Jasper Johns's work in an innovative medium that the artist has single-handedly redefined over the course of four decades. Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is arguably the most important living American artist, and his work is central to any history of postwar art. With extensive new scholarship based on original research and interviews with the artist, Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonne of the Monotypes provides the definitive account of his groundbreaking work in an intrinsically subversive medium situated between painting, drawing, and printmaking. Susan Dackerman and Jennifer L. Roberts examine Johns's innovative use of the printing press to create alterity, overturning monotype's century-old reputation for expressive subjectivity. Featured in this volume are all 143 monotypes Johns made between 1954 and June 2015, most of them published here for the first time. Each work is generously illustrated in color and accompanied by complete cataloguing information, including technical specifications, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliographic references."

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