Just a few more days remain before we travel to New Orleans to attend the 45th annual ARLIS/NA conference. For some 40 years, Worldwide Books has attended this important annual event, which gives us an excellent opportunity to meet face to face with many of the librarians whom we serve throughout the year and to introduce ourselves to those who may not be familiar with us. This year will mark the ARLIS debut of Maggie Salvato, our new Approval Plan Manager.
Our commitment to assisting libraries with art-related collection development is evident in our diligent administration of approval plans, the knowledgeable selection of appropriate titles and our exceptional customer service. And our regular attendance at the ARLIS conference and various degrees of sponsorship over the years help us to keep a finger on the pulse of academic art librarianship and to help cultivate and promote it.  Each year, we bring with us a curated selection of recent exhibition catalogues and art books to highlight the scope of our coverage-our very own portable art library. A partial list of these books is featured in this newsletter (see below).
We look forward to the conference's Convocation Ceremony, during which the winners of both Worldwide Books Awards will be announced. The awards recognize outstanding new publications or resources in print and electronic format that benefit the profession of art and visual resources librarianship.
Eileen, Maggie and Kelly look forward to seeing you in New Orleans. A bientot! 



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Did you know that previous issues of our newsletter are still available through our website? You can find them here.

PDF versions of New Titles list issues from 2009 to 2014 are archived on our website and can be viewed or downloaded here. Reduced PDF versions of subsequent New Titles lists are offered on the same page.  


New Titles 


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

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "December 2016" 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  |  Installation Art          
Architecture  |  Interior Design  |  Graphic Design  |  Fashion

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

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


Edme Bouchardon

The Musee du Louvre and the J. Paul Getty Museum are honoring renowned French sculptor and draftsman Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762) through a series of exhibitions and publications. Bouchardon rose to fame as a sculptor with a court appointment under Louis XV, but he was also well known as a draftsman and a designer of medals and tokens.
Following its original presentation at the Louvre in the fall of 2016, the exhibition titled "Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762)" is currently on view at the Getty as "Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment." The catalogue documenting the show features sculptures, drawings, prints and designs for medals by the artist. (Worldwide 37575)
The Getty also published a complementary book. The Learned Draftsman: Edme Bouchardon, which explores Bouchardon's varied achievements as a draftsman, examines the ways in which his drawn oeuvre goes beyond preparatory sketches for his sculptural work. (Worldwide 83319)
The 64th volume of the Louvre's Collection Solo series focuses on one of Bouchardon's masterpieces, Cupid Fashioning a Bow from the Club of Hercules (1746), created by the sculptor at the height of his career. Despite its neoclassical reference to Antiquity, the work struck early viewers as shockingly crude in its unidealized naturalism. (Worldwide 83320)
The Louvre has also produced a new volume in its series of collection catalogues documenting drawings held by the museum. Arranged chronologically, the catalogue takes stock of Bouchardon's drawings from his time in Rome and Paris and surveys the preparatory drawings for his equestrian statue of Louis XV. (Worldwide 83316)

ARLIS/NA Selections

With titles on a broad range of art-related subjects areas, the selection of exhibition catalogues and art books that will be on display at our booth in New Orleans will be of interest to all attendees of the conference. To view all of these titles on our website, enter Plan 28 in the Plan Number field on our website's Advanced Search Screen, or simply click here

Worldwide 174663
Worldwide 83343
Worldwide 37621

Worldwide 83342
Worldwide 37617
Worldwide 173967

Worldwide 172692
Worldwide 37595
Worlwide 83348

John Singer Sargent

The final volume in Yale University Press's survey of the work of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). is now available. John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1914-1925--Complete Paintings, Volume IX covers the late figural and landscape work of the celebrated American painter.  Art historian Richard Ormond, a great nephew of Sargent, and Elaine Kilmurray, research director of the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonne Project, examine the artist's murals for the Boston Public Library and the Rotunda at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The authors also explore the works created during the artist's North American travels of the period, from depictions of his encampment in the Canadian Rockies to his Floridian landscape watercolors, and his output as an official war artist during World War I, including a discussion of his epic painting Gassed (1919), produced for the Imperial War Museum, London. 

Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray. 
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2016. Published in association with Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London. 
344 pp. with 403 ills. (297 col.). 32 x 26 cm. 
ISBN 9780300177374 
In English. 
Hardcover $80.00x
Worldwide 170823

Previous volumes in this remarkable series are all still available through Worldwide (for a complete listing, click here ) . A cumulative index to the nine volumes will also be available in March, 2017 (see Worldwide 170824 ).

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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