Happy New Year!  

2016 has been another good year for Worldwide Books. We started exciting new partnerships with several academic art libraries, providing them with tailored approval plans in support of their collection development efforts. Our extensive network of contacts will ensure that these libraries have access to publications from museums, galleries, publishers and distributors worldwide, while the outsourcing of time-consuming research, selection and acquisition processes to our experienced staff will free up valuable time and resources for library staff.
Some current subscribers revisited the parameters of their plans as they scaled budgets up or down, expanded or narrowed subject areas in which they collect, or changed the scope of the coverage they want us to provide. A library's collection-development needs can change gradually or virtually overnight; either way, our approval-plan profiling is highly flexible and adaptable. Approval Plan Manager Maggie Salvato is always available to help fine-tune existing criteria or implement new ones at your discretion, in order to keep your library's selections appropriate and relevant. The return rate in our plan program is less than 4%, reflecting our meticulousness and exacting standards.
Customizing a Worldwide approval plan is not limited to publication selection. We routinely provide free placeholder MARC records and bibliographic data slips to libraries that require them, or adhere to special shipping requests. While we do not provide shelf-ready services, we can ship books to companies that do so, such as OCLC and Backstage Library Works.
We look forward to continuing to serve the art library community in 2017.
Best wishes for the New Year from the entire staff at Worldwide Books! 



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New Titles 


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

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "November 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.

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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


Around the World(wide)

American painter R.H. Quaytman presents her work in "chapters," groups of paintings that she views as interrelated elements (see also Worldwide 37518). In the summer of 2015, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art presented Chapter 29, an exhibition showcasing 26 recent paintings produced following the artist's visits to Israel. (Worldwide 82903)
Kettle's Yard at the University of Cambridge recently presented a major exhibition to mark the centenary of the death of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915), a French-born sculptor who spent most of his brief career in London. "New Rhythms" explores the artists's interests in dance, rhythm and movement as evidenced by his sculptures and preparatory drawings, and his influence on the Vorticist movement. (Worldwide 37444)
Hailed as one of the most influential Canadian artists of her generation, Liz Magor (b.1948) was the subject of an exhibition at the Musee d'art contemporain de Montreal, where a selection of recent sculptures, installations and mixed-media works were on view this past summer. In 2017, the exhibition travels to the Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst in Zurich and the Kunstverein in Hamburg. A bilingual English and German exhibition catalogue will be released to the U.S. market in the spring of 2017, but Worldwide is pleased to offer a bilingual French/English edition to its customers now. (Worldwide 37496)
Photographic portraits of 160 temporary agricultural workers from Mexico hired to work in the fruit orchards and vineyards of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley region were on view at the Kelowna Art Gallery through October 2016. The images were created by American-Canadian interdisciplinary artist Deborah Koenker (b. 1949), and were presented as part of a larger installation inspired by Mexican culture. (Worldwide 82997)
Celebrated British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) found great inspiration in the geology, land and ancient monuments of Britain, which gave rise to  his innovative practice of placing sculpture in the landscape. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park recently featured an open-air exhibition of Moore's monumental bronzes, documented in a catalogue that features in situ photographs of the venue across the seasons. (Worldwide 37396)

Museum Publications

This summer, the Minneapolis Institute of Art presented an exhibition of works by self-taught American artist James Castle. Assembled largely from a pledged gift by an anonymous private collector, the show features meticulously executed drawings, handmade books and string-and-cardboard constructions. (Worldwide 83027)

Currently on view at the Pace Gallery , New York, is a selection of paintings by Mark Rothko (1903-1970) that traces the history of the artist's use of dark colors in his sectional paintings from 1955 through the 1960s. (Worldwide 83063 )

Potter's Will , a new video installation by Ben Hagari (b. 1981), inaugural recipient of the 2015 Chami Fruchter Prize for an Emerging Israeli Video Artist, was concurrently on view at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The event marked the start of a new partnership between the two museums. (Worldwide 82995)

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens, recently presented some 40 paintings, photographs and works on paper depicting the Brooklyn Bridge, tracing the development of artistic treatments of the iconic structure from the late 1800s to the middle of the 20th century. (Worldwide 37470)

Ancient American Art

The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa presented an innovative archaeological exhibition that shed new light on the Shaft Tomb Culture of West Mexico, one of Mexico's lesser known ancient cultures. An outstanding selection of ceramic figures and vessels from the Museum's collection, augmented by objects from public and private collections, documented a sophisticated prehistoric society that influenced the work of such modern Mexican artists as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. An academic companion volume (Worldwide 82838) summarizes current research on the culture and explores the forms, functions and meanings of the enigmatic figures, while also addressing issues of looting and forgery and their impact on research and museum practices. (Worldwide 82911)

The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami presented its first curated exhibition of ancient Andean art from its permanent collection of more than 1,000 ancient stone, metal, wood, ceramic and textile objects from Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. The exhibition explores the concept of ayni, or the reciprocity between humans and nature that fuels life on kay pacha, "the surface of the earth." The bilingual English-Spanish exhibition catalogue features scholarly essays and excellent color plates with descriptive entries. (Worldwide 37522)
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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