Out of Bounds , the 46th Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) in New York City is only a month away, and Worldwide Books will be in attendance. As usual, you will find us in the vendor exhibit hall; we hope you'll have the time to browse a selection of recently published exhibition catalogues and art books at booths 112 and 113 and chat with us about the ways in which Worldwide can assist your library with the challenging task of collection development.

We also hope to see you at the Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday evening, February 28th, during which this year's winners of the Worldwide Books Awards for outstanding new publications and electronic resources will be announced. Worldwide has sponsored these two awards since 1996 and 2002, respectively, and we look forward to congratulating the latest ARLIS/NA members to join the distinguished list of previous awardees.



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New Titles 


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

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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. Many titles are already available and more will be released soon.

Valeska Soares
(Worldwide 38197)

(Worldwide 38048)

Axis Mundo
(Worldwide 38045)

Guatemala from 33,000 km
(Worldwide 38042)

Murales Rebeldes!
(Worldwide 84548)

The U.S.-Mexico Border
(Worldwide 38326)

Featured Publisher: Sansom & Company

Sansom and Company is a British small press that specializes in British fine and applied arts from 1880 to the present, with a strong focus on such prominent modernist figures as Gaudier-Brzeska, Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer, as well as on artists associated with the Slade and Euston Road Schools and the Cornish art colonies at Newlyn, Lamorna and St Ives, among them S.J. "Lamorna" Birch, Elizabeth Forbes, T.C. Gotch, Harold Harvey, Charles Simpson, Tom Early, Bryan Pearce and Alfred Wallis.

Recent publications from Sansom & Company include:
  • Air: Visualizing the Invisible in British Art, 1768-2017 (Worldwide 84379)
  • The Bishop Otter Art Collection: A Celebration (Worldwide 84127)
  • Capture the Castle: British Artists and the Castle from Turner to Le Brun (Worldwide 84377)
  • Stanhope Forbes: Father of the Newlyn School (Worldwide 84378)
  • Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter (Worldwide 84381)
  • Wynford Dewhurst: Manchester's Monet (Worldwide 84380) 

For more art publications by Sansom & Company, click here.



Eva Meyer-Hermann.
David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 2018.
Distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven.
448 pp. 32 x 25 cm. In English.
ISBN 9780300230284
Worldwide Number 84560
Hardcover, boxed  $200.00x

Publisher's description:
"Credited with a key role in the revival of painting in the 1990s, Belgian artist Luc Tuymans (b. 1958) continues to produce subtle, and at times unsettling, works that engage with history, technology, and everyday life. This first volume in a catalogue raisonne of Tuymans's paintings surveys nearly 200 works that were vital to his artistic development. The years 1978 to 1994 witnessed the maturation of his signature method of painting from preexisting imagery -- such as magazine images, Polaroids, and television footage -- as well as his first solo exhibition. Also dating from this period are many of his seminal canvases, along with ten poignant portraits of the ailing human body and the enigmatic series Superstition that comprised his first works exhibited in the United States. The catalogue features an introductory essay by Eva Meyer-Hermann and an illustrated chronology with archival images and installation shots of the works in this volume. It also includes brilliant new photography of each of the paintings. This publication is a testament to Tuymans's persistent assertion of the relevance and importance of painting -- a conviction that he maintains even in today's digital world, when his work continues to be a touchstone for artists and scholars." 

Giselle Eberhard Cotton.
Skira editore, Milan, 2017. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York.
224 pp. 26 x 26 cm. In English.
ISBN 9788857234717
Worldwide Number 84580
Hardcover $60.00x

Publisher's description:
"The historical and artistic development of the Lausanne Biennials illustrated with more than a hundred works and views of rooms, most of them unpublished. At the end of World War II, the art of tapestry experienced a new boom and throughout Europe national workshops and factories lived a renewal. By organizing the International Tapestry Biennials in 1962, the city of Lausanne (Switzerland) became the international showcase of contemporary textile creation. Held in the halls of the Musee cantonal des Beaux-Arts, the Lausanne Biennials gradually became more than just an exhibition. They had become a not-to-be-missed event that bore witness to the extraordinary evolution of an artistic expression that had graduated from the status of a decorative art to that of a truly independent art. And thus, for thirty years, thanks to the Tapestry Biennials, Lausanne came to be recognized as the capital of contemporary textile art and the laboratory of the New Tapestry movement. Illustrated with more than a hundred works and views of rooms, most of them unpublished, it testifies to the impact and vitality of these exhibitions - 16 editions, more than 600 artists from all over the world, 911 works exhibited - and their impact abroad."

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