It may seem early to think about it, but the 46th ARLIS/NA Conference will take place in New York from February 25th to March 1st of 2018, and of course attendees will find us at our booth in the exhibit hall with another great selection of recent exhibition catalogues and monographs. The conference is always a great opportunity to meet with members of the wonderful art librarian community, but there is another reason why we always look forward to it.

For more than 20 years, Worldwide Books has sponsored the Worldwide Books Award for Publications and the Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources, both of which are administered through ARLIS/NA. We are pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the two awards in 2018.

The awards recognize outstanding research efforts completed during the previous year in areas related to the arts, art librarianship and the visual resources field, and are intended to acknowledge and encourage scholarly contributions by the ARLIS/NA membership. Application guidelines can be found on the ARLIS/NA website; the deadline for submission of applications is December 15, 2017.



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New Titles 


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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

New Releases

"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, 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 once again follow the events closely and track any new publications relating to it, the first of which are now available:

Golden Kingdoms 
(Worldwide 38030)

Laura Aguilar 
(Worldwide 37964)

Making Art Concrete 
(Worldwide 38028)

Myth & Mirage 
(Worldwide 38036)

Photography in Argentina 
(Worldwide 38029)
Prometheus 2017 
(Worldwide 38025)

Revolution and Ritual
(Worldwide 38026)

Talking to Action
(Worldwide 84048)

Visual Voyages
(Worldwide 38054)

Culture Chanel

The "Culture Chanel" project has been realized through a series of exhibitions conceived and curated by Jean-Louis Froment that examine the life and career of celebrated French fashion designer Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel (1883-1971). The series began in Moscow in 2007 (Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts), with subsequent shows in Shanghai (Museum of Contemporary Art) and Beijing (National Art Museum of China) in 2011 (see Worldwide 34374), Canton (Opera House) and Paris (Palais de Tokyo) in 2013 (see Worldwide 35648), and Seoul (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) in 2014. The most recent exhibition opened at Ca'Pesaro in Venice in late 2016 (see Worldwide 38089, below).

Jean-Louis Froment. 
Abrams, New York, 2017. 
396 pp. 37 x 31 cm. 
ISBN 978-1-41972-9362 
Trilingual in French, Italian and English. 
$300 (libraries receive 20% discount)
Worldwide 38089

Publisher's description:
"Gabrielle Chanel was a friend of the greatest poets, writers, musicians, and artists of her time, as well as an avid reader who found inspiration in literature and poetry. Throughout the famous couturiere's life, the works of Plato, Saint Augustine, Shakespeare, Alexandre Pouchkine, Honore de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert, Thomas Mann, Pierre Reverdy, Max Jacob, Jean Cocteau, and more played a significant role in nurturing her imagination. In CULTURE CHANEL: The Woman Who Reads, author and curator Jean-Louis Froment highlights connections between texts, photographs, paintings, drawings, jewelry, perfume, and clothing designs, revealing an aesthetic language -- which can be seen throughout Chanel's many enduring contributions to the fashion world -- in the light of the written words that shaped her life." 

Italian Architecture and Design

A collection of furniture and decorative objects by Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was recently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens. Both decorative and functional, the pieces are executed in a variety of materials, including clay, glass, wood, aluminum and enamel. Through his work, Ponti left an indelible mark on 20th-century Italian architecture and design. (Worldwide 38055)

In the summer of 2016, the Pinacoteca Agnelli dedicated an exhibition to one of the most prolific and influential figures in postwar Italian architecture and design. Through a selection of her most significant works, the show traces the contributions of Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) to the fields of industrial, furniture, interior and set design, while examining such large-scale museum projects by the architect as the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, the Palazzo Grassi in Venice and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. (Worldwide 83758)

On view at the Triennale di Milano earlier this year, an exhibition titled "Mario Bellini: Italian Beauty" surveyed the oeuvre of the Milan-based architect and designer (b. 1935) through a presentation of decorative objects, furnishings, small appliances and architectural projects produced over the past six decades. (Worldwide 38068)

Masterfully documented by German architect and noted architectural photographer Klaus Kinold, La Tomba Brion is a masterpiece created by celebrated Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978). Commissioned by the Brion family in 1969, the expansive mausoleum consists of five concrete structures, including a chapel and a meditation pavilion with pool. (Worldwide 84082)

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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