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New Titles 


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

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "May 2017" 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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African American Artists  |   Other Minority Artists

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The category of "Jewelry" covers a broad range of topics: from historical artifacts to contemporary studio jewelry; from precious gems and metals to base materials; and from legendary names such as Tiffany and Faberge to anonymous craftsmen from around the world. For a full listing of exhibition catalogues, collection catalogues and books on jewelry in our database, click here, or use our Advanced Search page to narrow down the selection.

Recent publications include: 
  • The Art & Science of Gems: Van Cleef & Arpels (Worldwide 82461): This comprehensive monograph on the renowned Paris-based company is a tribute to a century of luxurious, glamorous jewelry design and incomparable mastery of materials.
  • Asia Imagined in the Baur and Cartier Collections (Worldwide 36953): In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Swiss collector Alfred Baur (1865-1951) assembled his unparalleled collection of Asian works, while Paris jeweler Alfred Cartier (1841-1925) designed  Asian-themed jewels and precious objects.
  • Beyond Bling: Contemporary Jewelry from the Boardman Collection (Worldwide 37592): Consisting of over 300 objects from the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, the collection is by turns edgy, experimental and disturbing. 
  • Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking (Worldwide 81523): An in-depth exploration of the work of renowned horologist Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823).
  • Brilliant! I futuri del gioiello italiano/The Futures of Italian Jewellery (Worldwide 83757): Surveys masterpieces of contemporary Italian jewelry, destined to be handed down to future generations.
  • Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection (Worldwide 37791): In the 1920s and 30s, the mechanical purity of the machine age and striking contrasts of line, color, and material were reflected in wearable objects for a new international lifestyle.
  • Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection (Worldwide 83783):  Offers a glimpse into one of the most remarkable collections of jewelry ever amassed.
  • Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers' Jeweler (Worldwide 83646): Since its founding in 1912, the New York firm of Oscar Heyman & Brothers has designed and crafted   exquisite pieces for some of the world's most prestigious jewelry brands, establishing its reputation as "the jewelers' jeweler."
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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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