It is hard to believe, but registration for the 2017 ARLIS/NA Conference opens tomorrow, on November 1st. The conference will be hosted in New Orleans from February 5th through 9th, 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 so many members of the wonderful art librarian community, but there is another reason why we always look forward to it.
For the past 20 years, Worldwide Books has sponsored the Worldwide Books Award for Publications and the Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources, which are both administered through ARLIS/NA. We are pleased to announce that we will again sponsor these two awards in 2017.

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 is set for December 15, 2016.



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New Titles 


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

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "September 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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Current Exhibitions

The National Gallery of Canada is currently showing a selection of 150 images by acclaimed Czech photographer Josef Sudek (1896-1976). The exhibition catalogue includes brief entries for each work and examines Sudek's oeuvre in the context of trends in both international and Czech photography and art of the 20th century. The show originally opened at the Jeu de Paume, Paris. (Worldwide 37197)

In an exhibition titled "Big Plans," which focuses on applied modernism in Saxony-Anhalt during the Weimar Republic, the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation explores the ways in which artists and architects developed ideas and projects during the period, and applied them to modern housing estates, progressive schools and innovative product design. (Worldwide 37407)

Marking the 500th anniversary of the Ghetto of Venice, an exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice explores the history and the development of the city's Jewish quarter, examining its architecture, its importance as a European center of Jewish printing, and its artistic and artisanal contexts. (Worldwide 37420)

Forthcoming Publications

The acquisitions staff at Worldwide has had great success in obtaining catalogues of important art biennials and triennials that are not picked up for distribution in North America by contacting the organizing committees directly. Two recent examples of such coups are the latest editions of the Moscow Biennale and the Aichi Triennale:

Homo Faber : A Rainbow Caravan--Aichi Triennale 2016 : the Aichi Triennale showcases both contemporary visual art and performances. The 2016 edition featured some 120 international artists. (Worldwide 37481)

How to Gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia: 6 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art : the 6th edition of the Moscow Biennale showcased a diverse selection of works by more than 70 Russian and international artists. (Worldwide 37515)

Several major exhibition catalogues have been announced and will be released in the months to come. Keep an eye out for the following titles documenting blockbuster shows:

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016 (Worldwide 37513), from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York;

Postwar Art between the Pacific and the Atlantic, 1945-1968 (Worldwide 37563), from the Haus der Kunst in Munich; and

Art in Europe, 1945-1968: Facing the Future (Worldwide 37500), from BOZAR-Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

Featured Museum: 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  

Earlier this year, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopened after a 10-storey expansion project designed by architectural firm Snohetta (see Worldwide 175021) that tripled the gallery space of Mario Botta's 1995 building, allowing the museum to show more of its world-class collection of modern and contemporary art. Two other recent publications highlight specific aspects of the collection:

The Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Worldwide 82819): Doris and Donald Fisher built their private collection over the course of some 40 years. The focus is on such American artists as Calder, Andre, Bourgeois, Close, Kelly and Serra, complemented by a selection of works by the Bechers, Kiefer, Cragg, Richter and other international figures.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 360ยบ (Worldwide 82825): This book brings together more than 200 artworks from the museum's collections along with texts by 60 authors and artists.

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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