Please note that Worldwide Books will be closed on the following days during the holiday season:
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Tuesday, December 26; and
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We would also like to remind you that December 15, 2017, is the deadline for submitting applications for the Worldwide Books Award for Publications and the Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources. Both awards are administered through ARLIS/NA; submission guidelines may be found on their website.

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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, 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. Several titles are already available, including these recently released exhibition catalogues:

(Worldwide 38175)

Mundos Alternos
(Worldwide 84047)

California Mexicana
(Worldwide 38053)

Ismo, Ismo, Ismo/Ism, Ism, Ism
(Worldwide 84322)

Relational Undercurrents
(Worldwide 37965)

The Words of Others
(Worldwide 38166)


Although not part of the PST lineup, a related exhibition is on view at the de Young in San Francisco during the same time frame as Southern California's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia in Mexico City, the show explores the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan through more than two hundred artifacts and archaeological drawings. The exhibition catalogue features 26 essays written by an international team of scholars discussing the art, architecture and culture of the ancient Mesoamerican metropolis. (Worldwide 38180)
In the first major exhibition dedicated to the subject, the Museum of Modern Art in New York examines Club 57, the scene-changing alternative space in New York's East Village in the 1970s and '80s. Starting out as a low-budget venue for avant-garde music and film exhibitions, the club quickly became a highly influential institution for experimentation in film, performance and art. The show features rarely seen artwork, film stills, photographs, posters, flyers and zines. (Worldwide 38179)
At the beginning of this year, the Butler Institute of American Art presented an exhibition of 230 wood engravings by celebrated American artist and illustrator Winslow Homer (1836-1910), on loan from Contemporary and Modern Print Exhibitions in Laguna Niguel. The prints were produced by Homer between 1855 and 1875, many of them serving to illustrate popular weekly newspapers and journals of the time. Two publications accompany the show: an exhibition catalogue featuring seven scholarly essays, an extensive illustrated checklist with detailed interpretive notes, a chronology, and a bibliography; and an abridged edition that consists primarily of the illustrated and annotated checklist. (Worldwide 38213 and 84448, respectively)

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