Dear Subscriber,

Worldwide Books is pleased to announce the availability of an important new MoMA publication (distributed by D.A.P.) that is the culmination of an extensive five-year research project: Modern Women: Women Artists at the Museum of Modern Art. Because the publication is neither an exhibition catalogue nor a collection catalogue per se, it will be excluded automatically from the approval plans of those clients that have asked us to restrict their coverage to catalogues only. Nonetheless, we know that this title will have wide appeal, and we anticipate that many libraries will wish to either place a firm order for it, or ask us to include it as a special addition to their approval plan. Please contact us if you are interested in ordering this title, or wish to confirm whether or not it is already scheduled for your approval plan.

D.A.P.'s description of the publication:

 "Much more than an exhibition catalogue, a collection catalogue or a feminist art survey, this long overdue and urgently needed landmark publication features more than 200 women artists, architects and designers spanning from the late nineteenth century to the present. Edited by Cornelia Butler and Alexandra Schwartz, with introductions by Butler, Griselda Pollock and Aruna D'Souza, Modern Women features essays by nearly 50 writers, including both MoMA curators and outside scholars-among them many of the strongest voices in current research on art and gender-presenting a groundbreaking variety of generational and cultural perspectives."

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New Titles
Ordering Books
Advanced Search
About Us
New Titles
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Ordering Books

Worldwide Books offers many ways to place orders for the exhibition catalogues and books that we carry. Choosing an ordering method is as simple as figuring out what works best for your library. At this time we are set up to receive orders through our Web site, by phone, fax, e-mail, mail, or through a number of electronic ordering systems such as INNOPAC or EDIFACT. Regardless of how you submit orders, certain methods and procedures are available to you that will facilitate the efficient and accurate processing of your requests.


For rush orders, we always recommend that libraries contact us by telephone or by e-mail; the sooner we are aware of your order-and its urgency-the more quickly we will be able to respond. In many cases the item may be in stock and available for immediate shipment; however, on-hand quantities are often very limited, so sending a rush order by regular mail increases the risk that the title may sell out before the order reaches us. If the requested title is temporarily out of stock, we can often successfully restock with only minimal delay, or at least alert you promptly if the title will be delayed or is no longer available.


When ordering through our Web site, selecting titles for which we have already created complete bibliographic records is easy. Our inventory items are assigned six-digit numbers that specifically identify them so there should be no confusion. Using the search on our home page or the Advanced Search feature will allow librarians to find the titles they wish to order and link the books with their Worldwide Numbers. Orders including these numbers can be placed via any of the above-listed methods and will guarantee the correct books are being selected. We are also able to process orders that do not include these reference numbers as long as enough basic information is provided. Purchase order numbers may be assigned to an entire order or to individual items. 
For fast and accurate processing, all orders should include as much information about the titles being requested as possible. Many catalogues and books have similar titles or subject matter and the more information given, the more likely we will be able to confidently identify the titles being ordered. Ideally, orders should include a brief title, ISBN, author, publisher, year of publication, and anticipated price. In a perfect world, librarians would have all of this detailed information about every title they wish to order. We realize, however, that this is not always the case and we are happy to help. Librarians should feel free to call (607-272-9200, or toll-free at 800-473-8146) or contact us by e-mail 
for assistance, especially for new or forthcoming titles that may not yet appear on our Web site; our knowledgeable staff can often provide details on the spot, or will happily research items for libraries as requested. Libraries that wish to place orders using systems such as INNOPAC, EDIFACT or others should contact Worldwide for easy setup instructions. We always look forward to receiving your orders, and we welcome your inquiries, feedback and suggestions.
image3Advanced Search

Whether you are looking for a specific exhibition catalogue or want to compile a list of publications regarding a particular artist or topic, the Advanced Search page on our Web site is the tool that will serve you best. Below is a brief overview of this page. For more detailed instructions on how to effectively use the Advanced Search feature, click here.


Our online database features bibliographic records for more than 90,000 titles, including exhibition catalogues and other museum and gallery publications issued by institutions throughout the world, as well as art books published or distributed by American trade and university presses. Each record provides basic bibliographic information, and each title has been carefully catalogued (using our simplified cataloguing system and terms) to allow for targeted searches as well as general browsing. 


At the top of the advanced search page are seven fields in which specific publication and/or exhibition-related information can be entered, such as title, author, publisher, first venue or ISBN. Use these fields for simple keyword searches, or put a phrase in "quotation marks" to find exact matches. 


Text fields (including the ISBN field) also accept the asterisk (*) as a wildcard. Typing paint* in the Title field, for example, will call up all records for publications that have the following words in their title or title translation: paint, paints, painting, painter, painters, painted, etc. 


The < and > operators can be used in fields that accept numerical values (Year of publication and Worldwide stock number), either by themselves (e.g.: >2007 to find publications published after 2007) or together to cover a range (e.g.: >2005 <2009 to find records with a year of publication of 2006, 2007 or 2008).


For a more general search based on subject matter, select a keyword from one or more of the menus labeled Region through Language of Publication. Use the Recent Arrivals menu to limit your search to titles announced in a recent printed list or newsletter.


By default, the Advanced Search results will include titles regardless of their in-stock status. To exclude titles that are out of print or not in stock from the search results, uncheck the appropriate boxes towards the bottom of the page. The same can be done to include/exclude university press publications, trade publications, non-exhibition-related publications and/or museum publications.


If you wish to review our Special Sale Items only, you may check that box towards the bottom of the page; you may also wish to specify other filters to restrict your search of our Special Sale Items to titles on specific topics, periods or media.


Use any field or combination of fields and filters to be as general or as specific as you please, but be aware that the number of records that will be displayed is limited to 500. If your search produces more than 500 results, you may wish to specify more restrictive search criteria, or you may wish to do multiple and mutually exclusive searches that in aggregate will show you all of the results relative to your initial search (e.g., you might first search for titles published prior to a given year, and then search for titles published that year or later).
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For nearly 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries throughout the world. For the past two decades 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.