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This month's events commemorating the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks compelled us to compile a bibliography of 9/11-related titles that Worldwide has carried over the past decade. The more than 40 catalogues and books in the list illuminate the diverse ways in which American and international artists, photographers, architects and planners continue to respond to the attacks and their aftermath.


Among the noteworthy publications are photographic surveys and monographs (Worldwide 62911, 66625, 136244), architectural and urban-planning studies (Worldwide 114890, 109409), interdisciplinary cultural studies (Worldwide 134484, 145807), and exhibition catalogues and books presenting the work of painters, sculptors, installation artists and quilters (Worldwide 63173, 74283, 137137).


For a complete list of titles, which continues to grow with each passing year, click here. Forthcoming titles will be added as they are announced or become available.

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Biennale di Venezia
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Staff Picks 


Art in Iraq Today  


MeemMeem Gallery has announced a forthcoming publication (Worldwide 74990) that will compile elements from the five previously published "Art in Iraq Today" catalogues; the new title is due in November. Complementing the previous volumes, the forthcoming book will include newly commissioned essays and will document additional works by the featured artists. Worldwide is now accepting firm orders for this title or we can add the title, if requested, to approval plan shipments for any client whose plan might not normally encompass this sort of material.



Vincent van Gogh


van goghMore than a decade after the first volume (Worldwide 59793) appeared and after years of extensive research, Volume 2 of Vincent van Gogh: Paintings (Worldwide 74753), a series compiled and published by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, is finally available. Focusing on a three-year period the artist spent in Antwerp and Paris in the mid-1880s, this hefty catalogue discusses in detail 93 paintings that illustrate Van Gogh's evolution from Realist painter into a seminal figure in the development of Post-Impressionism. A complete 4-volume catalogue of his drawings, the Vincent van Gogh: Drawings series, is also available (see Worldwide 57270, 58248, 61624 and 68432).



Biennale di Venezia


The 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, which opened in early June, is in full swing. Directed by art historian and critic Bice Curiger, curator at the Kunsthaus Zürich, this year's exhibition "ILLUMInations/ILLUMInazioni" (see Worldwide 34050) centers around the theme of "light" while its title also emphasizes its geographical and socio-political scope. 


veniceMany of the works presented at the exhibition were created specifically for the occasion by such artists as Monica Bonvicini, James Turrell, Dayanita Singh and Christopher Wool. Illumination in various senses of the word is also exemplified in works by a Venetian artist not usually included in contemporary art exhibitions: Jacopo Tintoretto. Artists often cite the dramatic lighting and experimental style of the Renaissance artist as a source of inspiration, and parallels can be drawn between his work and contemporary art in terms of challenging the conventions of the art trade.


As always, the Biennale also features many national presentations displayed in pavilions in the Giardini, the Arsenale and other locations throughout the city. The Italian Pavilion dedicates its space to a photography project titled "Real Venice," featuring images by such international figures as Nan Goldin and Mimmo Jodice (see Worldwide 74746), while performance art is the focus at the Russian Pavilion (see Worldwide 74757), and the drawings of Steven Shearer are featured at the Canadian Pavilion (see Worldwide 74759). Separate catalogues documenting some of the 88 national participations (the largest number since 2009) and the collateral events are expected to appear in the following months. The Biennale will continue through 27 November. 







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