Dear Subscriber,

The Toronto ARLIS conference is fast approaching, and we look forward to being in attendance again this year as ARLIS celebrates its 40th anniversary and Worldwide its 50th. We also sponsor two annual awards that recognize outstanding publications and electronic resources produced by ARLIS/NA members in the previous year.


The annual conference provides us with the welcome opportunity to meet with existing clients, introduce ourselves to new librarians and showcase the range and depth of our coverage of art-related publications. As always, we will bring along a broad selection of interesting recent exhibition catalogues and monographs on art, architecture, photography and design. Please stop by our booth to browse through our books and chat with Kelly, Eileen and David. And don't forget to pick up the Toronto edition of the celebrated Worldwide Books tote-bag series.


New Titles 


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Staff Picks 

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980
, the comprehensive Getty-sponsored project consisting of multiple events and exhibitions in Southern California, has already spawned several catalogues and five new titles can be added to that list. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presented the first retrospective on the wide-ranging work of Chicano performance and conceptual art group Asco (Worldwide 34116) in association with the Williams College Museum of Art. A boxed set that includes 38 individual color plates (Worldwide 34121) accompanies the exhibition Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976, held at the Armory Center for the Arts. The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an exhibition through the end of February on the later career of Weegee, who abandoned gritty crime photography in New York to pursue his own Hollywood dream; the exhibition catalogue (Worldwide 75446) features a complete reprint of the 1955 paperback edition of Weegee's Naked Hollywood. Other new PST publications include a monograph on the photography of Judy Fiskin (Worldwide 75393) and a new volume in the Chicano Archives series dedicated to the Oscar Castillo Photograph Collection at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (Worldwide 75403).

Commercial Galleries 
Featured in this month's list are a number of catalogues that
document exhibitions at Pace Gallery and several of the Gagosian galleries. Pace Gallery exhibited works by American painter Reinhardt (Worldwide 75426) and sculptor Calder (Worldwide 75431), late paintings by Chilean painter Matta (Worldwide 75440), and recent work by contemporary artists Hiroshi Sugimoto (Worldwide 75414) and Bosco Sodi (Worldwide 75410). Gagosian Gallery published an updated edition of a 1990 catalogue documenting sculptures by Brancusi in the collections of Romanian museums (Worldwide 75451) along with exhibition catalogues documenting recent exhibitions at its various branches, featuring Cy Twombly in New York (Worldwide 74884), Douglas Gordon in London (Worldwide 75458), Ed Ruscha in Beverly Hills (Worldwide 75441), and Richard Prince (Worldwide 75470) and Sugimoto (Worldwide 75464) in Paris.

With the Museum under Construction series, the newly established Muzeum sztuki nowoczesnej w warszawie (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw) presents a collection of publications that will include reports on research projects, debates and discussions organized and moderated by the Museum, as well as monographs inspired by exhibitions. The series focuses on the often-dissident Eastern European art scenes of the Cold War era and promises to write "a new history of art." Topics covered in the first volumes include experimental film in the former Yugoslavia; the work of Romanian conceptual artist Ion Grigorescu; and the sculpture of Alina Szapocznikow. The latter is also the subject of a current exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum that will travel to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, later this year (see Worldwide 34395).

In 2008, Manifesta Foundation and Italian publisher Silvana Editoriale made available a reprint of the first six issues of the Manifesta Journal in two volumes (Worldwide 70892 and 70898) that were published on the occasion of Manifesta 7. With Manifesta 8, six more of these journals of contemporary curatorship were published between 2009 and 2011. Issues 7 through 11 (Worldwide 75367, 75368, 75369, 75370 and 75371) are currently available, and issue 12 is forthcoming.

As a prelude to Documenta 13, which will open in Kassel in September 2012, the exhibition organizers and Hatje Cantz Verlag have begun publishing a series of 100 small-format publications under the series title 100 Notes - 100 Thoughts. The publications present facsimile notebooks, conversations, theoretical writings, commissioned essays and other wide-ranging texts representing the thoughts of various artists, curators, philosophers, anthropologists and other cultural figures. Some of the publications relate directly to the themes of Documenta 13, whereas other titles in the series relate more broadly to the festival's history or guiding themes. The first 17 volumes were published in September 2011, followed by 16 more last month. An additional 20 of the booklets have been announced for March. A compilation volume (Worldwide 75999) supplemented with new essays has been scheduled for release in June.    

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For 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.