Dear Subscriber,

With ARLIS right around the corner, Worldwide is gearing up to venture across the border to Toronto.  


As usual, we have assembled a selection of interesting and noteworthy new books for display at our booth. A sneak preview of some of the titles can be found in the Staff Picks section of this newsletter. 


Although the design of this year's tote bag is being kept top secret and will not be leaked, we suspect this anniversary edition of our eco-friendly bag will rank high among the most desirable ARLIS swag of 2012. Be sure to pick one up when you stop by our booth to see David, Eileen and Kelly. 


We hope to see you there!




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New Titles 


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

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "February 2012" 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.

By region:

Asia  |  Europe  |  Middle East/North Africa  |  Latin America   
U.S.  |  Canada  |  Australia  |  Russia
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Non-Western (traditional)    
Africa  |  Near and Middle East  |  Far East 
Oceania  |  Native North America
By medium:

Painting  |  Drawing  |  Prints  |  Sculpture
Photography  |  Video  |  Installation Art          
Architecture  |  Interior Design  |  Graphic Design  |  Fashion

By period:

300-1400   |  1400-1600  |  1600-1800  |  1800-1900  |  1900-1945    
Post-1945  |  Post-1970  |  Post-1990  |  Post-2000

By topic:

Decorative Arts  |  Women Artists  |  Urban Planning  |  Design

By approval plan:

Plan 1 (Basic)  |  Plan 2 (Supplemental)  |  Plan 7 (English text)

By type of publisher:

Trade press  |  University press  |  Non-trade/Non-university press

By language of text:

English  |  French  |  German  |  Italian  |  Spanish


Staff Picks 


As is the case each month, our latest list of new titles includes a number of Canadian publications and titles about art or artists from Canada. Canadian museums and galleries actively publish catalogues documenting their exhibitions and collections, which range in focus from traditional Aboriginal art to cutting-edge contemporary pieces, and from the regional to the international art scene.

Launching a new series of catalogues that document its fine arts collections, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has published the first volume -- dedicated to art from Canada, and especially Quebec -- in conjunction with the opening of its new Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion of Quebec and Canadian Art (see Worldwide 75505). On the opposite side of the spectrum (and the country) lies the Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, one of the largest collections of international contemporary art in Canada with many of its works regularly on loan to major museums; one of its latest catalogues presents recent works and performances by renowned British artist Martin Creed (Worldwide 75612).
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Those who will be attending the ARLIS conference in Toronto are in luck: the Art Gallery of Ontario is currently hosting several exhibitions, including shows on Iain Baxter& (Worldwide 34322) and on Jack Chambers (Worldwide 34312). Among the more unusual publications this month is an exhibition catalogue from the AGO documenting an inaugural show by Canadian artist Iris Hussler that ran from November 2008 to June 2010 and presented a complex narrative describing a fictional history of the newly renovated Grange, an historical building that is part of the gallery complex (see Worldwide 75550). Toronto is also home to Twenty + Change, a project aimed at identifying emerging Canadian design and architecture firms; 2011 marked the third edition of this biennial exhibition (see Worldwide 75618).



Each year, Worldwide brings over 100 art books and exhibition catalogues to the ARLIS conference to illustrate the depth and breadth of our coverage, and this year is no different. Below is a small sampling of the selection you may expect to see on display at our booth.


  • Jack Tworkov: Accident of Choice -- The Artist at Black Mountain College, 1952 (Worldwide 34336);
  • Nicholas Hlobo: Skulptur, Installasjon, Performance, Tegning/Nicholas Hlobo: Sculpture, Installation, Performance, Drawing (Worldwide 34347);
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  • Weaving Abstraction: Kuba Textiles and the Woven Art of Central Africa (Worldwide 34351);
  • Will Barnet at 100 (Worldwide 34361);
  • Alice in Wonderland: Through the Visual Arts (Worldwide 34396);
  • Dan Flavin: Drawing (Worldwide 34410);
  • Pasadena to Santa Barbara: A Selected History of Art in Southern California (Worldwide 34428);
  • Deco Japan: Shaping Art & Culture, 1920-1945 (Worldwide 34432);
  • The Ungovernables (Worldwide 34436);
  • For a Sustainable World: Rencontres de Bamako, African Photography Biennial, 9th Edition (Worldwide 34484);
  • Dale Nichols: Transcending Regionalism (Worldwide 75535);
  • The Indiscipline of Painting (Worldwide 75752);
  • Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980 (Worldwide 75846);
  • From Renaissance to Rodin: Celebrating the Tanenbaum Gift (Worldwide 75847);
  • Vik Muniz: Le muse imaginaire (Worldwide 75848);
  • Biennials: Art on a Global Scale (Worldwide 144614);
  • A Front Row Seat (Worldwide 146214).
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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.