Dear Subscriber,

The recent ARLIS/NA conference in Toronto was a truly memorable event for us at Worldwide, not least because it gave us the opportunity to share in ARLIS's 40th anniversary celebration while marking a milestone of our own: our 50th anniversary as a business.


The conference was a pleasure to attend for other reasons as well. The exhibits were extremely well planned and managed this year, resulting in steady traffic through the exhibit hall over the two-day period. In addition to the many librarians who stopped by our booth to browse through our display of recent catalogues and books, to talk business, or just to say hello, we'd like to thank those conference planners responsible for locating the exhibit space adjacent to the session rooms, and for "breaking the fourth wall" of the space in such a way that we were brought face to face with our "audience" as they came and went from their conference sessions. This convenient spatial arrangement may have been a first for an ARLIS conference, and the results were dramatic and beneficial. It is our hope that the Toronto exhibits will serve as a model for the planners of future conferences in Pasadena and beyond.


Kudos also to Eric Wolf, Head Librarian at The Menil Collection and recipient of the 2012 Worldwide Books Award for Publications, which he received at the conference's convocation ceremony for his book American Art Museum Architecture: Documents and Design (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 2010; Worldwide 138538).


In honor of Worldwide's 50th anniversary, Stephanie Frontz and Kari Horowicz of the Western New York chapter of ARLIS/NA kindly arranged for a wonderful bouquet of celebratory balloons to be waiting at our booth when we arrived in Toronto, and we thank them for their thoughtfulness.


Thanks for a great conference! We look forward to seeing many of you next year in Pasadena!


Kelly Fiske

Eileen Baker

David Fogel 



As part of our ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, we have added a guestbook to our Web site. Be among the first to sign it or to share an anecdote about your dealings with Worldwide Books over the course of the past 50 years.
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New Titles 


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

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "March 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
By medium:

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Photography  |  Video  |  Installation Art          
Architecture  |  Interior Design  |  Graphic Design  |  Fashion

By period:

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Post-1945  |  Post-1970  |  Post-1990  |  Post-2000

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Decorative Arts  |  Women Artists  |  Urban Planning  |  Design

By approval plan:

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

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

By language of text:

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Staff Picks 


From June to November of this year, the National Gallery of Art in Washington will premiere an exhibition that will feature a selection of drawings and watercolors from the Joseph F. McCrindle bequest. McCrindle was a literary agent and lifelong art collector who amassed some 2,200 Old Master, 19th- and 20th-century drawings and more than 100 paintings and decorative art objects, all of which were bequeathed to some 30 museums upon his passing in 2009. The show at the NGA will feature a donation of 75 drawings and watercolors dating from the Renaissance to the modern period. The museum has announced the publication in May of a catalogue that will include a biography of McCrindle, an essay on the development of the collection, catalogue entries, a checklist and a bibliography (Worldwide 34430).


In an unprecedented collaboration between El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum of Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem, an exhibition titled "Caribbean: Crossroads of the World" will examine the visual arts across the Caribbean since the beginning of the nineteenth century, featuring over 400 works from the island nations, Europe and the United States (see Worldwide 34533).


In May, the first major Canadian retrospective on American Pop artist Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) will open at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Titled "Beyond Pop: Tom Wesselmann," the exhibition will trace the artist's oeuvre throughout the second half of the twentieth century (see Worldwide 34506). 
"Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974" is the first large-scale exhibition to examine the Land art movement of the 1960s and 70s. Presented at The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the show will feature works by more than 80 international artists who used the natural environment as an artistic medium while incorporating language, photography, film and television as an integral part of their creative process (see Worldwide 34489).


Ray Anne Lockard's paper that addressed the increasing importance of biennial exhibition catalogues for many libraries (which was presented as part of the conference session titled "Collecting to Serve the Needs of the 21st Century Art Patron") highlighted some of the difficulties in identifying and acquiring these critical resources. Worldwide continues our efforts to provide a broad range of these often hard-to-obtain publications that rarely see commercial distribution in the U.S.A. Recently stocked titles include catalogues and related publications for: image3
  • the 2007, 2009 and 2011 editions of the Moscow Biennale;
  • the 2011 Yokohama Triennale (Worldwide 34273);
  • the 2012 Colombo Art Biennale (Worldwide 75938);
  • the 2012 Whitney Biennial (Worldwide 34380);
  • the 2011 International Triennial of New Media Art (Worldwide 34420);
  • the FotoFest 2012 Biennial (Worldwide 34456);
  • and the 2008 Hong Kong/Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture (Worldwide 75631).

Copies of the 2008 and 2010 Shanghai Biennale catalogues (Worldwide 34447 and 34492) and of the publications related to the 12th Istanbul Biennale (Worldwide 34490, 75920 and 75921) are expected to arrive soon.


Use the Special Series pulldown menu on our Advanced Search page to find more biennial- and triennial-related publications. If you do not see the biennial you are looking for listed on the menu, select "Other misc. biennials/triennials/etc." and enter the city in the 'Exhibitor, Organizer, publishers or series title" field.



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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.


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