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As summer approaches, so does the start of a new fiscal year for many of our library clients. This may be a good time to consider implementing an approval plan with Worldwide Books.


As specialists in the selection and distribution of exhibition catalogues and other publications on art, architecture, photography and design, we at Worldwide are uniquely qualified to administer art-related approval plans that are highly flexible and targeted to a library's specific acquisitions needs and budget. In effect, we can function as an arm of your acquisitions department, assisting your staff with the labor-intensive task of selecting appropriate new titles for your collection.


Worldwide offers a broad range of standard plans designed to accommodate varying budget levels or interests in particular periods or subject areas, any of which may be modified to any desired degree. Museum-based selection profiles are available for coverage of publications from the hundreds of domestic and foreign institutions that we monitor, either as stand-alone plans or as add-ons to a standard plan. And we offer fully customized subject-based coverage designed to fulfill highly focused acquisitions needs. We work closely with our library clients to establish the parameters of a plan, with a view to minimizing the return of unwanted or duplicated titles.


For more information on Worldwide's widely acclaimed approval-plan program, please click here, or contact our Approval Plan Manager, David Fogel, who would be glad to explore with you the many options open to your library.



50th Anniversary Guestbook  

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.
We would love to hear from you!

New Titles 


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

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

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 




The Fundación Azcona and the Institut Valenciŕ d'Art Modern (IVAM) have embarked on an ambitious project to produce a catalogue raisonné of the work of Spanish sculptor Julio González (1876-1942). The first two volumes of the planned seven-volume set have already been published and are now available for sale in North America. Volume I (Worldwide 76151) focuses on the artist's work from 1900-1918, starting with his arrival in Paris and his association with other expatriate Spanish artists such as Juan Gris, Pablo Gargallo and Pablo Picasso. Volume II (Worldwide 76156) features sketchbooks produced by González from 1912 to 1923 that include studies for his first welded sculptures, which he began creating in 1918, expanding on technical skills developed while working in an automobile factory. The third volume is scheduled for publication later this year.


The first two volumes can be ordered through our Web site at this time; Worldwide is also accepting standing orders for the forthcoming volumes, which will be supplied as they become available in North America. Please contact us if you would like to submit an order for the entire seven-volume set.



Current exhibitions 


One of the most popular shows held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., this year, the recently concluded "Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Ito Jakuchu" presented what is acknowledged to be one of the greatest achievements in the history of Japanese nature painting: Itō Jakuchu's thirty-scroll Colorful Realm of Living Beings. Created over the span of a decade by the 18th-century Japanese painter, this masterpiece combines numerous East Asian traditions of bird-and-flower painting to depict in meticulous detail mythical and actual flora and fauna. Each of the scrolls, as well as the accompanying Buddha Śākyamuni tryptich from the Zen monastery Shōkokuji in Kyoto, is documented in the sumptuously illustrated exhibition catalogue (Worldwide 34482). Due to the immense success of this unique show, the catalogue has sold out quickly and is now hard to obtain. Fortunately, Worldwide was able to secure a sufficient number of copies for its approval-plan customers, and still has a limited quantity available for firm orders.

Bringing together for the first time in a major exhibition the work of J.M.W. Turner, Claude Monet and Cy Twombly, "Turner, Monet, Twombly: Later Paintings" (see Worldwide 34529) presents some 70 paintings by the three celebrated figures, focusing on the latter part of each artist's career. The show juxtaposes works from three different eras in search of correspondences and shared qualities, and finds them in the way each of these three painters experimented with color, broke with traditions and pushed the boundaries of painting. The traveling exhibition opened at Moderna Museet in Stockholm and is on display at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart through the end of May; it will appear at Tate Liverpool beginning in June.


The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum has teamed up with three international museums (in Rome, Munich and Helsinki) to organize a major traveling exhibition that features some 75 paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe (see Worldwide 34470), whose work has surprisingly been shown only rarely in Europe. Accompanied by 50 photographs by Stieglitz, Newman, Strand and Adams, the selected works represent the full range of O'Keeffe's oeuvre - including cityscapes of New York, her iconic large-scale close-ups of flowers and New Mexico vistas.


Documenting the first major museum exhibition dedicated solely to Klimt's drawings, Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line (Worldwide 34473) features more than 100 drawings, many of which have never before been exhibited in America. The show is currently on view at the Albertina in Vienna and will later travel to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, opening there in early July.



Ordering Books


Worldwide Books accepts orders through our Web site, as well as by telephone, fax, e-mail, mail, and through a number of electronic ordering systems such as INNOPAC or EDIFACT
When ordering through our Web site, selecting titles for which we have already created complete bibliographic records is easy. 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 that 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. Libraries that wish to place orders using INNOPAC or EDIFACT should contact Worldwide for easy setup instructions.

If a title does not appear to be listed on our Web site, do not hesitate to contact us directly. Although we update our online database daily, adding and revising bibliographic records for scores of new and forthcoming titles, we may be able to supply certain books that do not appear on our Web site, or we may be able to order them for you. 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 fill the order, or inform you about the availability of the book(s).
For fast and accurate processing, all orders should include as much information about the titles being requested as possible. 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 possible and we are happy to help. Librarians should feel free to call (607-272-9200, or toll-free at 800-473-8146) or to 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.
We always look forward to receiving your orders, and we welcome your inquiries, feedback and suggestions.


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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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