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As it does for many of our library clients, July 1 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for Worldwide Books, and we will be conducting our annual inventory from July 1 through July 3. While our staff diligently takes stock of all exhibition catalogues and books in our warehouse (nearly 65,000 volumes representing more than 35,000 individual titles), business as usual will be briefly suspended and no approval-plan shipments or firm orders will be processed during those few days. However, customers may still submit orders through regular channels (e-mail, website, telephone, fax or mail), and all orders will be promptly processed after the July 4th holiday. E-mail and voicemail will be monitored throughout the week, and we will respond immediately to urgent queries. We apologize for any inconvenience.




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Recent Exhibitions    
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An exhibition that recently concluded touring in Japan featured new works created in 2011 and 2012 by renowned Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959), including 12 sculptures, 18 oil paintings and scores of drawings -- all depicting the cartoon-like children and animals that characterize the Pop art-inspired work for which he is best known (see Worldwide 77972). Most of the sculptures that appeared in the Japanese exhibition are currently on view through the end of this month at Pace Gallery in New York, alongside six new paintings by the artist (see Worldwide 77981).


Rarely have the traditional arts of Tanzania been the subject of an exhibition outside of Tanzania or Germany (of which the former was a colony until World War I). From February to May of this year, the QCC Art Gallery at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, NY, held a major show featuring some 150 sculptures, masks and other objects from international lenders, including a number of major European museums. The exhibition is currently on view at the Portland Museum of Art. (see Worldwide 35263)


The Österreichisches Theatermuseum has developed a comprehensive survey of the stage designs of Frederick J. Kiesler (1890-1965). The Austrian-born artist-architect worked in a wide range of media, which he incorporated into his highly original scenic designs for theater projects in Vienna and later in New York, having immigrated to the United States in 1926. The exhibition also traveled to Museum Villa Stuck in Munich and La Casa Encendida in Madrid. (Worldwide 35196)


Julio González 


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 celebrated 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. The release of the third volume has been announced for August 2013.


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.  Volume III (Worldwide 76288covers the period 1919-1929, and examines González's influence on Picasso and American sculptor David Smith.


The first three volumes can be ordered through our website 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. 



German Porcelain



Meissen may be the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of German porcelain, but as a new collection catalogue from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens will attest, there is more to the story than the output of the renowned ceramics manufactory (see Worldwide 77907). The collection of Warda Stevens Stout contains not only many pieces from the birthplace of German ceramics in the town of Meissen, but also examples from such regions as Ansbach, Frankenthal, Nymphenburg, Thuringia and Vienna. The more than 400 delicate sculptures, tableware items and decorative objects are presented by region and are documented by fine color illustrations and descriptive commentaries. 


(To see more books on 18th-century German ceramics, click here.)   


About Us  
For over 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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