Dear Subscriber,

There are many ways in which Worldwide Books learns of new exhibition catalogues and other art-related publications that we may wish to include in our approval plan programs. We systematically review the new offerings of domestic and foreign trade publishers, university presses and distributors, and our acquisitions staff also rigorously and exhaustively monitors the exhibition schedules of hundreds of museums throughout the world to find out about new catalogues of potential interest to our clients.


Although there is significant overlap between these two methods -- since many museums routinely team up with commercial publishers and distributors to more economically and efficiently produce and market their titles -- each year a large number of exhibition and collection catalogues continue to be published independently by museums and galleries both large and small. Worldwide prides itself on its ability to offer a wide range of these somewhat more obscure and harder-to-obtain publications for our library clients. 


Occasionally, a customer's order or inquiry helps to alert us to a title from a source that we do not routinely monitor. And increasingly, publishers and even authors contact us directly to ask that we consider their books for inclusion in our approval plan program and database. We always welcome announcements of new and forthcoming publications, the details of which can be submitted for our consideration through the online form on our website.  





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New Titles 


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

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John Cage 

A recent issue of Desiderata, our newly launched email alert service, featured the first volume of a three-volume catalogue raisonn of the visual art of celebrated American composer, writer and artist John Cage (1912-1992). The first volume (Worldwide 77982) is dedicated to a series of drawings inspired by the renowned Zen rock garden Ryōanji, located in Kyoto, Japan, while subsequent volumes will focus on his prints and watercolors.


A number of recent books have been published to commemorate the centenary of Cage's birth, including a reprint of a biography (Worldwide 148588), several exhibition catalogues and collections of writings by or about the artist, as well as the newly announced catalogue raisonn.

Worldwide 34977                    Worldwide 76106                    Worldwide 71542


Recent Exhibitions  

The Centre Pompidou recently presented an exhibition on Eileen Gray (1878-1976), the noted Irish furniture designer and modernist architect. The retrospective featured scale models, architectural drawings and more than 70 furniture pieces and decorative objects that showcased her multidisciplinary talents. (Worldwide 35282)


Throughout the 20th century, artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Jean Tinguely, Dan Flavin, James Turrell, Anish Kapoor, Carsten Hller and Ann Veronica Janssens have experimented with light and movement in a variety of media. At the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, works by nearly 150 international artists were presented in an exhibition that explored optical and kinetic dimensions of abstract art. (Worldwide 35296)


In 1930s France, a coalition of left-wing groups united as the Front populaire, their anti-fascist agenda placing strong emphasis on improving labor conditions, increasing social rights and promoting disarmament. The tumultuous events surrounding the Front populaire were documented by some of the most important photographers active in France during the period, among them Brassa, Capa, Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Kertsz and Ronis. (Worldwide 77991)


One of the few prominent female artists of the avant-garde art scene in early 20th-century Paris was Marie Laurencin (1883-1956), whose circle included such artists as Picasso, Delaunay, Gleizes and Picabia. The Muse Marmottan Monet recently presented some 70 paintings and 20 watercolors produced by the artist from 1905 to 1935, selected from a massive oeuvre that encompasses thousands of paintings, drawings, prints and other works. (Worldwide 35261)


In May, an exhibition titled "Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead" opened at the Corning Museum of Glass, presenting an extensive selection of glass beads and beaded objects from around the world that are held in the Museum's permanent collection. An accompanying publication highlights 50 of the finest examples on display in the show, which runs until January 5, 2014. (Worldwide 78037)


To inaugurate a program of exhibitions of contemporary art, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is currently showing wall sculptures by renowned American artist Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923). The centerpiece of the show is Sculpture for a Large Wall, a monumental 1957 work composed of 104 shaped aluminum panels that was originally commissioned for the Philadelphia Transportation Building, where it was displayed until being acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1998. (Worldwide 77984)  


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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