Dear Subscriber,

In the past year, several libraries that subscribe to our approval-plan program have elected to receive vendor records in MARC format for the exhibition catalogues and art books we select for them.


With each shipment, customers receive a batch of MARC records by email or through FTP, containing basic bibliographic information drawn from our database and mapped to the appropriate MARC tags, as well as invoice details and, as an option, certain reference codes for internal use by the library. These records can be readily imported into all major library management systems (including Millennium, Voyager and Aleph), saving valuable staff time and speeding up the processing of newly received books and invoices.


At this time, Worldwide cannot provide fully catalogued MARC records. However, we have excellent working relationships with such library service providers as MARCnow and Backstage Library Works; if a library has an existing cataloguing arrangement with such a vendor, we would be happy to route approval shipments through them. 





Did you know that previous issues of our newsletter are still available through our website? You can find them here.

Starting with the 2009 issues, PDF versions of our monthly printed list are also archived on our website and can be viewed or downloaded here.

Would you like to receive occasional email alerts about new and noteworthy publications that may not be suitable for automatic inclusion in our approval plan program due to subject matter, special format, limited availability or price, but that may still be of interest to libraries? Then join the Desiderata mailing list here.

New Titles 


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

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "September 2013" 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:       
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:
(for more details on our approval plans, click here)

Basic Selections (Plan 01)
English textPlan 07  >  Plan 08  >  Plan 09  >  Plan 10
Foreign text  |  Foreign text highlight (Plan 12)
Pre-20th Century (Plan 05)  |  20th & 21st Centuries (Plan 06)

Supplemental Selections (Plan 02)
Pre-20th Century (Plan 04)  |  20th & 21st Centuries (Plan 03)

Special Order Selections

Additional Selections

By type of publisher:

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

By language of text:

English  |  French  |  German  |  Italian  |  Spanish


Current Exhibitions 



The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, which holds one of the world's premier collections of American photography, is currently hosting a major exhibition that traces the development of color photography in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present, examining important technological advances in the field and the gradual integration of color into American fine art photography. (Worldwide 35461)


In 1969, prominent Swiss curator and art historian Harald Szeemann mounted  the groundbreaking exhibition "Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form" at the Bern Kunsthalle, a legendary show that featured the work of a rising generation of avant-garde artists (see Worldwide 3990). Germano Celant, director of the Fondazione Prada, has replicated the original exhibition in its totality at Ca' Corner della Regina in Venice, where it is currently on view. The accompanying catalogue (Worldwide 35468) documents the works included in both shows and includes essays discussing the importance and continuing relevance of Szeemann's curatorial concept. See also the catalogue (Worldwide 78021) of a 2012 show at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco that explored the legacy of the 1969 exhibition through recent works by more than 40 international artists.


Presenting unconventional forms of photography, the recently concluded 13th edition of Le Mois de la Photo  Montral featured images produced through such vehicles as CCTV, Google Street View, robotics and drones. (Worldwide 35486).

The Parrish Art Museum in Watermill is currently hosting an exhibition titled "Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature." American artist Stuart (b. 1933) spearheaded the use of non-traditional materials from nature in the early 1970s, and the show focuses on the ways in which she has redefined the medium of drawing over the course of her career. The exhibition will travel to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in January, 2014. (Worldwide 35504)


An internationally traveling exhibition that surveys 50 years of photorealist painting will open at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery starting on November 30, and will feature works by three generations of international artists, each of whom is represented by two paintings. The show was previously on view at Kunsthalle Tbingen and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. (Worldwide 35473)


Until the end of October, the Muse Fabre in Montpellier presents an exhibition on the waterscapes of French Impressionist painter Paul Signac (1863-1935). Paintings, watercolors and drawings depicting rivers and coastal views are presented in the catalogue along with a correspondence between Signac and art critic George Besson consisting of some 100 letters. (Worldwide 35477)  


Featured Artists  


Anselm Kiefer


The culturally and politically engaged work of renowned German artist Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) has been extensively exhibited over the past three decades. In recent years, his new work has been shown at leading international venues for contemporary art, including the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao (Worldwide 31477); White Cube in London (Worldwide 78039 and 77703); the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz (Worldwide 78040); the Gagosian Gallery in New York (Worldwide 74335); and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Worldwide 34784).



Pablo Picasso


This past summer, the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco commemorated the 40th anniversary of Picasso's death with two major exhibitions that featured more than 160 works by the artist. Picasso dans la collection Nahmad (Worldwide 35476) presents masterpieces from a major private collection assembled over the course of several decades by Ezra and David Nahmad. Picasso: Cte d'Azur (Worldwide 35466) focuses on the summers Picasso spent on the French Mediterranean coast between 1920 and 1946, investigating the inspiration he drew from the region and its artistic traditions.

When Picasso settled permanently in Provence after the war, he created a ceramic oeuvre deeply rooted in the region's history and mythology. More than 150 of his ceramic pieces were featured in a recently concluded exhibition at the Centre d'art des Pnitents noirs in Aubagne (see Worldwide 78354). The show will open at Cit de la cramique in Svres this November.


Also this past summer, the Kunstmuseum Basel brought together works from its own collection of works by Picasso and additional pieces from private collections in Basel (including some that had never before been exhibited publicly) in a retrospective titled "The Picassos Are Here!" (see Worldwide 35274).


For recent monographic volumes on Picasso, see Worldwide 150392 and 153500.



Marc Chagall


Tate Publications has dedicated the third volume in its new Tate Introductions series (Worldwide 155053) to Chagall on the occasion of a recent exhibition at Tate Liverpool, which was organized in association with Kunsthaus Zrich. The catalogue (Worldwide 35253) features the Russian-born artist's early canvases and works on paper, and includes scholarly essays examining the evolution of his style. Works produced by Chagall from 1930 to 1948, a period spent first in Paris and later New York, where he lived in exile during World War II, are 
now on view at The Jewish Museum in New York (see Worldwide 35513). Featured are paintings and works on paper that reflect the tragedies of the war and the sudden death of his wife, Bella, in 1944.   


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.


Like us on Facebook