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New Titles 


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Architecture Biennale in Venice



"Fundamentals," the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, directed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas (b. 1944), concluded this past weekend, and while related publications may still be forthcoming, some are already available.



Exploring the theme of "Absorbing Modernity, 1914-2014," the Biennale's main catalogue (Worldwide 35991) surveys the development of architectural modernism in each of the participating countries over the past century through documentation of research-based exhibitions, rather than overviews of current trends.




Part of the research-based approach of the 2014 Architecture Biennale includes the study of the origins and evolution of the smallest components of architectural projects, including their facades, stairs, corridors, roofs, doors, fireplaces, windows, balconies and walls. Elements of Venice (Worldwide 80361) offers a radical new way of seeing Venice from the perspective of its architectural details.  



"OfficeUS" examined the last 100 years of American architectural production abroad. The U.S. Pavilion was conceived as an experimental architectural office consisting of eight architects who researched and remade existing projects in order to construct an agenda for the future. The entire project will be documented in four publications: Agenda (Worldwide 36169), Atlas (Worldwide 80370), Manual (Worldwide 80418) and New World (Worldwide 80440).




Recent Publications



On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York, the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library of Columbia University and the Woodlawn Conservancy collaborated to produce the exhibition "Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art & Landscape at Woodlawn" and its accompanying catalogue. Tracing the cemetery's evolution from a garden necropolis to a National Historic Landmark, the exhibition and catalogue closely examine its landscape design and mausoleum architecture, created by some of the most renowned architects of the time, as well as the stained glass windows of the mausoleums and the sculpted monuments in stone and bronze, which include significant examples of memorial art of the 19th and 20th centuries. (Worldwide 80004)


Published in advance of a related exhibition presented at Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, a new book documents American painter Chuck Close's vital engagement with photography over the course of several decades, offering the first substantial critical assessment of his work in that medium. The handsome publication presents the full spectrum of Close's photographic work, from early Polaroids to large-format composites, studio maquettes, holograms, daguerreotypes and low-relief Woodburytypes, offering new insights into the creative process of the celebrated American artist (b. 1940). (Worldwide 160929)  




Prints & Projects



With more than 50,000 sheets, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has the largest collection of Japanese prints outside of Japan. In the ongoing project to catalogue this vast collection, the Museum has reached a new milestone: the publication of a two-volume collection catalogue of the works by innovative Ukiyo-e artist Suzuki Harunobu (ca. 1725-1770) and his immediate followers and pupils. Harunobu was the first Japanese artist to produce full-color prints (nishiki-e) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Detailed descriptions of the prints are accompanied by full-color illustrations. (Worldwide 79631)


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"The final Deitch Project" is how prominent American art dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch (b. 1950) refers to Live the Art, a recent publication that documents the more than 180 exhibitions and other events held at Deitch Projects over the course of the New York gallery's 15-year existence from 1996 through 2010. The book features a molded plastic plate on the cover -- created by New-York based graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister -- and photographic documentation of every installation and art event that took place in the small one-story building in Soho, which showcased the work of such notable international artists as Vanessa Beecroft, Nedko Solakov, Barry McGee, David LaChapelle, Raqib Shaw, Francesco Clemente and Dash Snow. (Worldwide 36054) 
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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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