As many of you know, Fort Worth, Texas, will host the 43rd ARLIS/NA Annual Conference from March 19th through 23rd, and Worldwide Books will be in attendance. Kelly, Eileen and David will be on hand at our booth in the exhibitor hall on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to stop by and say "Howdy!"


For more than fifty years, Worldwide Books has been assisting libraries with collection development in the areas of art, architecture, photography and design by administering custom-tailored approval plans, filling firm orders, curating focused thematic collections and compiling opening-day collections for new institutions. We always welcome the opportunity to present our services to art librarians, selectors and acquisitions staff, and to demonstrate the many ways in which we can help facilitate your acquisitions process and help guide your collection development.


If your library already subscribes to a Worldwide Books approval plan, the ARLIS conference is a great opportunity to discuss your selection criteria and profile with the people who have an active hand in selecting the titles you receive from us. Not currently a customer, or not familiar with who we are? Stop by our booth anyway, or ask around; there is a good chance that one of your fellow art librarians will be happy to explain how their institution benefits from Worldwide's services. Or, simply browse through the selection of new exhibition catalogues and art books that will be on display.


Each year, Worldwide sponsors two research awards for new publications and electronic resources. Submissions come from the ARLIS/NA membership and are reviewed by the ARLIS/NA Research Awards Committee. We look forward to the announcement of this year's winners during the convocation ceremony at the conference.


We hope to see you there! 



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New Titles 


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Latina Caliente


The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is currently holding a major retrospective of the work of prominent Colombian artist Doris Salcedo (b. 1958), presenting meticulously hand-crafted sculptural objects, site-specific installations and documentation of public interventions in Colombia, the United States and Turkey. This exhibition will travel to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Pérez Art Museum Miami later this year. (Worldwide 36326)


In her work, Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo (b. 1974) denounces violence against women and, more generally, diverse forms of violence in contemporary society. Often taking recent episodes of civil unrest in Guatemala as a starting point, her performances and interventions are brutal and physically demanding, exploring the cruel ramifications of social injustice, discrimination and other abuses. Photographs and videos of Galindo's performances were on view at the Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea in Milan in the spring of 2014. (Worldwide 36230)


In a show on view through April 6, 2015, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York presents the first American group exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American design, examining the dialogue between contemporary trends and design-related legacies in Latin America. Works produced chiefly since 2000 by some 75 designers, artists, craftspeople and collaborative teams address such diverse issues as commodification, urbanization and sustainability. (Worldwide 36275)


The Wexner Center for the Arts, at Ohio State University in Columbus, recently showed "Cruzamentos," an ambitious exhibition presenting more than 80 art works by 35 contemporary Brazilian artists working in a wide variety of styles and media, including painting, installations, photography, sculpture and video. The focus is on art of the past 30 years, and features works by such established and emerging artists as Beatriz Milhazes, Dias & Riedweg, Tatiana Blass and Jac Leirner. (Worldwide 36390)  


The Pérez Art Museum Miami recently presented a major survey of the work of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes (b. 1960). Showcasing more than 40 abstract paintings, collages and screenprints produced over the past 25 years, the exhibition traced the development of a distinctive and colorful painting style that is indebted to a broad range of art historical movements, including Colonial Baroque, European Modernism and American Pop art. (Worldwide 36328) 


Revisiting a 1955 exhibition titled "Latin American Architecture since 1945," the Museum of Modern Art in New York has announced a forthcoming show titled "Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980." Including architectural drawings, sketches and both archival and newly commissioned photographs, the accompanying catalogue--due in May, 2015--will present the work of architects who took on the challenges of modernization in Latin America during a period of self-questioning, exploration and complex political shifts. (Worldwide 36417)




Ruskin's Lost Daguerrotypes



Worldwide's sister company in London, the antiquarian bookseller and publisher Bernard Quaritch Limited, has announced a new title in its growing list of publications on early photography: Carrying off the Palaces: John Ruskin's Lost Daguerrotypes (Worldwide 165434).


The inspiration for this book was a remarkable discovery made by authors Ken Jacobson and Jenny Jacobson at a small country auction in 2006. One lightly regarded lot was a distressed mahogany box crammed with long-lost daguerreotypes that were later confirmed as having once belonged to John Ruskin (1819-1900), the celebrated British art critic, draftsman and social reformer. Despite some ambivalence about the photographic medium, Ruskin assiduously collected, commissioned and produced daguerreotypes and paper photographs throughout his career, pioneering the use of the collotype and platinotype processes for book illustration. Many of the recovered daguerreotypes, which include scenes of Italy, France and Switzerland, have enabled insights into the ways in which photographic imagery influenced the composition and style of Ruskin's landscape watercolors.


The publication includes a fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of the 325 known Ruskin daguerreotypes. The vast majority of the newly-discovered plates are published here for the first time. Also included is a well-illustrated essay examining the conservation of Ruskin's photographs.


Worldwide is now accepting order for this forthcoming title, which is due in April, 2015. 



Amir Khusrau 



On the occasion of Jashn-e-Khusrau [Festival of Khusrau] 2013, a series of symposiums, lectures, exhibitions and concerts held in New Delhi, the Aga Khan Foundation has published two books dedicated to Sufi musician, poet and scholar Amir Khusrau (1253-1325), a leading figure in the poetry of Persianate Central Asia whose work, blending Hindu and Islamic traditions, has become an intrinsic part of the cultural heritage of South Asia. Jashn-e-Khusrau: Celebrating the Genius of Khusrau (Worldwide 80535) explores Khusrau's multi-faceted accomplishments in a wide range of historical and cultural contexts, featuring excerpts from his poems and illustrations of related illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and other visual art works. World of Khusrau: Innovations & Contributions (Worldwide 80142) focuses on the poet's manuscripts and the works of his contemporaries.  


Both publications include audio CDs that feature performances of Khusrau's poems and musical compositions.


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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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