Each month, this newsletter brings to your attention hundreds of newly listed exhibition catalogues and standard art books, each title catalogued by medium, period, and region. This issue lists the more than 500 publications Worldwide received into stock in March, 2015.


The sheer volume of new art-related titles can make it difficult for librarians to effectively develop their collections. An approval plan with Worldwide Books can significantly simplify the process.


As a leading specialist in the selection and distribution of catalogues and books on art, architecture, photography and design, Worldwide Books is uniquely qualified to assist librarians in the complex task of collection development. Our expertise enables us to administer approval plans that target a library's specific acquisitions needs in ways that a generalist vendor simply cannot match. In short, we know what we are selling. Despite the fact that colleges and universities often pursue institution-wide purchasing policies that favor large, "one-stop-shop" vendors, many art librarians maintain plans with Worldwide precisely because our familiarity with the material yields unparalleled results.


Consider the many advantages of an approval plan with Worldwide Books: our broad, well-informed coverage reduces time spent on identifying appropriate new publications; direct access to our highly responsive staff provides a better customer-service experience; meticulously designed approval-plan profiles are administered with the book in hand; and free placeholder MARC records facilitate the processing of new acquisitions.


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New Titles 


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Recent Exhibitions


In a previous issue of this newsletter we highlighted a recent exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans of works by Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) that were inspired by his visit to New Orleans (see Worldwide 36218). Two more exhibitions are now taking a closer look at the celebrated American artist's work. The Art Gallery of Ontario is currently showing "Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time" (see Worldwide 36369), a retrospective featuring some 100 paintings and drawings from public and private collections in which Austrian curator Dieter Buchhart explores the images and symbols that the artist appropriated from the street. Buchhart also curated "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks," which recently opened at the Brooklyn Museum (see Worldwide 36445). From 1980 to 1987, Basquiat recorded handwritten poems, lists, symbols, observations and drawings in a series of notebooks. The show features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings.



The Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterlo owns a number of paintings by French Neo-Impressionist Georges Seurat (1859-1891). The museum recently presented an exhibition that included these Pointillist paintings as well as some 40 other paintings and drawings by Seurat and some 60 works by such artists as Maximilien Luce, Henry van de Velde, Theo van Rysselberghe and Jan Toorop that reveal the influence of Seurat's new style of painting. (Worldwide 36397)


Last fall, the Saatchi Gallery, London, presented "Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now," showcasing recent art by established and emerging Ukrainian artists. The show featured more than 70 pieces by 38 artists whose works reflect the complex issues and challenges facing Ukraine. (Worldwide 80337)



Also last fall, the two-part exhibition "Sacred Places, Sacred Books" took place in Antwerp, focusing on the three great monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Centered around the theme of pilgrimage, the show at MAS, Museum aan de Stroom, featured such diverse works as Caravaggio's "Madonna of Loreto," on loan from the Basilica de Sant'Agostino; Marc Chagall's "Jerusalem," depicting the Wailing Wall; and a gilded lock and key from the Kaaba, holy relics from the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul (see Worldwide 36414). A concurrent show at the Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience examined the structure and content of the Tanakh, the Bible and the Qu'ran through 45 manuscripts and printed publications--15 for each sacred book--that illuminate their similarities and differences (see Worldwide 80775).




Until recently, the Bildmuseet at Umea University was showing contemporary art from Havana. The exhibition originally opened at the Belkin Art Gallery at the University of British Columbia in early 2014, where it was conceived as an update to a 1997 exhibition titled "Utopian Territories: New Art from Cuba" (see Worldwide 26125). The show featured works created since 2000 by such Cuban artists as Javier Castro, Sandra Ceballos Obaya, Ricardo Elias, Luis Garciga Romay and Lazaro Saavedra Gonzalez. (Worldwide 80666)


Swiss photographer Luc Chessex moved to Cuba in 1961. Newly graduated from the Vevey School of Photography, he left Switzerland to join Fidel Castro's revolution, documenting daily life in Havana in the 1960s as a photographer for the Cuban Ministry of Culture. Chessex later became the artistic director for the magazine Cuba internacional, followed by a stint as a traveling reporter for the Prensa Latina agency. The Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, organized an exhibition featuring his images, a show currently on view at the Fondation A Stichting, Brussels. (Worldwide 80568). 



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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