Welcome to a new issue of our monthly Newsletter that provides links to records for all of the recently published exhibition catalogues and art books that Worldwide first received into stock in July. Various links embedded in the New Titles section allow subscribers to not only display the monthly list in full, with titles arranged alphabetically, but to also view various subject-based listings for the month that may be especially relevant to libraries collecting primarily in certain areas. More sophisticated filtering of the list is possible by using the Advanced Search page on our website, and may be accomplished by entering keywords and/or by selecting options from the various drop-down menus in conjunction with selecting "July 2015" from the "Recent Arrivals" drop-down menu.   

A complete list of titles that came into stock in the course of August will be provided in the next issue of this Newsletter. Although records for August receipts can already be retrieved through the Advanced Search page of our website using the Recent Arrivals drop-down menu, please bear in mind that new titles are added daily through the end of the month, and revisions to the list may be made during the first week of September before the entries for the month are finalized. So to stay up to date, be sure to check our website often!

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New Titles 


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Recent Exhibitions 

A recent exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum explored "enactment," a potent aspect of self-taught art and art brut. Through works in a variety of media
--including clothing and costumes, sculptures, installations, photographs, videos, and more--the show documents the performance art practices of some 27 self-taught artists from around the world, focusing on the ceremonies, rituals and other expressive gestures and actions in which they engage. (Worldwide 36638)

A picture frame may often be as interesting as the painting it displays. Some of the most inventive picture frames were created in late-16th-century Venice and are named after sculptor and architect Jacopo Sansovino (1486-1570). Whether intricately carved and embellished or more subtle and refined, the "Sansovino frame" was often integral to the art work and to the collector's décor. "Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames," an exhibition currently on display at the National Gallery, London, marks the first in a series of shows that the National Gallery has planned to explore specific frame types. (Worldwide 81215)

In the West, raku refers to a quick, low-fire technique for making ceramics. This practice traces back to the Japanese Raku family of potters, who first introduced the technique in the 1500s and who to this day produce vessels for a new generation of Tea Ceremony teachers. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently presented an exhibition of raku ceramics titled "Raku: The Cosmos in a Teabowl"; while no exhibition catalogue was published, the show was accompanied by an English translation of a book originally published by the Raku Museum in Kyoto. (Worldwide 81112)

While the work of George Morland (1763-1804) may have been immensely popular at the time of his death, it has received little recent scholarly attention. With five critical essays, the catalogue of the exhibition "George Morland: In the Margins" examines the life and oeuvre of the English painter and the recurring themes of smugglers, gypsies, peddlers and other marginal characters in his work. The show was held at the Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds. (Worldwide 81111)

The Saint Louis Art Museum recently organized an exhibition examining the impact of Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516) on European printmaking. While Bosch is only directly connected to a handful of engravings by his contemporary Alart du Hameel, prints inspired by his work and produced by such artists as Pieter Bruegel the Elder proliferated after his death. The show features an outstanding selection of these Boschian prints, demonstrating the ways in which the artist's work exerted considerable international influence. The exhibition will be on view at the Harvard University Art Museums during the first half of 2016. (Worldwide 36587)

Works by El Taller de Grafica Popular (the Workshop for Popular Graphics, or TGP), a Mexican print studio specializing in politically-engaged posters, flyers, books, pamphlets, fine art portfolios and newspapers, are currently on view at the Georgia Museum of Art. The exhibition draws from a single private collection. (Worldwide 36579)

Italian art critic and collector Roberto Longhi (1889-1970) offered an original interpretation of Italian painting, establishing new links between artists of different periods and presenting new perspectives on art history. In a unique examination of the connoisseur and his artistic passions, the Musee Jacquemart-Andre in Paris has brought together works by celebrated Italian painters of the 14th to the 17th century (among them Giotto, Masaccio, Masolino, Piero della Francesca, Ribera and Caravaggio), presenting them in light of Longhi's theories and insights. (Worldwide 36564)

The dazzling textiles of the Kuba people, from the region of the present-day Democratic Republic of Congo, provide historical insight into the colonization of the region and the ways in which the presence of missionaries collided with the artistry and entrepreneurship of the African people. A recent exhibition presenting these textiles and exploring their impact on the art of modernism's masters (in particular Gustav Klimt) was held at the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College. (Worldwide 36539)


Mousse Publishing

Mousse Publishing is an independent publishing house founded in Milan in 2006, born as a spin-off of Mousse, the contemporary art magazine. In its publishing activities, the press collaborates with artists, writers, public and private institutions, galleries, and other cultural initiatives, with a focus on artist monographs and artists' books conceived and created in concert with the artist.

Mousse often works with leading European contemporary art museums and galleries on the publication of exhibition catalogues. In the tradition of Mousse magazine, many of their books are published in bilingual English/Italian editions and feature interviews with and essays by some of the most important international figures in art criticism, visual arts and curating.

Mousse has also published exhibition catalogues for some of the national pavilions at the Biennale di Venezia, including the Italian and Polish pavilions of the 2013 Biennale, and the New Zealand and Iraq pavilions of the Biennale in 2015. 

Mousse Publishing titles are occasionally distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., but Worldwide routinely orders directly from the Italian publisher as the press has no formal distribution arrangements with North American vendors; please note that libraries with a Worldwide approval-plan profile that excludes Italian publications and/or books distributed in the U.S.A. by D.A.P. may not receive automatic coverage of Mousse publications, but we would be glad to add their titles to your plan at your request.

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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