Over the past several years, many 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, subscribers 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 glad to route approval shipments through them.



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New Titles 


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Recent Exhibitions 

Last spring, the Bronx Museum of the Arts dedicated an exhibition to three Bronx-born photographers, each of whom developed a distinctive style: Jules Aarons (1921-2008) is known for his lyrical street scenes taken in New York and Boston between the late 1940s and early 1970s; Morton Broffman (1928-1992) was one of the many reporters and photographers who documented the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and other important events of the civil rights movement; the images of Joe Conzo (b. 1963) bear witness to defiant acts of civil disobedience in the South Bronx of the early 1980s, exemplified by his series of photographs documenting protests against the filming of the Paul Newman movie Fort Apache, the Bronx. (Worldwide 81280)
Now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, an exhibition titled "The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now" links the vibrant legacy of Chicago's African American avant-garde of the 1960s to current artistic and cultural trends. The catalogue features works by such prominent black artists as Renee Green, William Pope.L, Stan Douglas and Nari Ward, essays by leading curators and the transcript of a 2014 roundtable discussion held at the Renaissance Society on the campus of the University of Chicago. The show travels to the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in the fall of 2016. (Worldwide 36641)
The first solo exhibition at a Spanish museum of the work of Algerian-born French artist Adel Abdessemed (b. 1971) recently concluded at the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga. The show featured recent large-scale sculptures and more than 40 charcoal drawings, many of the works exploring themes of violence and conflict. (Worldwide 81337)
Published to accompany an exhibition organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Melvin Edwards: Five Decades features more than 90 works spanning the career of African American sculptor Edwards (b. 1937). The catalogue is richly illustrated with color plates of the artist's monumental welded pieces as well as numerous photographs from his personal archive. The show is currently on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, and will travel to the Columbus Museum of Art in 2016. (Worldwide 36337)


Future Exhibitions

Occasionally, a book that serves as the catalogue of an exhibition will be published well in advance of the opening of the show. Two recent publications provide such sneak previews:
The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire was published by Smithsonian Books in advance of a 2018 exhibition of the same name to be held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C. Through images, maps, models and some 140 Pre-Columbian objects--including ceramics, textiles, gold and silver ornaments, and stone carvings--the show will explore the celebrated Inca road system, a 25,000-mile network of paved roads running north-south through South America that was built mainly during the height of the Inca Empire in the 16th century and that survives largely intact. The well-illustrated book examines the historical and cultural significance of the road system, a remarkable feat of engineering that connected the capital city of Cusco to the farthest reaches of the empire. (Worldwide 36615)
Kentucky by Design: The Decorative Arts and American Culture offers a comprehensive examination of folk- and applied-art objects from the state of Kentucky that were documented by the Index of American Design, an important initiative of the Federal Art Project, the visual arts branch of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The book features architectural designs, furniture pieces, ceramics, musical instruments, textiles, clothing, glass and metalwork, with a special focus on Shaker culture.  Excellent color illustrations and archival photographs complement essays and catalogue entries by historians, curators and preservationists. The accompanying exhibition is slated to open in August, 2016, at the Frazier History Museum, Louisville. (Worldwide 36634)

Silvana Editoriale

Silvana Editoriale was established as an independent publishing house shortly after World War II by printer Amilcare Pizzi. Its first publications were dedicated to such Italian masters as Giotto, Tiepolo and Mantegna, and the press quickly established itself as an important player in the field of art-book publishing, establishing co-publishing arrangements with a variety of American and European publishers. From the 1970s on, the company cooperated with financial institutions interested in preserving Italy's cultural heritage through the publication of art books. At the beginning of the 1990s, its focus shifted to exhibition and collection catalogues. Silvana Editoriale continues to publish well-illustrated, high-quality art books and exhibition catalogues in Italian, French and English, often featuring critical essays by leading curators and art critics.

  • La nascita di Magnum/The Birth of Magnum: Capa, Cartier-Bresson, Chim, Rodger In a show that opened in October, 2014, the Museo del Violino in Cremona showcased images by founding members of the international photographic cooperative Magnum, among them Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David "Chim" Seymour and George Rodger. (Worldwide 36623)
  • La Grande Guerra: Arte e artisti al fronte As part of the larger project titled "La Grande guerra: Arte, luoghi, propaganda," this exhibition examined the work of Italian artists who served in World War I. (Worldwide 36627)
  • Giovanni da Modena: Un pittore all'ombra di San Petronio The first exhibition devoted to Giovanni di Pietro Falloppi, better known as Giovanni da Modena (active 1409-1456), examines one of the key figures of Late Gothic painting in Italy. (Worldwide 36629)
  • Tanzio da Varallo incontra Caravaggio: Pittura a Napoli nel primo Seicento Italian painter Antonio D'Enrico, better known as Tanzio da Varallo (ca. 1575-ca. 1633), was strongly influenced by Caravaggio. The Galleria d'Italia presented Tanzio's work in the context of paintings by other followers of Caravaggio. (Worldwide 36637)
  • Michelangelo e il Novecento Three concurrent exhibitions present works by international artists of the 20th century who were influenced by Michelangelo Buonarotti (1475-1564). (Worldwide 36639)
  • Duilio Cambellotti: Le grazie e le virtu dell'acqua One of the most versatile Italian artists of the early 20th century, Duilio Cambellotti (1876-1960) produced paintings, sculptures, prints, advertisements, and architectural and set designs while playing an influential role in the Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. (Worldwide 36645)
  • Felice Casorati: Collezioni e mostre tra Europa e Americhe Highly sought after, the paintings of prominent Italian artist Felice Casorati (1883-1963) can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout Europe and the Americas. (Worldwide 36649)

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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