As a new year approaches, we look forward to examining the many new exhibition catalogues and art books that will be published throughout 2016. As in years past, we will be announcing hundreds of new museum and monographic publications in upcoming editions of this newsletter, each volume having been carefully selected by our Acquisitions staff, which reviews thousands of titles each year to identify those publications most appropriate for inclusion in our approval-plan program.
A Worldwide Books approval plan functions as a highly effective and responsive extension of your own acquisitions department, as our staff carefully selects those titles that best fit the specific acquisitions needs of our individual library clients. Entrusting important collection-development functions of your library to Worldwide can free up valuable staff time that might otherwise be spent on the labor-intensive selection process, and our meticulous approach--all plan assignments are made with the book in hand--consistently yields exceptionally low rates of return. Firm orders may be placed by fax, phone, mail, email, or EDI. Worldwide monitors the publishing activities of hundreds of domestic and foreign art museums and commercial presses, giving our clients unparalleled access to publications that may not be available from other sources.
We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2016.
Best wishes for the holiday season and the new year from the staff at Worldwide Books!  



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New Titles 


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Recent Exhibitions 

The National Gallery in London is currently hosting a major exhibition of portraits by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), including drawings and miniatures as well as canvases. The show's catalogue explores Goya's relationship to his sitters and examines his work in the context of the social, political and cultural currents of the Enlightenment. (Worldwide 36849)


Despite their similar backgrounds and practices, celebrated American painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) and his son Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946) produced very different work. The Denver Art Museum is currently exhibiting drawings, watercolors and paintings by both artists in a show that will travel  to the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid in the spring of 2016. (Worldwide 36860)

Around the World

During the 2014 Taipei Biennial, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum brought together more than 50 international artists and collaborative teams whose paintings, installations, photographs, videos and other works explore the impact of human activity on the environment.  (Worldwide 81582)

Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the British Museum recently held an exhibition focusing on contemporary propaganda attacking or supporting Napoleon Bonaparte produced on both sides of the English Channel. The show featured European satirical prints from the Museum's collection by such artists as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson and George Cruikshank. (Worldwide 36700)

Tracing a 25-year career, the Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Malaga, showcased paintings, prints, collages, photographs and sculptures by American artist Shepard Fairey (b. 1970), whose socially and politically engaged oeuvre gave impetus to the international street art movement of the 1990s and 2000s.  (Worldwide 36716)

Medieval Swabia, in southern Germany, was home to a tradition of fine woodcarving, many exquisite examples of which are held in the collections of various French museums. Earlier this year, the Musee du Louvre organized an exhibition at the Musee de Cluny featuring some 50 of these chiefly religious-themed polychromatic sculptures. (Worldwide 36817)

The Crawford Art Gallery is Ireland's oldest public museum and boasts a substantial collection of Irish art. A new catalogue with detailed entries highlights some 120 paintings and other works from this collection spanning three centuries.  (Worldwide 81601)

Musem Publications

Currently on view at the Palm Springs Art Museum is an exhibition that documents the history of the Weiner Family Collection amassed by American oil baron Ted Weiner and housed at the museum for the past 40 years. With a focus on international sculpture of the postwar period, the collection includes works by such major figures as Calder, Picasso, Moore, and Lipchitz. The show highlights more than 60 of the most important works, which are thoroughly documented in the catalogue. (Worldwide 36828)

The Mobile Museum of Art recently featured the work of African American ceramic artist Charles Smith (b. 1949) in a show that surveyed his career since the early 1970s. Among the influences reflected in his functional vessels and sculptural pieces are Art Nouveau, Native North and South American art and African art.  (Worldwide 81538)

From mid-summer through the fall, the Worcester Art Museum hosted an important private collection of 19th-century American folk art that includes numerous painted furniture pieces from New England and previously unexhibited portraits of children by itinerant artists.  (Worldwide 81540)

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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