As many of you know, Seattle will host the 44th ARLIS/NA + VRA Joint Conference from March 8th through 12th, and Worldwide Books will be in attendance. Kelly, Eileen and David will be on hand at our booth in the exhibitor hall on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, so please be sure to stop by and say hello!
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 approval plans, filling firm orders, curating focused thematic collections and compiling opening-day collections for new libraries. We always welcome the opportunity to present our services to art librarians, selectors and acquisitions staff, and to outline the many ways in which we can 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. If you are not familiar with our company, we hope that you will stop by and allow us to fill you in on our services, and take the time to 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 in Seattle!  



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New Titles 


To view all the new titles that we first listed in December, click here

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "December 2015" from the Recent Arrivals menu in combination with any other parameter or keyword to obtain relevant results on specific subjects, or choose one of the main categories below.

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(for more details on our approval plans, click here)

Basic Selections (Plan 01)
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Forthcoming Titles 

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane are currently holding the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, the only exhibition series of the more than 160 biennials and triennials worldwide to focus on the contemporary art of Asia, Australia and the Pacific, featuring established and emerging artists from more than 25 countries. This year's edition emphasizes the role of performance in contemporary art, and features live actions, videos and kinetic pieces as well as figurative paintings and sculptures by more than 80 artists, among them Richard Bell, Haegue Yang and Len Lye. The Triennial runs through April 10th. (Worldwide 36943)
Click here for the catalogues of the Triennial's previous editions.
Arts and Crafts Tiles

The Two Red Roses Foundation has an extensive collection of Arts and Crafts decorative objects that is being documented in an ongoing series of collection catalogues. In the latest installment, the focus is on the collection of decorative tiles from such American and British manufacturers as Grueby, Rookwood, Marblehead, Newcomb, Batchelder, Rhead, Morris and Doulton. Featured are more than 165 individual tiles, running friezes, wainscots, fireplaces, panels, rooms and outdoor installations (see also Worldwide 80638). (Worldwide 81983)

Musem Publications

Mark Rothko: An Essential Reader, a collection of critical essays, accompanies a major Rothko retrospective currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. It also documents all of the paintings featured in the exhibition, which was organized by and draws mostly from the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The show was previously on view at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, and the Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul. (Worldwide 81785)
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston also recently exhibited some 160 pieces of 19th-century stoneware pottery from Texas held in its Bayou Bend Collections. The show and accompanying catalogue trace the history of Texas pottery as it developed between the 1850 and 1880s, and pay special attention to the work of the Wilson Potters, an African-American pottery. (Worldwide 81776)
From preparatory sketches to finished drawings by such artists as Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the holdings of Canadian art collector Dennis T. Lanigan offer an excellent overview of the Pre-Raphaelite movement while placing it in the context of work by other Victorian artists. The exhibition recently closed at the National Gallery of Canada and is slated to open at Leighton House in February. (Worldwide 36885)
The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and the Musee de la ferronnerie Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen each have extensive collections of wrought iron objects. Approximately 150 of these European and American works dating from the medieval period through the early 20th century were on view at the Barnes Foundation until recently, in a show that explored the fabrication, function and ornamentation of the pieces. (Worldwide 36869)
Recent paintings by London-based Argentine painter Varda Caivano (b. 1971) were on view at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, the first solo exhibition in the United States for the artist. (Worldwide 81836)
Documenting an exhibition titled "Japanese Kogei: Future Forward," based on a 2012 show held at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa and currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Art Crafting towards the Future features the work of a dozen contemporary Japanese artists who craft postmodern objects in such media as lacquer and ceramics using traditional techniques. (Worldwide 81840)

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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