As many of you know, Worldwide is undergoing a transition in the administration of its approval-plan program. Our new Approval Plan Manager, Maggie Salvato, joined our staff in March and has been working closely with David Fogel, who has managed the program for the past 17 years. A former History of Art major at the University of Michigan, Maggie moved to the Ithaca area with her family in 2010. In her spare time, she volunteers with a local arts organization that serves rural communities in the region.
Maggie is looking forward to serving the collection-development needs of our library clients in FY17, and we are delighted to have her on board as a member of the Worldwide team.



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Around the World(wide)

A History of Exhibitions: Shanghai, 1979-2006 is a comprehensive archive of artist-organized exhibitions held in Shanghai between 1979 and 2006. The book focuses primarily on group shows, but includes documentation of selected solo exhibitions. The origins and development of contemporary Chinese art are traced from its status as a dissident underground movement to its high-profile emergence onto the international art scene. (Worldwide 82248)
At the 56th Venice International Art Biennale, artist Sarah Lucas (b. 1962) represented Britain with "I Scream Daddio," a major solo exhibition in the British Pavilion. The show featured new sculptural pieces exploring themes of gender, sexuality and death. (Worldwide 82224)
InThe Face of Angolan Art, paintings and sculptures by young Angolan artists appear alongside the work of an older generation. Collected in this book, their diverse viewpoints converge to create a snapshot of the past decade in Angola--the first years of peace after a long civil war. (Worldwide 171034)

Israeli Museums

Israel Museum
The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in Israel and is ranked among the world's leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the museum houses encyclopedic collections in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life wings, including works dating from prehistory to the present.  

Recent exhibition catalogues:
  • Face to Face: The Oldest Masks in the World (Worldwide 82264)
  • Hidden Power in African Art (Worldwide 82254)
  • Richard Avedon: Family Affairs (Worldwide 82245)
  • Unfolding Worlds: Japanese Screens from the Gitter-Yelen Collection (Worldwide 82272)
For more listings of exhibition catalogues from the Israel Museum in our database, click here.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum and one of Israel's leading artistic and cultural institutions. The museum includes departments variously dedicated to Israeli art; international modern and contemporary art; prints and drawings; photography; architecture and design; and Old Masters.

Recent exhibition catalogues:
  • Alma Ithzaky: Judaea Navalis (Worldwide 82216)
  • Ido Bar-El: Bagatelle -- Paintings, 1986-2015 (Worldwide 82223)
  • Naama Arad: Table Mountain (Worldwide 82203) 
For more listings of exhibition catalogues from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in our database, click here.

Worcester Art Museum

The Worcester Art Museum recently mounted an exhibition on the cyanotype, a relatively simple photographic process characterized by a distinctive Prussian blue tonality. The show traces the history of the cyanotype from its invention in the mid-1800s through its popularity in the late 19th and early 20th century and its revitalization by contemporary artists. Photographs by such historical figures as Anna Atkins and Arthur Wesley Dow were presented alongside images by Christian Marclay and other contemporary artists (see Worldwide 82227). Also on view--and documented in a separate companion volume--is a series of images by Worcester-based photographer Frederick K. Coulson, whose recently discovered work includes portraits, still lifes and interiors (see Worldwide 82235).

For more listings of exhibition catalogues from the Worcester Art Museum in our database, click here.
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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