As it does for many of our library clients, July 1st marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for Worldwide Books, and we will be conducting our annual inventory July 5th and 6th. While our staff diligently takes stock of all the exhibition catalogues and books in our warehouse (nearly 65,000 volumes, representing more than 35,000 individual titles), business as usual will be suspended and no approval-plan shipments or firm orders will be invoiced. However, customers may still submit orders through regular channels (e-mail, website, telephone, fax or mail), and all orders will be processed promptly. E-mail and voicemail will be monitored throughout the inventory period, and we will respond immediately to urgent inquiries. Please note that we will also be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We apologize for any inconvenience.



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Around the World(wide)

Reviewing the past 25 years of the Heisei period, which started with the ascension of Emperor Akihito in 1989 and included the economic downturn of the 1990s and the catastrophic tsunami of 2011, the Queensland Art Gallery\Gallery of Modern Art presented more than 100 contemporary works by over 40 established and emerging Japanese artists. The show brought together painting, sculpture, video, photography and installation art by such artists as Takashi Murakami, Yasumasa Morimura, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Yoshitomo Nara and Daido Moriyama. (Worldwide 36571)
Dutch painter Cornelis Springer (1817-1891) was a romanticist with a fascination for the Dutch Golden Age whose oeuvre consists largely of cityscapes and scenes set in the towns of the Zuiderzee region. This past winter the Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen mounted a retrospective exhibition of the artist's work. (Worldwide 37104)
The Palace of Aachen was recently the venue for an extensive exhibition dedicated to Charlemagne, Frankish king and first emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Archaeological artifacts, illuminated manuscripts, architectural elements and bejeweled reliquaries shed light on social, political and economic currents of early-medieval Western Europe and Charlemagne's lasting influence. (Worldwide 37154)

Museum Publications

The Kasser Mochary Art Foundation, founded by private collectors Elizabeth and Alexander Kasser in 1968, generously lends paintings, sculptures and works on paper by more than 100 artists to museums worldwide. A recent exhibition that opened at the Tucson Museum of Art, and traveled to the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa and the Tampa Museum of Art, examined works by late-19th and 20th-century artists--including Cassatt, Degas, Giacometti, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Rivera, Signac and Warhol--that highlight diverse approaches to the depiction of the human form. (Worldwide 37135)
In an unusual joint venture, the Musee d'Orsay in Paris and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena each exchanged three paintings from the second half of the 19th century. Works by Manet, Cezanne and Whistler traveled to Pasadena while paintings by Renoir, Van Gogh and Vuillard temporarily returned to France. Catalogue entries discuss such works as The Pont des Arts, Paris; Portrait of Emile Zola; and Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 (Portrait of the Artist's Mother). (Worldwide 82338)

Featured Museum: Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass is dedicated to telling the story of a single material: glass. It boasts one of the worlds finest collections of glass pieces dating from ancient Egypt to the present, and regularly hosts major exhibitions. As a center for glass scholarship, it is also home to the Rakow Research Library, the world's foremost archive and reference collection on the history of glassmaking, and regularly publishes journals, educational videos and scholarly publications, including these two recent collection catalogues:
            • Cage Cups: Late Roman Luxury Glasses (Worldwide 82365) provides an overview of glass vessels decorated with openwork, a raised decorative layer intricately cut out of the wall of the vessel and surrounding it like a cage.
            • Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (Worldwide 82374) features a selection of contemporary glass vessels by international glass artists.

For more publications from the Corning Museum of Glass, click here.

Recent Exhibitions

Investigating the important role of music in the life and work of Marc Chagall (1887-1985), the exhibition titled "Chagall et la musique" showcased an extensive selection of drawings, watercolors, paintings, sculptures and theatrical costumes created by the artist. The show was concurrently presented at the Musee de la Musique, Paris, and at La Piscine - Musee d'art et d'industrie Andre-Diligent, Roubaix. A reduced version of the show was recently on view at the Musee national Marc Chagall, and a reconstituted version will travel to the Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal, in 2017. (Worldwide 37031)
A major exhibition on the Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863-1923) titled "Joaquin Sorolla: Spaniens Meister des Lichts" is currently on view at the Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich. The comprehensive retrospective features approximately 120 works and places an emphasis on the large-format paintings that attracted much attention at the Paris Salon. The show travels to the Musee des Impressionnismes Giverny under the title "Sorolla, un peintre espagnol a Paris," and to the Museo Sorolla in Madrid as "Sorolla en Paris." (Worlwide 37119)
The Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels presented some 80 master drawings by 16th- and 17th-century artists from the Southern and Northern Netherlands, works from a private collection that have never before been shown in public. The exhibition is slated to travel to the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, later this summer. (Worldwide 37125)
Taking its title from a 1961 work by Robert Rauschenberg, an exhibition titled "This Is a Portrait if I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to Today" brings together more than 100 American paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures and text-based works from the past 100 years that explore new models for the visual representation of identity. The show recently opened at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine. (Worldwide 37205 )
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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