With the start of a new fiscal year, we have updated the cost and coverage estimates of our standard approval plans. Our standard approval plans are pre-defined by certain common collection criteria and the projected cost of the title selections based on those criteria. While each plan can be readily implemented to provide most art libraries with a comprehensive coverage in their particular area of collecting, we recognize that more flexibility may be desired. Each of our standard approval plans can also be tailored to the specific needs of a library by adding or excluding criteria and by setting a budget. Or, if necessary, an approval plan can be built entirely from scratch.

For more than fifty years, Worldwide has been making its title selections for approval plans with the book in hand, weighing each title's academic relevance and scholarly importance against the budget and selection criteria each approval plan subscriber has set forth to best utilize the available collection-development funds.
To learn more about the Worldwide Books approval-plan program, or to modify an existing plan, please contact our Approval Plan Manager, Maggie Salvato.



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New Titles 


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

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "June 2016" 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.

By region:  

By medium:

Painting  |  Drawing  |  Prints  |  Sculpture
Photography  |  Video  |  Installation Art          
Architecture  |  Interior Design  |  Graphic Design  |  Fashion

By period:

300-1400   |  1400-1600  |  1600-1800  |  1800-1900  |  1900-1945
Post-1945  |  Post-1970  |  Post-1990  |  Post-2000

By topic:

Decorative Arts  |  Women Artists  |  Urban Planning  |  Design

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

Basic Selections (Plan 01)
English textPlan 07  >  Plan 08  >  Plan 09  >  Plan 10
Foreign text  |  Foreign text highlight (Plan 12)
Pre-20th Century (Plan 05)  |  20th & 21st Centuries (Plan 06)

Supplemental Selections (Plan 02)
Pre-20th Century (Plan 04)  |  20th & 21st Centuries (Plan 03)

Special Order Selections

Additional Selections

By type of publisher:

Trade press  |  University press  |  Non-trade/Non-university press

By language of text:

English  |  French  |  German  |  Italian  |  Spanish


Recent Exhibitions

American painter Ray Spillenger (1924-2013) studied with Willem de Kooning and Josef Albers at Black Mountain College in the summer of 1948. Though his circle included such artists as Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston, and he made significant contributions to the formation of the New York School, Spillenger did not achieve commercial or critical success. A re-examination of his Abstract Expressionist work in an exhibition mounted by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center will travel to the Neuberger Museum of Art. (Worldwide 82513)
Money comes in a wide variety of shapes and forms. The Musee Barbier-Mueller delved into its collections of traditional African, Asian and Oceanic artifacts, presenting pieces produced to fulfill a monetary function as well as objects that played roles as instruments of exchange, such as utensils, weapons, textiles, metal objects, and adornments made of feathers, shells and rocks. (Worldwide 82431)
Currently on view at the Musee national Picasso-Paris, an exhibition titled "Miquel Barcelo: Sol y sombra" presents recent paintings and ceramics by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo (b. 1957). In a related show, a selection of engravings spanning the artist's career is on view at the Bibliotheque nationale de France. (Worldwide 37173)
In a new look at the work of self-taught American painter Anna Mary Robertson Moses (Grandma Moses, 1860-1961), an exhibition at the Shelburne Museum showcases more than 60 paintings and works on paper by the iconic artist, examining her work from a modernist perspective. On view through October, the show will travel next summer and fall to the Bennington Museum. (Worldwide 37238)

Around the World(wide)

Antwerpen verbeeld: De Gouden Eeuw in kaart en prent presents maps and prints depicting the layout and cityscape of Antwerp during the Golden Age, a turbulent time that saw the city evolve into an international commercial capital. (Worldwide 82447)
The Musee Dapper in Paris holds an exceptional collection of masterpieces of traditional African art, including masks, sculptures and ornamental pieces that showcase the richly varied artistic practices of Sub-Saharan Africa. (Worldwide 37217)
Attracted by the traditional culture of the Polynesian archipelago, many 19th-century Western artists traveled to the Marquesas Islands. As featured in a recent exhibition at the Musee du quai Branly in Paris, Marquesan art is characterized by a complex figural aesthetic marked by the recurring motif of the human face with accentuated eyes ("mata hoata"). (Worldwide 37165)
In a 2013 exhibition, the Museum fur Lackkunst in Muenster presented pieces from its important collection of Russian lacquerware.  Lacquerware saw its heyday in the 19th and early 20th century, before fading into obscurity under the pressure of industrialization. The show was originally documented in a German catalogue (Hirmer Verlag, Munich, 2013), which has now been published in an English translation. (Worldwide 37240)
A pioneer of the Taiwanese modern painting movement, Chuang Che (b. 1934) has produced an extensive oeuvre of abstract acrylics and oils. A recent retrospective at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum also included reliefs, sculptures and mixed-media works by the artist. (Worldwide 37196)
Currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is "Hubert Robert," a career-spanning survey of the work of French painter and draftsman Hubert Robert (1733-1808). The exhibition originally opened in Paris at the Musee du Louvre and was documented in a French-text exhibition catalogue (Worldwide 37202); on the occasion of the American leg of the tour, a revised and reduced English-language catalogue has been published, featuring five of the essays from the French edition. (Worldwide 37266)

Featured Publisher: Park Books

Founded in 2012 as a sister company to the renowned art publisher Scheidegger & Spiess, Park Books is a Swiss publishing house for architecture and related fields. Their well-designed books, published predominantly in English and German and available worldwide, are distributed in the U.S. and Canada through the University of Chicago Press.
Recent titles include:
  • Best of Austria: Architektur/Architecture, 2012-13 (Worldwide 82442)
  • Demo:Polis: The Right to Public Space (Worldwide 37207)
  • Designing Everyday Life (Worldwide 82486)
  • Yona Friedman: The Dilution of Architecture (Worldwide 82453)


For more publications by Park Books, including forthcoming titles, 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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