There are many ways in which Worldwide Books learns of new exhibition catalogues and other art-related publications that we may wish to include in our approval-plan programs. We systematically review new offerings from domestic and foreign trade publishers, university presses and distributors, while our museum-publication acquisitions staff rigorously monitors the exhibition schedules of hundreds of museums throughout the world to find out about new catalogues of potential interest to our clients.
Although there is significant overlap between these two methods -- since many museums routinely team up with commercial publishers and distributors to more economically and efficiently produce and market their titles -- each year a large number of exhibition and collection catalogues continue to be published independently by museums and galleries both large and small. Worldwide prides itself on its ability to offer a wide range of these somewhat more obscure and harder-to-obtain publications for our library clients. 
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New Titles 


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Museum Publications

The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design organized an exhibition exploring the emergence of experimental and collective artistic practices in Mexico City between 1990 and 2000. Bringing together some 80 art works in a broad range of media, the show features pieces by 28 artists, including Francis Alys, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Daniel Guzman, Gabriel Kuri, Teresa Margolles and Santiago Sierra. (Worldwide 37292)
Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver (1629) is generally recognized as Rembrandt's first mature work and his first masterpiece. Long held in a British private collection, the painting is currently on view at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. The accompanying catalogue outlines the creative journey of Rembrandt, including the three surviving preparatory drawings for the painting. (Worldwide 82533)
Using inflatables, fabric and light, New York-based artist Lee Boroson (b. 1963) took over MASS MoCA to create four new and immersive installations referencing elemental forces in nature, such as fog, waterfalls and lava. (Worldwide 82571)
The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College recently hosted the first retrospective survey in a U.S. museum of the work of Paris-based artist Judit Reigl (b. 1923), who is best known for her abstract painting style that parallels the interests of the New York School. The works featured in the exhibition included paintings, ink drawings, and mixed media and collage works. (Worldwide 82598)
The exhibition "How to Make the Universe Right," which was on view at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Berkeley, presented a selection of objects from Vietnam and South China from the collection of Jill and Barry Kitnick. Scroll paintings, musical instruments, clothing and ceremonial objects with elements drawn from Daoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism and animism reveal a way of life associated with the culture of the Yao and other Chinese minorities in Vietnam. (Worldwide 37176)

Gothic Sculpture in America

Founded in 1953 in France as the Centre international d'etudes romanes and re-established in 1956 in New York, the International Center of Medieval Art has members from twenty countries worldwide, among them academics, museum professionals and collectors.
In the 1970s, the Center undertook a census of medieval sculpture in American public collections, the results of which are being published as catalogues in a series titled "Publications of the International Center of Medieval Art." Initial volumes covered Romanesque sculpture in American collections and Gothic sculpture in public collections in New England and the Midwest. The most recent volume, Gothic Sculpture in America III, inventories Gothic sculpture held in museums in New York and Pennsylvania.

Joan A. Holladay and Susan L. Ward. 
International Center of Medieval Art, New York, 2016. 
Publications of the International Center of Medieval Art, 6. 
668 pp. with 583 ills. 29 x 23 cm. 
ISBN 978-0-9910430-0-2 
In English.
Worldwide Number: 82582 
Hardcover $100.00

The previous volumes in the series are listed below. Only Volume 4 (Worldwide 82756) is still available; all other volumes have been reported to be out of print. 
  • Vol. 1: Romanesque Sculpture in American Collections I (1979)
  • Vol. 2: Gothic Sculpture in America I: New England Museums (Garland, New York, 1987)
  • Vol. 3: Romanesque Sculpture in American Collections II: New York and New Jersey, Middle and South Atlantic States, the Midwest, Western and Pacific States (Brepols, Turnhout, 1999)
  • Vol. 4: Gothic Sculpture in America II: Midwestern Museums (Brepols, Turnhout, 2001)
  • Vol. 5: Visualizing Kinship in the Windows of the Sainte-Chapelle (Brepols, Turnhout, 2002)

Featured Museum: Perez Art Museum Miami

The Perez Art Museum Miami is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. It evolved from the Miami Art Museum and took up residence in a new museum complex in 2013.

Recent titles from the Perez Art Museum Miami include:
Eugenio Espinoza: Unruly Supports, 1970-1980 (Worldwide 37283): Paintings, photographs and sculptures by Venezuelan artist Espinoza (b. 1950) highlight trends within the Latin American avant-garde of the 1970s.
Poetics of Relation (Worldwide 37277): Artists from African, Caribbean and South Asian communities around the world explore issues of immigration and cultural identity.
Beatriz Santiago Munoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors (Worldwide 37270): Presents a selection of works by Puerto Rican filmmaker and video artist Santiago Munoz (b. 1972).
Michele Oka Doner: How I Caught a Swallow Midair (Worldwide 37262): Spanning Oka Doner's career and highlighting important phases in her artistic development, the exhibition features sculpture, video and mixed-media works by the American artist (b. 1945).

For other titles from the Perez Art Museum Miami, 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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