Announcing: World Art Now
We have established a new business called WorldArtNow. It is for publishers, authors and buyers of books about niche, non-Western art.
Here is what it is all about:
Those of us interested in collecting and curating tend to be avid book buyers but how often does one only find out about a good book that might relate to our collecting or curating interests after it has gone out of print?
Many of our clients and friends also are interested in writing books on their collections or areas of special research but increasingly, it has become difficult to get the message out that such books have been published, particularly with the demise of bricks and mortar book shops.
So we have created WorldArtNow which will let clients and subscribers know by email that such books have been published (with a direct, immediate link to buy the book), but also via the brand new WorldArtNow website, and by Social Media.
Promoting publishing in this area is just so important.
The rate of change around the world is unparalleled in history. Knowledge of traditions is being lost within a generation or two.
Almost everyone now has access to the Internet and Social Media, and this inter-connectedness, whilst having its benefits, is rapidly reducing the world to a sameness, promoting a cultural bleaching so that very quickly, newer generations are losing their traditional cultural identities – or indeed even their knowledge of those identities.
We aim to promote the important work of specialist publishers and authors who are intent on recording cultures before it is too late and the process of cultural bleaching is complete. By promoting awareness of their work, and thus stimulating demand for their output, their endeavours are rewarded and encouraged.
We also wish to promote the fine work of private, non-profit museums around the world, and the many non-profit organisations that help to keep the world’s cultural memory alive.
The images below show precisely the sorts of books that WorldArtNow aims to promote. (Each image can be expannded by clicking on it.)
Please do visit the WorldArtNow website.