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Works: 456 works in 738 publications in 1 language and 14,711 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Archives  Periodicals  Biography  Biographies  Photobooks  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
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Getty research journal by Calif.) Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles( )

in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Kaprow--art as life by Allan Kaprow( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents artist Allan Keprow's life and work through an extensive chronology that visually portrays his evolution from painter to environmental artist to inventor of the Happening and the Activity
Seeing Rothko by Mark Rothko( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the profound and varied responses elicited by Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko's (1903-1970) most compelling creations. Rothko was classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted classification as an "abstract painter". Throughout his career, Rothko was concerned with what other people experienced when they looked at his canvases. As his work shifted from figurative imagery to luminous fields of color, his concern expanded to the setting in which his paintings were exhibited. In a series of analytic, personal, and even poetic essays by contemporary scholars, Rothko's works are analyzed. This volume also reproduces a "Scribble Book," in which Rothko jotted down his ideas on teaching art to children, and a sketchbook, both dating to the early years of the artist's career
Introduction to metadata : pathways to digital information by Murtha Baca( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Metadata, literally "data about data," provides a means of indexing, accessing, preserving, and discovering digital resources. The volume of digital information available over electronic networks has created a pressing need for standards that assist in locating, retrieving, and managing this vast and complex universe of information." "This revised edition of Introduction to Metadata, first published in 1998 and updated in an online version in 2000, provides an overview of metadata: its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to resources on the Web; a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols that can be used to publish and disseminate digital collections; and a handy glossary." "Newly added to this edition are an essay on the importance of standards-based rights metadata to the activities of cultural institutions; a section entitled "Practical Principles for Metadata Creation and Maintenance"; and the latest information on metadata harvesting and the role of Google and other commercial search engines in the rapidly evolving field of digital libraries."--Jacket
Artists and their books : books and their artists by Marcia Reed( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presenting eighty editions and unique objects from the Getty Research Institute's special collections, this volume illuminates the current moment of artists' engagement with books, revealing them as an essential medium in contemporary art."
Dilettanti : the antic and the antique in eighteenth-century England by Bruce Redford( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bruce Redford re-creates the vibrant culture of connoisseurship in Enlightenment England by investigating the multifaceted activities and achievements of the Society of Dilettanti. Elegantly and wittily he dissects the British connoisseurs whose expeditions, collections, and publications laid the groundwork for the Neoclassical revival and for the scholarly study of Graeco-Roman antiquity"--Back cover
Robert Mapplethorpe : the archive by Frances Terpak( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication will provide an overview of the most extensive collection of primary material existing on Robert Mapplethorpe's entire practice, including the work he produced before turning to photography. This volume will focus on examples of etchings, drawings, collages, paintings, sculpture, commercial work, personal collections, as well as intimate dialogues among friends, colleagues, and business associates. In addition, the book will provide insight into Mapplethorpe's identity as a gay man and the ways his art pushed against the limits of censorship and conformity. This publication is intended to be a 'signal contribution to our understanding of one of the key figures in late-twentieth-century photography and cultural politics.'"--Publisher's description
China on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century by Calif.) Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The majority of the printed works featured in China on Paper were instigated by European religious missions and trade embassies but shaped their authors' contact with Chinese literati, court officials, and emperors. These books and images targeted different audiences in two distinct cultures and explored a variety of topics, often as much for ideological or political ends as for the education or amusement of readers. These publications were popular, translated into several languages, repeatedly reissued, and influential in Europe. Not only did they enter into debates about good government, biblical chronology, and secular mores but they occasioned the enthusiasm for Chinese-style gardens and chinoiserie decoration in eighteenth-century Europe."--Jacket
Overdrive : L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From 1940 to 1990, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous and influential industrial, economic, and creative capitals in the world. During this era, the region was transformed into a laboratory for cutting-edge architecture. Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 examines these experiments and their impact on modern design, reframes the perceptions of Los Angeles's dynamic built environment, and amplifies the exploration of the city's vibrant architectural legacy. The drawings, models, and images highlighted in the Overdrive exhibition and catalogue reveal the complex and often underappreciated facets of Los Angeles and illustrate how the metropolis became an internationally recognized destination with a unique design vocabulary, canonical landmarks, and a coveted lifestyle. This investigation builds upon the groundbreaking work of generations of historians, theorists, curators, critics, and activists who have researched and expounded upon the development of Los Angeles. In this volume, thought-provoking essays shed more light on the exhibition's narratives, including Los Angeles's physical landscape, the rise of modernism, the region's influential residential architecture, its buildings for commerce and transportation, and architects' pioneering uses of bold forms, advanced materials, and new technologies. Los Angeles's ability to facilitate change, experiment, recalibrate, and forge ahead is one of its greatest strengths. Future generations are destined to harness the region's enviable resources to create new layers of architectural innovations."--Publisher's description
The life & the work : art and biography by Calif.) Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is often assumed that reading about the lives of artists enhances our understanding of their work--and that their work reveals something about them--but the relationship between biography and art is rarely straightforward. In The Life and the Work, art historians Thomas Crow, Charles Harrison, Rosalind Krauss, Debora Silverman, Paul Smith, and Robert Williams address this fundamental if convoluted relationship. Looking to such figures as Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Leonardo da Vinci, and the artists associated with the name Art & Language, the volume's authors have written a set of provocative essays that explore how an artist's life and art are intertwined
Art, anti-art, non-art : experimentations in the public sphere in postwar Japan, 1950-1970( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of the American art museum : from craft to Kulturgeschichte, 1870-1930 by Kathleen Curran( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American art museums share a mission and format that differ from those of their European counterparts, which often have origins in aristocratic collections. This groundbreaking work recounts the fascinating story of the invention of the modern American art museum, starting with its roots in the 1870s in the craft museum type, which was based on London's South Kensington (now the Victoria and Albert) Museum. At the turn of the twentieth century, American planners grew enthusiastic about a new type of museum and presentation that was developed in Northern Europe, particularly in Germany, Switzerland, and Scandinavia. Called Kulturgeschichte (cultural history) museums, they were evocative displays of regional history. American trustees, museum directors, and curators found that the Kulturgeschichte approach offered a variety of transformational options in planning museums, classifying and displaying objects, and broadening collecting categories, including American art and the decorative arts. Leading institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, adopted and developed crucial aspects of the Kulturgeschichte model. By the 1930s, such museum plans and exhibition techniques had become standard practice at museums across the country"--Publisher
Printing the grand manner : Charles Le Brun and monumental prints in the age of Louis XIV by Louis Marchesano( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductive printmaking was not a second-rate exercise; engravers were highly trained and imaginative artists who developed their own style. Le Brun eagerly controlled the dissemination of engravings produced using his original concepts and knew exactly to whom he would commit his ideas, frequently preferring the mixed etching and engraving technique of Gerard Audran, for example, to the linear rigor of Gerard Edelinck. Printing the Grand Manner--a beautifully designed, large format book filled with detailed illustrations of the prints allows readers to closely examine the "handwriting" of each engraver, leading to a rich understanding of their unique artistic gifts
Man Ray : writings on art by Man Ray( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man Ray (1890-1976) was a pioneer of the Dada movement in the United States and France and a central protagonist of Surrealism. Today he is one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century, celebrated above all for his innovative and often seductively glamorous photography. Surprisingly, given Man Ray's key role in the history of early-twentieth-century Modernism, a comprehensive collection of his writings on art has not been published in English until now. Man Ray: Writings on Art fills a conspicuous gap in scholarship on the artist and his period. It brings together his most significant writings, many of them published here for the first time. These occasionally quixotic texts, which include artist books, essays, interviews, letters, and visual poems, reveal the incredible scale of the artist's output and the remarkable continuity of his aesthetic and political beliefs. This volume offers a long overdue vision of Man Ray as someone who used words both as a creative medium and as a means of articulating ideas about the nature and value of art. With richly reproduced illustrations, it provides powerful insight not only to scholars of art history and academics, but also to working artists and those who count themselves as Man Ray fans."--ECIP data view
Style in the technical and tectonic arts, or, Practical aesthetics by Gottfried Semper( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The enduring influence of the architect Gottfried Semper (1803-79) derives less from his monumental buildings in Dresden, Zurich, and Vienna than from his Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts (1860-63). Semper's landmark survey of the motives giving rise to the technical arts (textiles, ceramics, carpentry, masonry) explores the symbolic and material preconditions of style. An extended inquiry into the inner principles of artistic form, this work radically altered the intellectual field for aesthetics and art history and stands as a vital document in the consolidation of modern architectural theory."--BOOK JACKET
The fragment : an incomplete history( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The universe may well have begun with an immense act of fragmentation, "the big bang," that sent particles flying in all directions to perform spectacular acts of creation and destruction. The fragment, volatile and unpredictable, is not simply a static part of a once-whole thing but itself something in motion. Drawing upon art history, archaeology, literature, numismatics, philosophy, and film, this book explores the significance of the fragment and addresses the powerful drives that have impelled it into the cultural mainstream."
Cave temples of Dunhuang : Buddhist art on China's Silk road( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mogao grottoes in northwestern China, located near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world's most significant sites of Buddhist art. Preserved in some five hundred caves carved into rock cliffs at the edge of the Gobi Desert are one thousand years of exquisite wall paintings and sculpture. Founded by Buddhist monks in the late fourth century, Mogao grew into an artistic and spiritual center whose renown extended from the Chinese capital to the far western kingdoms of the Silk Road. Among its treasures are 45,000 square meters of murals, more than 2,000 statues, and over 40,000 medieval silk paintings and illustrated manuscripts. This sumptuous catalogue accompanies an exhibition of the same name, which will run from May 7 through September 4, 2016, at the Getty Center. Organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Research Institute, Dunhuang Academy, and Dunhuang Foundation, the exhibition celebrates a decades-long collaboration between the GCI and the Dunhuang Academy to conserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It presents, for the first time in North America, a collection of objects from the so-called Library Cave, including illustrated sutras, prayer books, and other exquisite treasures, as well as three full-scale, handpainted replica caves. This volume includes essays by leading scholars, an illustrated portfolio on the replica caves, and comprehensive entries on all objects in the exhibition"--Publisher's website
Golden kingdoms : luxury arts in the ancient Americas by Joanne Pillsbury( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Golden Kingdoms provides a sweeping overview of the luxury arts in ancient America from the second millennium BC to the Spanish Conquest in the sixteenth century. Wroght with extraordinary skill from gold, silver, jade, turquoise, shell, textile, and feathers, the spectacular imagery created by court artists played a central role in the royal regalia and sacred rituals that validated imperial power in Pre-Columbian kingdoms from the Andes in the south to Mexico in the north. Reserved for the religious and political elites of the Olmecs, Maya, Chimú, Moche, Aztecs, and other peoples, many of these objects were traded overhundreds of miles and cherished for centuries as heirlooms, often ending up as dedications in temples and sacred natural wells (cenotes), or as burial goods for the afterlife. Based on the latest archaeological excavations and scholarship, this study provides a radical reinterpretation of this fscinating material that reflects the value system of the indigenous cultures themselves. Many of the objects have never before left their countries of origin." -From back cover of jacket
A kingdom of images : French prints in the age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715 by Peter Fuhring( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once considered the golden age of French printmaking, Louis XIV's reign saw Paris become a powerhouse of print production. During this time, the king aimed to make fine and decorative arts into signs of French taste and skill and, by extension, into markers of his imperialist glory. Prints were ideal for achieving these goals; reproducible and transportable, they fueled the sophisticated propaganda machine circulating images of Louis as both a man of war and a man of culture. This richly illustrated catalogue features more than one hundred prints from the Getty Research Institute and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, whose print collection Louis XIV established in 1667. An esteemed international group of contributors investigates the ways that cultural policies affected printmaking; explains what constitutes a print; describes how one became a printmaker; studies how prints were collected; and considers their reception in the ensuing centuries."--
The Sistine Chapel : paradise in Rome by Ulrich Pfisterer( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Sistine Chapel: Paradise in Rome is a scholarly yet accessible history of the Sistine Chapel. Through a study of the main campaigns to adorn the chapel, Ulrich Pfisterer argues that art transformed the chapel into a pathway to the kingdom of God, legitimizing the absolute authority of the popes"...Provided by publisher
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Allan Kaprow--art as life
Seeing RothkoIntroduction to metadata : pathways to digital informationDilettanti : the antic and the antique in eighteenth-century EnglandChina on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuryThe life & the work : art and biographyArt, anti-art, non-art : experimentations in the public sphere in postwar Japan, 1950-1970Printing the grand manner : Charles Le Brun and monumental prints in the age of Louis XIVStyle in the technical and tectonic arts, or, Practical aestheticsThe fragment : an incomplete history
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controlled identityGetty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities

Getty center for the history of art and the humanities

Getty center for the history of art and the humanities Los Angeles, Calif.

Getty research institute for the history of art and the humanities

Getty research institute for the history of art and the humanities Los Angeles, Calif.

Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities Los Angeles, Calif., 1995 -

Getty Research Institute organisatie uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

Getty Research Institute US-amerikanische Organisation


J. Paul Getty center for the history of art and the humanities

J. Paul Getty center for the history of art and the humanities Williamstown, Md.

J. Paul Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities (Los Angeles)

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