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J. Paul Getty Museum

Works: 1,644 works in 3,837 publications in 3 languages and 122,113 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Art  Biography  Periodicals  Catalogues raisonnés  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Sponsor, isb, his, sht, Compiler, Owner
Classifications: N582.M25, 770.92
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The great empires of the ancient world( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of internationally renowned scholars surveys the major imperial powers of the ancient world, from 1600 B.C. to A.D. 500, and ranging geographically from the ancient Mediterranean to East Asia. The authors investigate the nature of empires--including Egypt, Rome, Babylonia, Persia, India, and China--and their legacies in the modern age. Highlights include fascinating character profiles of great rulers such as the warrior pharaohs Thutmose and Rameses of Egypt, the self-obsessed First Emperor of China, who desperately tried to cheat death, and the brilliant Roman emperor Augustus, who created the most powerful empire the world had ever seen. "Witness to Empire" spreads bring these civilizations to life in the words of their leaders and inhabitants. Not only will this book appeal to scholars and students, but its accessible text and wealth of illustrations also will feed the popular interest in this subject matter reflected in the recent success of films, television series, and museum exhibitions showcasing ancient cultures
A history of old age by Pat Thane( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here six authors examine how the best thinkers and artists of each historical epoch in the West have treated old age. They examine, too, the myths that have grown up around it - especially in our own time, when we firmly believe that never have people grown so old as they now do! - and the images, both visual and verbal, that have been created to encapsulate that thing which we shall all become. Opulently and ingeniously illustrated with reproductions drawn from an astonishingly wide range of eras and media, A History of Old Age provides a welcome and refreshing look at what the subject has meant to the Greeks and the Romans, the medievals, the Romantics, and the modern men and women of rootless urban societies."--Jacket
The lost world of Pompeii by Colin Amery( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides more than 150 new photos by the Royal Geographic Society photographer-in-residence. It covers such topics as the history of Pompeii, the discovery of the remains, the town plan, the private life and design legacy of Pompeii, and the site today. 150 illustrations, 100 in color
The brilliant history of color in art by Victoria Finlay( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey from the Ice Age to the Digital Age with a surprising cast of characters on this worldwide tour of color in art. Discover the strange, intriguing, and humorous stories of your favorite colors, the science behind them, and how they forever changed the courses of art and history. Were it not for Cleopatra, for instance, purple might not have become the royal color of the Western world. Without Napoleon, the black graphite pencil might never have found its way into the hands of Cézanne. Without mango-eating cows, the sunsets of Turner might have lost their shimmering glow. And were it not for the pigment cobalt blue, the halls of museums worldwide might still be filled with forged Vermeers. The Brilliant History of Color in Art is also a treasure trove of world art, from cave paintings to Roman treasures and Chinese dragon scrolls; to works by Titian and Michelangelo, Monet and Kandinsky, Rothko and Hockney; to contemporary sculpture and graffiti art. Many of the book's 166 spectacular images are from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum
Engaged observers : documentary photography since the sixties by Brett Abbott( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In the decades following World War II, an independently minded, critically engaged form of photojournalism began to flourish. It was not destined for the morning papers or exclusively for newsmagazines, and it did not attempt to be neutral. This kind of photojournalism was self-assigned. It declared its independence from the mainstream media's editorial control, and it was disseminated to the public through books, exhibitions, articles, and, more recently, the Web. Engaged Observers focuses on nine photographers who have participated in the development of this documentary approach. Surveyed are Leonard Freed (Black in White America), Philip Jones Griffiths (Vietnam Inc.), W. Eugene Smith (Minamata), Susan Meiselas (Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979), Mary Ellen Mark (Streetwise), Larry Towell (The Mennonites), Sebastiao Salgado (Migrations), Lauren Greenfield (Girl Culture), and James Nachtwey ("The Sacrifice"). Each section opens with an introductory essay that sets the work in its evolving historical context
Leonardo da Vinci and the art of sculpture by Gary M Radke( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is renowned as a painter, designer, draftsman, architect, engineer, scientist, and theorist. His work as a sculptor is not commonly acknowledged, and many have argued that Leonardo believed that sculpture was an inferior art form ("of lesser genius than painting"). Challenging and overturning these assumptions, Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture looks at the sculptural projects that the artist undertook, as well as the late Renaissance sculptures that were indebted to him. Leonardo consistently drew inspiration from ancient sculpture, admired the work of such contemporary sculptural innovators as Donatello, and even trained under Andrea del Verrocchio, the preeminent bronze sculptor of late 15th-century Florence. Furthermore, Leonardo spent many years of his life working on two larger-than-life-sized horse sculptures - Sforza and Trivulzio - monuments to Francesco Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and to Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, his successor. Although neither was completed, the authors argue that these equestrian monuments show how Leonardo was intensely engaged with the design dilemmas of representing a horse rearing on its hind legs. Another highlight of the book is a group of new images of the John the Baptist Preaching to a Levite and a Pharisee, a recently restored large-scale work in the Florentine Baptistery that clearly demonstrates Leonardo's collaboration with Giovanni Francesco Rustici."--Jacket
The past from above : aerial photographs of archaeological sites by Georg Gerster( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog for an exhibition at the Ruhrlandmuseum in Essen, honoring Georg Gerster for over 40 years of aerial photography of archaeological sites around the world
Jacques-Louis David : empire to exile by Philippe Bordes( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, held in Los Angeles, Feb. 1-April 24, 2005, and Williamstown, MAss., June 5-Sept. 5, 2005
Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by Janet Backhouse( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans : signs by Walker Evans( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walker Evans: Signs traces one particular theme - signs of all kinds - through the long career of this master photographer. The book brings together images from the era and place most closely associated with Evans, namely, the rural South of the 1930s. But also included are photographs that will be less familiar to many of Evans's admirers, such as his images of New York City street scenes and advertising or the photographs he took in Chicago and Havana."--BOOK JACKET. "Andrei Codrescu's essay brings a fresh perspective to this great photographer's passionate investigation of the signs he discovered in the urban North, the rural South, and beyond."--Jacket
Photographers of genius at the Getty by Weston J Naef( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celebrating twenty years of collecting photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Photographers of Genius at the Getty and the exhibition it accompanies spotlight the genius of thirty-eight influential photographers whose work is held in depth by the Museum. From Hyppolyte Bayard to Diane Arbus, the innovative pioneers presented here span more than a century of photography from the early years of the new art in the 1840s to the early 1960s. Each advanced the art of photography and, in the process, brought about a change in the history of art, as well." "Many well-known names are included here, such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Eugene Atget, Brassai, Julia Margaret Cameron, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Andre Kertesz, Dorothea Lange, Gustave Le Gray, Man Ray, August Sander, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston. Others will be new even to experts: early innovators Anna Atkins, Henry Bosse, Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, the Langenheim brothers, and Camille Silvy have been rediscovered in recent years, bringing to light the importance of their particular contributions to the history of art and photography. Each artist is represented by three related images and interpretive remarks by the author."--Jacket
Alfred Stieglitz : a biography by Richard Whelan( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) is perhaps the most important figure in the history of the visual arts in America. Many experts revere Stieglitz as the greatest photographer ever, and his prints have established world-record prices at auction. But he was also a great discoverer and promoter of photographers and artists in other media, as well as a great publisher, patron, and collector. Through both the excellence of his own work and his militant advocacy, Stieglitz won widespread acceptance of photography as a fine art. He was the publisher and editor in chief of Camera Work, a magnificently produced magazine devoted not only to photography but also to modernist art. At his gallery, "291," he presented the first American exhibitions of Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, and Brancusi - and he was the first to show the work of Georgia O'Keeffe, whom he would marry in 1924
California video : artists and histories( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the late 1960s, California artists have been at the forefront of an international movement that has made video a central new medium in contemporary art. This illustrated volume--the first comprehensive survey of California video art--focuses on fifty-eight dynamic, provocative artists and collaboratives who have embraced video technology and expanded its possibilities. Whether designing complex sculptures and installations, devising lush projections, experimenting with electronic psychedelia, generating guerrilla video, or producing vanguard works that engage with feminism and other social issues, artists from Northern and Southern California have used video to express revolutionary ideas. Through dozens of interviews with pioneers and luminaries such as John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Martha Rosler, Diana Thater, Bill Viola, and William Wegman, California Video sheds new light on well-known artists and brings long-overdue recognition to others. The volume's commissioned essays, rare reprints, unpublished video transcripts, and hundreds of photographs reveal a distinctly West Coast aesthetic within the broader history of video art
Edgar Degas, photographer by Malcolm R Daniel( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Degas's major surviving photographs, little known even among devotees of the artist's paintings and pastels, are analyzed and reproduced for the first time in this volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Metropolitan Muscum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France."--Jacket
Devices of wonder : from the world in a box to images on a screen by Barbara Maria Stafford( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern media machines are the latest addition to a long line of captivating instruments for the augmentation of perception. In Devices of Wonder, Barbara Stafford weaves an array of such sense-extending inventions into a provocative analysis of the social and cultural intersections between old and new technologies. Complementing her wide-ranging investigation are Frances Terpak's thirty-one short essays tracking the complex and often surprising links among individual items. An unusual catalog for an unusual exhibition, Devices of Wonder reframes the history of the beautiful "eye machines" humans have created out of our desire to see more, better, farther, and in a different way."--Jacket
Walker Evans : the Getty Museum collection by Judith Keller( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker Evans is widely recognized as one of the greatest American photographers of the twentieth century, and the J. Paul Getty Museum owns one of the most comprehensive collections of his work, including more of his vintage prints than any other museum in the world. This lavishly illustrated volume brings together for the first time all of the Museum's Walker Evans holdings. Also included is the most comprehensive bibliography on Walker Evans published to date
André Kertész : photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum by André Kertész( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kertesz created some of the most acclaimed photographs of the twentieth century, and the J. Paul Getty Museum is fortunate to own a wide selection of his work. This volume - the first in the Museum's new In Focus series, which is devoted to photographers whose work is particularly well represented in the Getty - presents a handsome selection from the 164 Kertesz photographs in the Museum's collection. The photographs are accompanied by commentaries by Weston Naef, the Getty's Curator of Photographs
The art of ancient Greek theater by Mary Louise Hart( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of Ancient Greek Theater considers the vibrant imprint that ancient Greek tragedy and comedy left on the visual arts of classical Greece. Theatrical performance as we know it originated in the mid-sixth century B.C. with choral dances held in honor of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine and patron of the theater. The great tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, as well as the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander are preserved as some of the world's most renowned literature and have formed the basis for theater performance as it is still practiced. Beyond being popular in their day, these plays inspired an array of lively paintings and sculpture, and those works represent, in some cases, the only evidence we have of some of the plays from ancient Greece
Illuminating the Renaissance : the triumph of Flemish manuscript painting in Europe by Thomas Kren( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

61 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From third-millennium-B.C. marble statuettes to gem-encrusted gold jewelry of the fourth and fifth centuries A.D., the collection of antiquities in the J. Paul Getty Museum testifies to the extraordinary skill and artistic achievements of sculptors, potters, painters, metalsmiths, and other artisans of the ancient Mediterranean world. Indicating both the quality of the individual pieces and the range of the collection, this volume illustrates many of the outstanding objects, among them a rare life-size Greek bronze statue depicting a victorious youth and J. Paul Getty's personal favorite, the marble statue known as the Lansdowne Herakles. Also included are a number of Greek and Etruscan terracotta vases, bronze and marble sculpture, and delicate late Classical and Ptolemaic gold jewelry
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A history of old ageThe lost world of PompeiiEngaged observers : documentary photography since the sixtiesLeonardo da Vinci and the art of sculptureThe past from above : aerial photographs of archaeological sitesJacques-Louis David : empire to exileWalker Evans : signsPhotographers of genius at the Getty