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Getty Research Institute

Works: 63 works in 99 publications in 3 languages and 1,293 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Publisher
Classifications: NK9580, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Getty Research Institute
Seeing Rothko by Mark Rothko( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 454 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
Printing the grand manner : Charles Le Brun and monumental prints in the age of Louis XIV by Louis Marchesano( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Display & art history : the Düsseldorf gallery and its catalogue by Thomas W Gaehtgens( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'idée de la grande ville l'architecture moderne d'Europe centrale, 1890-1937 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chatting with Henri Matisse : the lost 1941 interview by Henri Matisse( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1941 the Swiss art critic Pierre Courthion interviewed Henri Matisse while the artist was in bed recovering from a serious operation. After months of complicated discussions between them, and just weeks before the book was to come out - the artist even had approved the cover design - Matisse suddenly refused its publication. Taken from a typescript of the interview which resides at the Getty Research Institute, this rich conversation (conducted during the Nazi occupation of France) is published for the first time in this volume, where it appears both in English translation and in the original French version. Matisse unravels memories of his youth and his life as a bohemian student in Gustave Moreau's atelier. He recounts his experience with collectors, including Alfred Barnes. He discusses fame, writers, musicians, politicians, and, most fascinatingly, his travels. With a preface by Claude Duthuit, Matisse's grandson, Chatting with Henri Matisse contains a preface by and essays by Yve-Alain Bois and Laurence Bertrand Dorleac. The book also includes unpublished correspondence and other original documents related to Courthion's interview and abounds with details about avant-garde life, tactics, and artistic creativity in the first half of the twentieth century
Bernard Picart and the first global vision of religion ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ephemeral bodies : wax sculpture and the human figure ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The material history of wax is a history of disappearance--wax melts, liquefies, evaporates, and undergoes innumerable mutations. Wax is tactile, ambiguous, and mesmerizing, confounding viewers and scholars alike. It can approximate flesh with astonishing realism and has been used to create uncanny human simulacra since ancient times--from phallic amulets offered to heal distressing conditions and life-size votive images crammed inside candlelit churches by the faithful, to exquisitely detailed anatomical specimens used for training doctors and Medardo Rosso's "melting" portraits. The critical history of wax, however, is fraught with gaps and controversies. After Giorgio Vasari, the subject of wax sculpture was abandoned by art historians; in the twentieth century it once again sparked intellectual interest, only soon to vanish. The authors of the eight essays in Ephemeral Bodies--including the first English translation of Julius von Schlosser's seminal "History of Portraiture in Wax" (1910-11)--break new ground as they explore wax reproductions of the body or body parts and assess their conceptual ambiguity, material impermanence, and implications for the history of Western art
German sales 1930 - 1945 art works, art markets, and cultural policy ( )
in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural Objects Name Authority Online[[Elektronische Ressource]] ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art et Architecture Thesaurus Online ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art, anti-art, non-art : experimentations in the public sphere in postwar Japan, 1950-1970 by Charles Merewether( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China on paper : European and Chinese works from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disturbing remains : memory, history, and crisis in the twentieth century ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Disturbing Remains, ten extraordinary scholars focus on the remembrance and representation of traumatic historical events in the twentieth century. The volume opens with essays by David William Cohen, Veena Das, and Philip Gourevitch. Their reflections on the narratives framing Robert Ouko's death in Kenya, Sikh-Hindu violence in India around the time of Indira Gandhi's assassination, and the 1994 genocide of Tutsis by Hutus in Rwanda offer fresh insights into the genesis and aftermath of these tragedies. The next four essays explore the expression of societal disaster in works of art and ritual. Lenin's image, Pablo Picasso's Guernica, balsa figurines of whites made by the Kuna of Panama, and Chinese fertility statuettes after Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward are the subjects taken up by Leah Dickerman, Carlo Ginzburg, Carlo Severi, and Jun Jing. Disturbing Remains closes with three essays about the influence of the dead on the construction of shared identity. Istv?n R?v looks at how Hungarians have dealt with the 1956 revolution and its executed leader, and J?rn R?sen and Saul Friedldnder contemplate the public memory of the Holocaust in Germany and worldwide"--Publisher's description
Photography's Orientalism : new essays on colonial representation ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Middle East played a critical role in the development of photography as a new technology and an art form. Likewise, photography was instrumental in cultivating and maintaining Europe's distinctively Orientalist vision of the Middle East. As new advances enhanced the versatility of the medium, nineteenth-century photographers were able to mass-produce images to incite and satisfy the demands of the region's burgeoning tourist industry and the appetites of armchair travelers in Europe. In this way, the evolution of modern photography fueled an interest in visual contact with the rest of the world. Photography's Orientalism offers the first in-depth cultural study of the works of European and nonEuropean photographers active in the Middle East and India, focusing on the relationship between photographic, literary, and historical representations of this region and beyond
The Getty research journal ( )
in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David after David : essays on the later work ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), the most celebrated painter of his era, was appointed court painter to Napoleon in 1804 and exiled to Brussels in 1816. This important book - based on the proceedings of an international symposium - explores David's grand projects of the Empire period and the often mysterious works produced in his last years as a political exile. David after David features twenty-one essays by leading art historians that discuss these later works - which include innovative portraits as well as paintings and drawings that address the opposing themes of the antique and modern - in the aesthetic, political, and social contexts of their production and reception. The book also draws upon recently discovered letters the artist wrote in exile and provides fascinating new perspectives into his life and art
Friedrich Gilly : essays on architecture, 1796-1799 by Friedrich Gilly( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Issues & debates by Getty Research Institute( )
in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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