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J. Paul Getty Museum

Works: 1,561 works in 3,016 publications in 3 languages and 92,418 library holdings
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Classifications: N582.M25, 779.092
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The great empires of the ancient world( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 955 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 )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 898 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 876 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
Engaged observers : documentary photography since the sixties by Brett Abbott( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 832 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
The past from above : aerial photographs of archaeological sites by Georg Gerster( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 765 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 675 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
Walker Evans : signs by Walker Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 665 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
Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by Janet Backhouse( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Stieglitz : photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum by Alfred Stieglitz( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California video : artists and histories( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 633 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 628 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
Walker Evans : the Getty Museum collection by Judith Keller( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English 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
László Moholy-Nagy : photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum by Lszl Moholy-Nagy( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The J. Paul Getty Museum owns eighty-two photographs by Moholy-Nagy, almost fifty of which are presented in this volume, the second in the Museum's In Focus series on photographers. The plates are accompanied by commentaries by Katherine Ware, Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs. Ms. Ware, along with Thomas Barrow, Jeannine Fiedler, Charles Hagen, Hattula Moholy-Nagy, Weston Naef, and Leland Rice, participated in a colloquium on the life and work of Moholy-Nagy at the Museum in 1994
André Kertész : photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum by Andr Kertsz( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 617 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
Looking at European sculpture : a guide to technical terms by Jane Bassett( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in the production of postclassical European sculpture. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer are presented in an easily portable format." "With numerous illustrations drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum - most of them in color - this volume will be indispensable to all readers wishing to increase their enjoyment and understanding of European sculpture."--Jacket
The art of ancient Greek theater by Mary Louise Hart( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 601 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
Devices of wonder : from the world in a box to images on a screen by Barbara Maria Stafford( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 595 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
Pacific standard time : Los Angeles art, 1945-1980( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive, richly illustrated book explores postwar American art from a new perspective: Southern California. Grounded in more than a decade of research, Pacific Standard Time analyzes L.A.'s art scene from the end of World War II to the beginning of the 1980s, demonstrating the pioneering role Southern California artists played in the twentieth century's most influential art movements."--Page 4 of cover
Illuminating the Renaissance : the triumph of Flemish manuscript painting in Europe by Thomas Kren( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colors of clay : special techniques in Athenian vases by Beth Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue documents a major exhibition at the Getty Villa that was the first ever to focus on ancient Athenian terracotta vases made by techniques other than the well-known black- and red-figure styles. The exhibition comprised vases executed in bilingual, coral-red gloss, outline, Kerch-style, white ground, and Six's technique, as well as examples with added clay and gilding, and plastic vases and additions. The Colors of Clay opens with an introductory essay that integrates the diverse themes of the exhibition and sets them within the context of vase making in general; a second essay discusses conservation issues related to several of the techniques. A detailed discussion of the techniques featured in the exhibition precedes each section of the catalogue. More than a hundred vases from museums in the United States and Europe are described in depth."--Publisher's description
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A history of old ageThe lost world of PompeiiEngaged observers : documentary photography since the sixtiesThe past from above : aerial photographs of archaeological sitesJacques-Louis David : empire to exileWalker Evans : signsAlfred Stieglitz : photographs from the J. Paul Getty MuseumCalifornia video : artists and histories