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Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World

Edited by Jeffrey Spier, Timothy Potts, and Sara E. Cole

The history of the ancient world is not simply the stories of Egypt, Greece, and Rome as separate cultures, but an interwoven narrative of aesthetic and technological exchange, hybridization, and collaboration. This milestone publication is the first to offer a comprehensive account of these vicissitudes of cultural exchange, covering over 2500 years with lively prose and gorgeous illustrations.

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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography

Paul Martineau

The ripple of the hemline of a ball gown or an insouciant shoulder slipping off a coat —the aesthetic of fashion photography today seems a foregone conclusion. However, as much as clothing has changed over past century, so too has the way it has been captured on magazine pages and museum walls. This stunning exhibition catalogue explores fashion photography’s remarkable evolution and features artists such as Hiro, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Man Ray, Bruce Weber, and many more.


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Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

Edited by Stephanie Schrader

This sumptuously illustrated volume examines the impact of Indian art and culture on Rembrandt in the late 1650s. Pairing twenty-two of Rembrandt’s drawings of Mughal courtiers with Mughal paintings of similar composition, this catalogue features essays by scholars of both Dutch and Indian art.

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Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists’ Visions

Donatien Grau

Over a millennium has passed since Plato wrote his dialogues, but the concepts he presented still hold powerful sway over the artists’ imaginations even to this day. This volume examines the work of more than ten artists, including Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Raymond Pettibon, and Adrian Piper, to illuminate how Platonic thought, from the Socratic Method to the realm of the forms, shapes art now.

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Guide to the Getty Villa: Revised Edition

Published at the same time as the end of a major reinstallation of the permanent collection at the Villa, this newly revised edition of the Guide addresses the changes in the layout, as well as several recent major acquisitions. With a new foreword and final chapter, this book is indispensable for any visitor.

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Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide

Written by Isabel Quintero
Illustrated by Zeke Peña

This young adult graphic biography follows the life of one of Mexico’s greatest living photographers, Graciela Iturbide, as she makes her way from Mexico City to the Sonora Desert, Los Angeles, India, and beyond. The kaleidoscopic narrative offers deep insight into the path of a young photographer from an early tragedy to great fame. Ages twelve and up.

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Maria Sibylla Merian: Artist, Scientist, Adventurer

Sarah B. Pomeroy and Jeyaraney Kathirithamby

Science and art combine in this captivating, lushly illustrated young adult biography of Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the world’s first entomologists, who was also a botanist, naturalist, and celebrated artist. Readers will follow her as she begins her study of moths as age thirteen at her home in the Netherlands through her journey around the world to study insects in South America. Ages ten and up.

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Paper Promises: Early American Photography

Mazie M. Harris

Filling in a gap in previous scholarship, Mazie M. Harris looks specifically at early American photographers who used paper negatives to create photographs on a variety of papers. This richly detailed catalogue provides a new window not only into photography practice in the mid-nineteenth century, but life in general.

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Artistry in Bronze: The Greeks and Their Legacy (XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes)

Edited by Jens M. Daehner, Kenneth Lapatin, and Ambra Spinelli

The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. This book presents analyses of materials, processes, and techniques, as well as how the restoration history of bronzes has established itself as a distinct area of investigation.

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Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Jean Bussière and Birgitta Lindros Wohl

In the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum are more than six hundred ancient lamps that span from the sixth century BCE to the seventh century CE, most from the Roman Imperial period, and largely created in Asia Minor or North Africa. These lamps have much to reveal about life, religion, pottery, and trade in the ancient Graeco-Roman world.

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