Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Alexis Belis,
with an introduction by Christine Kondoleon


This free online collection catalogue features all twenty-one mosaics in the Museum's collection, dating from the second through the sixth centuries AD and exemplifing Roman mosaic production from its center in Italy to major workshops in North Africa, southern Gaul (present-day France), and ancient Syria.

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Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily

Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Maria Lucia Ferruzza

This free online collection catalogue features sixty ancient terracottas from South Italy and Sicily, spanning the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and includes a guide to the one thousand other objects in the collection by Claire L. Lyons.

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Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs

Paul Martineau and Britt Salvesen

One of the most influential and controversial figures in twentieth-century photography, Robert Mapplethorpe still stands as an example to emerging photographers who experiment with the boundaries and concepts of the beautiful. This timely reexamination of his oeuvre provides a fuller and more nuanced view of this important artist.

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Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Archive

Frances Terpak and Michelle Brunnick

Robert Mapplethorpe kept rich studio files and art from every period and vein of his career: not just photographs, but his student work, sculpture, jewelry, and commercial assignments. The resulting archive of these works is fascinating and astonishing. This elegantly conceived volume lifts a veil on this little-known resource.

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The Thrill of the Chase

The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Paul Martineau

From 1973 to 1984, Samuel J. Wagstaff amassed a remarkable 26,000 photographs, ranging from well-known masterpieces to images from obscure sources. This gorgeous exhibition catalogue offers an amazing overview of his idiosyncratic collection, vividly reproducing over 150 of his finest photographs.

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Thérèse Makes a Tapestry

Thérèse Makes a Tapestry

Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs
Illustrated by Renée Graef


Step back in time to seventeenth-century Paris with Thérèse, a talented young girl who lives and works at the Gobelins Manufactory, where Europe's greatest artisans make tapestries and luxury objects for King Louis XIV. Here children's book author Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs breathes vivid life into a delightful tale full of fun twists and an appealing cast of characters.

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Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th-Century French Drawings and Prints

Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th-Century French Drawings and Prints

Edited by Lee Hendrix

The nineteenth century saw a technological boom in black drawing media, allowing artists to experiment in unprecedented ways. The resulting art is evocative and even eerie. With dazzling reproductions and lucid prose, Noir explores these inventive works on paper and brings together artists as diverse as Goya, Redon, and Courbet.

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Man Ray: Writings on Art

Man Ray: Writings on Art

Edited by Jennifer Mundy

By turns whimsical and determined, astute and experimental, Man Ray was an artist who truly came alive in his writing. This lively volume gathers his most significant writings—many of which have never before been published—to provide a fuller and richer portrait of this twentieth-century master.

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Made in Los Angeles: Materials, Processes, and the Birth of West Coast Minimalism

Made in Los Angeles: Materials, Processes, and the Birth of West Coast Minimalism

Rachel Rivenc

With the unique eye of a conservator, Rachel Rivenc takes on four icons of West Coast Minimalism—Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, and John McCracken—and offers an understanding of these artists within the context of the burgeoning midcentury art scene and the light-infused LA cityscape.

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Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV

Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV

Charissa Bremer-David

Woven in delicate wools, silks, and gilt-metal threads, the luxurious tapestries in the collection of Louis XIV represent the greatest achievements of the art form. This gorgeous catalogue revels in the beauty of these works and provides art-historical context for the novice and scholar alike.

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Conundrum: Puzzles in the Grotesques Tapestry Series

Conundrum: Puzzles in the Grotesques Tapestry Series

Charissa Bremer-David

Without a narrative thread, theological moral, or allegorical symbolism, the unusual imagery of four tapestries in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum is perplexing. In this incisive study, curator Charissa Bremer-David reveals the eclectic origins of these exquisite designs.

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The Adventures of Gillion de Trazegnies: Chivalry and Romance in the Medieval East

The Adventures of Gillion de Trazegnies: Chivalry and Romance in the Medieval East

Elizabeth Morrison and Zrinka Stahuljak

Equal parts travelogue and thrilling epic, the adventures of Gillion de Trazegnies is one of the finest exemplars of Flemish manuscript illumination. This book provides translations of the original text, lush reproductions of its gold-flecked illuminations, and bracing historical analysis.

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Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire

Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire

Edited by Karl Galinsky and Kenneth Lapatin

This volume is the first to address the cultural artifacts of Rome through the lens of memory studies. An essential guide, the book brings important new concepts to the fore for both scholars of the ancient world and those of social and cultural memory throughout human history.

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Household Gods: Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome

Household Gods: Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome

Alexandra Sofroniew

Showcasing the stunning collection of statuettes in the Getty Villa, this book explores the spiritual beliefs and religious practices of antiquity. Compelling representations of private devotion, these objects express personal ways of worshiping that are still familiar to us today.

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Polychrome Sculpture: Meaning, Form, Conservation

Polychrome Sculpture: Meaning, Form, Conservation

Johannes Taubert
Edited with a new introduction by Michele D. Marincola


In the decades since its initial publication in German, Polychrome Sculpture has come to be widely regarded as a watershed text on the making and meaning of European medieval and Baroque painted wood sculpture. This influential work is now available in English for the first time in a crystalline new translation.

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Photography's Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation

Photography's Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation

Edited by Ali Behdad and Luke Gartlan

The essays in this volume explore the rich interplay between nineteenth-century photography and Europe's vision of the Middle East.

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The First Treatise on Museums: Samuel Quiccheberg's <em>Inscriptiones,</em> 1565

The First Treatise on Museums: Samuel Quiccheberg's
Inscriptiones, 1565

Samuel Quiccheberg
Translation by Mark A. Meadow and Bruce Robertson


This sixteenth-century treatise on the collection and display of objects has been newly translated.

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The Visions of Tondal

The Visions of Tondal

Thomas Kren and Roger S. Wieck

A fifteenth-century illuminated manuscript brought to life in a new format. Winner of the Publishing Innovation Award for Best Ebook Reference/Academic from Digital Book World.

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Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia

Looking East:
Rubens's Encounter with Asia

Edited by Stephanie Schrader
With contributions by Burglind Jungmann, Kim Young-Jae, and Christine Göttler


Scholars explore the mystery that surrounds Man in Korean Costume, one of Rubens's most intriguing drawings.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum Highlights of the Collections

The J. Paul Getty Museum Highlights of the Collections


From treasures of the ancient world and medieval manuscripts to Renaissance drawings, French furniture, Impressionist paintings, iconic American photographs, and much more, this app gives you access to 150 of the most beloved objects in the Getty's collection.

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Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Ancient Carved Ambers in the
J. Paul Getty Museum

Faya Causey
With technical analysis by Jeff Maish, Herant Khanjian, and Michael Schilling


A unique online catalogue of fifty-six Etruscan, Greek, and Italic carved ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum—the second largest collection of this material in the United States and one of the most important in the world.

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