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Introduction to Metadata: Third Edition (2016)
Edited by Murtha Baca

The third edition of Introduction to Metadata, first published in 1998, provides an overview of metadata, including its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to Web resources; and a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols for publishing and disseminating digital collections.

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Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum (2016)
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 exemplifying 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 (2016)
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 one thousand other related objects in the collection by Claire L. Lyons.

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Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Ancient Carved Ambers in the
J. Paul Getty Museum
(2012)
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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E-Books

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Historical and Philosophical Issues in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (1996/2016)
Edited by Nicholas Stanley Price, M. Kirby Talley Jr., and Alessandra Melucco Vaccaro

This volume is the first comprehensive collection of texts on the conservation of art and architecture to be published in the English language. Designed for students of art history as well as conservation, the book consists of forty-six texts, some never before translated into English and many originally published only in obscure or foreign journals.

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The Letters of Paul Cézanne (2013)
Edited and translated by Alex Danchev

This new translation of Cézanne’s letters includes more than twenty that were previously unpublished and reproduces the sketches and caricatures with which Cézanne occasionally illustrated his words. The letters shed light on some of the key artistic relationships of the modern period.

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Photography's Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation

Photography's Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation (2013)
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
(2013)
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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Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia

Looking East:
Rubens's Encounter with Asia
(2013)
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 Visions of Tondal

The Visions of Tondal (2012)
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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Apps

The J. Paul Getty Museum Highlights of the Collections

The J. Paul Getty Museum Highlights of the Collections (2012)

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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