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Librarians, scholars, and curators provide topical overviews of Research Institute collections and specialized areas of research.

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Cabinet de la Bibliotheque de Sainte Genevieve, 1692 (82-B2136)

Appraisals Research Guide

Created 2006
Though the Getty cannot offer any appraisal services, this guide offers information on how to conduct your own appraisal research.
Lucien HervÈ, Le Corbusier's Unite d'Habitation, 1954 (2002.R.41)

Architecture and Design

Created 2008, updated 2009
Descriptions of selected holdings in architecture and design, including links to Primo Search records and Finding Aids.
Honore Fragonard, from Roger Portalis, <em>Honore Fragonard: Sa vie et son oeuvre</em>, 1889 (83-B11400)

Artists' Biographies Research Guide

Created 2006
A list of selected publications and internet resources that can be used for general biographical research.
Jacques Guillemeau, Léonard Gaultier, and Alexandre Vallée, Frontispiece to <em>Tables anatomiques . . .</em>, 1586 (detail) (84-B28033)

Artists' Signature Research Guide

Created 2006
How to research and identify artists' signatures, initials, and symbols.
David Tudor, photographer unknown, 1959 (980039)

The Art of David Tudor

Created 2001
A gateway to the David Tudor papers, containing images, audios and videos, as well as contextual essays, and a selected bibliography.
Georgii Agricolae, De re metallica, 1556, p. 466 (84-B21868)

Conservation Collection

Created 2006, updated 2013
A guide to accessing the library's approximately 50,000 titles that emphasize conservation, management, and protection of cultural property from paintings to architecture.
Copyright Research Guide

Copyright Research Guide

Created 2009
A list of online resources containing information about determining copyright status and obtaining permission to publish copyrighted materials.
Duveen Brothers Storeroom, ca. 1920 (960015)

Duveen Brothers Resources

Created 2007, updated 2013
An overview, selected bibliography, and frequently asked questions about the Duveen Brothers archive. The Duveen Brothers firm was one of the most prominent firms of art dealers during the first half of the 20th century.
Felix Bonfils, Temple de Bacchus, ca. 1870 (92.R.84)

Early Photography in Greece and the Mediterranean

Created 1997, updated 2006
Photographs of ancient Greek and Roman art and architecture from 19th- and early 20th-century photographers, presented with an overview, bibliography, and photographers' biographies.
. B. Lachm¸ller, Die grosse  ˆffentliche Maskerade, 1837 (1375-152)

Festivals

Created 2000, updated 2004
An overview, bibliography, and access to extensive collections of ephemera, archival documents, and printed works made to commemorate European festivals from the 16th through the early 20th century.
Frank Lloyd Wright Resources

Frank Lloyd Wright Resources

Created March 2001, updated 2003
The Research Institute owns photographs of Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings and microfiche copies of Wright's correspondence. The original drawings and letters are housed at the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona.
History of Photography in China, 1839–ca.

History of Photography in China, 1839–ca. 1911: Selected Annotated Bibliography

Created 2011
Created in conjunction with the exhibition Brush & Shutter: Early Photography in China at the J. Paul Getty Museum, February 8–May 1 2011, and the accompanying catalog of the same name.
Johannes Felbermeyer, Photograph of Konrad Roethel at the allied Central Collecting Point in Munich, 1949 (89.P.4)

Holocaust Era Research Resources

Created 2003
A guide to archives at the Getty Research Institute that bear on Holocaust-era looting and postwar dissemination of stolen art.
Julius Shulman's camera, 1962 (2004.R.10)

Julius Shulman Resources

Created 2005, updated 2009
An overview, selected bibliography, and frequently asked questions about the Julius Shulman archive, which contains over 260,000 negatives, vintage and modern prints, transparencies, and related printed matter.
El Lissitzky, Pro dva kvadrata, 1922 (85-B4897)

Monuments of the Future: Designs by El Lissitzky

Created 1998
An online exhibition on the life and work of early modernist artist, designer, and architect El Lissitzky (1890–1941), with interpretative essays, images of individual works, and links for further study.
Briquet and Pellandini, Camino del calvario en Ayotla, 1883-1895 (96.R.142)

A Nation Emerges: Sixty-five Years of Photography in Mexico

Created 2000, updated 2001
View photographs of Mexico from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, presented with an overview, chronology, photographers' biographies, glossary, bibliography, and list of related holdings.
Audran after Poussin, Rinaldo and Armida (detail), 1684-1690 (2001.PR.3)

Prints after Poussin

Created 2004
A searchable collection of 35 images of mid- to late-17th century reproductive prints after the work of French painter and draftsman Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665).
Paul Iribe, A. M. Chauchard (detail), 1903 (920048)

Provenance Research Resources

Created 2003
A guide to archives at the Research Institute related to provenance, the art market, and the history of collecting.
Vasily Kamensky, Tango s korovami: zhelezobetonnyia poemy (Tango with Cows: Ferro-concrete Poems), 1914 (2567-605)

Russian Avant-Garde Books

Created 2008
View 35 avant-garde books from the Research Institute's Russian modernist collections.
Alice Rahon and CÈsar Moro, <em>Lettre d'amour,</em> 1944. The Getty Research Institute (980029)

Surrealism in Latin America

Created 2010
An overview of selected holdings related to Surrealism in Latin America and subject bibliography.