The collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center includes pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; 19th- and 20th-century American, European, and Asian photographs; contemporary and modern sculpture; and Robert Irwin's Central Garden, designed specifically for the Getty Center.
The unique design elements, beautiful gardens, open spaces and spectacular views at the Richard Meier-designed museum makes the Getty Center an extraordinary destination in and of itself.
Whether you go or not, Seeing the Getty Center: Collections, Building, and Gardens provides a visual tour of the treasures at the Getty Center, from the masterpieces found in the galleries to the monumental architecture to the breathtaking gardens. In the pages of this 3-volume boxed set, details from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collections are brought together in unexpected and imaginative pairings. Features images of the tram snaking up the hill to the Center, outdoor shots with the ocean and Los Angeles skyline in the distance, and plays of light and shadow on the travertine exterior, the many different plants and flowers in the gardens and images showing their interaction with the surrounding architecture, plus a stunning view of the Center at sunset.
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Roman copies of famous Greek heads and figures of heroes, athletes, gods, and goddesses
An early-19th century chandelier of extreme novelty
Pastel as a medium for elite portraiture and images of peasant life
A new perspective on his unparalleled vision through an esteemed collection of drawings
Explores European artists’ interest in representing race
Explores her creative process and reveals her social and political engagement.
Highlights the most important works of art added to the collection in the past year
An array of its hidden treasures in the Museum’s collection of photographs
Some of the most striking prints made with platinum & the palladium processes
A selection of European drawings explores the effects of artists'mobility
Explores the medieval Christian understanding of Hebrew scripture
Explores Maar's career from photographs made in the early 1930s to postwar paintings
Explores the value to artists of collecting drawings
Features William Eggleston’s Election Eve, a 1976 two-volume photography book