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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