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
Explores the appeal of pastels to 18th-century portraitists and patrons
Calligraphy from England to Ethiopia over nearly one thousand years
Pontormo’s altarpiece, preparatory drawings and more
Five works reveal communication between16th-century designers and artists
Departures from traditional rules of landscape composition
Seven photographers explore under-represented stories and established narratives
Explores the work of the “father of art photography"
An early-19th century chandelier of extreme novelty
Explores the celestial realm in medieval European faith and science traditions
More than 100 works reveal the world of the medieval bestiary
Explores illustration as a branch of 18th- & 19th-century artistic production
Historic devices and photographs explore the evolution of the camera
Considers why certain monuments endure and others fall.
Explores the detective work involved in investigating master drawings