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Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice

Edited by Davide Gasparotto

Giovanni Bellini is widely considered to be the supreme Venetian painter of the quattrocento. Drawing on a selection of masterpieces that span his long and successful career, this volume focuses on the function of landscape in his oeuvre.

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Golden Kingdoms: Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas

Edited by Joanne Pillsbury, Timothy Potts, and Kim N. Richter

This catalogue features over 300 highly valued works made of jade, gold, delicate shell, and other materials, that traveled great distances across space and time, revealing connections between regions and challenging our sense of bounded traditions.

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Photography in Argentina: Contradiction and Continuity

Edited by Idurre Alonso and Judith Keller

This groundbreaking volume tracks a course through Argentine history using photography as a path to understanding notions of modernity, immigration, and national identity.

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Sacred Landscapes: Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts

Bryan C. Keene and Alexandra Kaczenski

Distant blue hills, soaring trees, vast cloudless skies—the majesty of nature has always had the power to lift the human spirit and there was no time when this was more true than in the Renaissance, when artists depicted nature in their religious art to intensify spiritual experiences. This lushly illustrated exhibition catalogue compiles the most impressive examples found in devotional manuscripts.

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Notes toward a Conditional Art

Robert Irwin
Introduced and edited by Matthew Simms

In addition to a being a renowned pioneer of the Light and Space Movement in Los Angeles, Robert Irwin is also an engaging and thoughtful writer. Newly published in paperback, this volume collects texts that span Irwin’s entire career, covering topics as diverse as Irwin's philosophy of teaching and his understanding of art as a form of pure inquiry.

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Artistry in Bronze: The Greeks and Their Legacy
XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes

Edited by Jens M. Daehner, Kenneth Lapatin, and Ambra Spinelli

The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. This book presents analyses of materials, processes, and techniques, as well as the restoration history of bronzes has established itself as a distinct area of investigation.

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Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Peter Björn Kerber

Canaletto, Bellotto, Carlevarijs, Panini, Guardi—these renowned view painters are perhaps most famous for their expansive canvases depicting the ruins of Rome or the canals of Venice. But these artists also put their paintbrushes to work to capture contemporary events for their most eminent patrons. In this luxuriously illustrated work, Peter Björn Kerber reveals the politics and practices that influenced this often overlooked genre of European art.

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The Lure of Italy: Artists’ Views

Julian Brooks

From the sixteenth to the nineteenth century and beyond, European artists visited Italy as part of their education, and the country’s ineffable allure inspired a wide array of unforgettable works. In this lively book, Julian Brooks offers a grand tour of his own through the drawings and water-colors of Turner, Canaletto, Lusieri, and many others who captured Italy through their art. The result is entertaining and breathtaking: a must-read for any Italophile.

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Illuminating Women in the Medieval World

Christine Sciacca

Saint, sinner, mother, virgin—medieval women have long been cast into a handful of archetypal roles, with little attention paid to their day-to-day existence or inner lives. Complete with gorgeous illustrations and engaging prose, this volume offers a far more nuanced view through close examinations of women not only as they are depicted in illuminated manuscripts but also as readers and patrons of the same works.

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Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow

Amanda Maddox and Sara Stevenson

In the mid-nineteenth century, Thomas Annan was one of the most famous photographers in his native Scotland, and his diverse works ranged from portraits to landscapes. But many of his most well-known photographs originated as municipal projects for the city of Glasgow that depicted the realities of life in Scottish slums. This volume offers an unforgettable look at Annan’s life and art through the prism of these works.

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First Exposures: Writings from the Beginning of Photography

Edited by Steffen Siegel

An exact date for the invention of photography is evasive. Scientists and amateurs alike were working on a variety of photo-graphic processes for much of the early nineteenth century. This new compendium of primary sources brings the various threads of early photography together, examining the lives and works of the various actors trafficking in the medium through a rich combination of correspondence, newspaper articles, journals, and ephemera.

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When Galleries Shake: Earthquake Damage Mitigation for Museum Collections

Jerry Podany

Earthquakes pose a myriad of dangers to heritage collections worldwide. This book provides an accessible introduction to these dangers and to the methodologies developed at the Getty and other museums internationally for mitigating seismic vulnerability.

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Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Jean Bussière and Birgitta Lindros Wohl

In the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum are more than six hundred ancient lamps that span from the sixth century BCE to the seventh century CE, most from the Roman Imperial period, and largely created in Asia Minor or North Africa. These lamps have much to reveal about life, religion, pottery, and trade in the ancient Graeco-Roman world.

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