Getty Publications

Getty Publications produces award-winning titles that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. This wide variety of books covers the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists. Publications include illustrated works on artists and art history, exhibition catalogues, works on cultural history, research on the conservation of materials and archaeological sites, scholarly monographs, critical editions of translated works, comprehensive studies of the Getty's collections, and educational books on art to interest children of all ages.

In 2014, Getty Publications launched its Virtual Library with more than 250 titles spanning its forty-year publishing history. Titles are searchable by title, author, and keyword and include full descriptions, tables of contents, links to read online, to purchase the print book, to find in a library, or to download the complete PDF for free for personal use terms of use). Only those titles that could be offered in their entirety were included in the initial launch of the Virtual Library. More will be added as they can be made available.

Contact Us

Kara Kirk, Publisher

Karen Levine, Editor in Chief

Maureen Winter, Sales and Marketing Manager

Leslie Rollins, Rights Manager

Carolyn Simmons, General Manager

Karen Schmidt, Production Manager

Greg Albers, Digital Publications Manager

Getty Publications
1200 Getty Center Drive
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1682 USA
(310) 440-7365 Telephone
(310) 440-7758 Fax

Getty Publications is a member of The Association of American University Presses.

Prospective Authors

To have your manuscript considered for publication, please send:

  • a cover letter
  • a prospectus
  • your curriculum vitae

The prospectus should include:

  • the table of contents
  • a sample chapter, if available
  • the estimated length of your manuscript
  • examples or descriptions of any artwork, including the total number of illustrations to be used in the text (there is no need to send originals at this stage)
  • a description of the audience for the work and competing titles
  • if the manuscript is not yet complete, please indicate its anticipated date of completion

For information on submissions to the Getty Research Institute, please see the FAQs on the GRI website. Projects previously declined by the GRI will not be considered by Getty Publications.

While we welcome your submissions, Getty Publications is not responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts, photos, or artwork. It is not our policy to return proposals, so please do not send originals.

Please submit to:

Karen Levine
Editor in Chief
Getty Publications
1200 Getty Center Drive
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1682 USA
(310) 440-7758 Fax

No phone calls, please.

Resources for Contracted Authors

Author Questionnaire (DOC, 850 KB)

Rights and Permissions

Text permissions:

For permission to reproduce text from a book published by the Getty or to publish the book in foreign translation, please submit your request to: pubsrights@getty.edu.

Illustration permissions:

For permission to reproduce an illustration from a book published by the Getty, please consult the relevant illustration caption or the credits page to determine who owns the rights. For an illustration credited to a third-party (non-Getty) rights holder, please contact the rights holder directly.

For permission to reproduce an illustration credited to one of the Getty programs, please follow one of the links listed below:

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