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Title:
Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Photographs.
Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum.
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
"Text prepared by Gordon Baldwin ... [et al.]"--T.p. verso.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780892365166

9780892365173
Format :
Book

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Summary

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This series of illustrated volumes presents the finest works from the Museum's permanent collections.


Summary

Ranging from nineteenth-century daguerreotypes to more recent work by photographers such as Frederick Sommer and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the J. Paul Getty Museums collection of more than one hundred thousand images ranks among the most comprehensive holdings of rare and important photographs in the world.
The latest addition to the Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum series--which includes volumes highlighting the Museums collections of antiquities, decorative arts, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and sculpture--this volume gathers fifty representative selections from the museums renowned Photographs collection. Each image described in fascinating detail by the curatorial staff of the Department of Photographs at the Getty Museum. Including such classics as Walker Evanss Citizen in Downtown Havana, The Whisper of the Muse by Julia Margaret Cameron, and Georgia OKeefe: A Portrait, by Alfred Stieglitz, the volume also features images by Carleton Watkins, André Kertész, Man Ray, Lisette Model, and many others. This book is also available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.


Reviews 2

Choice Review

A wide range of photographic styles is presented in this sampling of images from the Getty. From Fox Talbot to the present, the works of 50 photographers are included. Works by Stieglitz, Atget, Evans, Weston, Strand, Kertesz, Feininger, and others cover a wide variety of subjects and compositional techniques. These are familiar names that have inspired and indeed been the creative energy behind the evolution of the craft of photography. Each full-page photograph is beautifully reproduced and accompanied by a page of clearly written background information about the print and the photographer. The photographs selected are representative of many people's work and illustrate a diversity of styles, as revealed through the mirror of historical and cultural influences. The book will appeal to photographic audiences and printmakers as well, as there are a variety of types of prints including salt, albumin, cyanotype, calotype, daguerreotype, platinum, and gelatin. One of a series of seven books on the museum's collections; the others offer antiquities, decorative arts, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and European sculpture. All levels. W. A. McIntyre New Hampshire Community Technical College at Nashua


Choice Review

A wide range of photographic styles is presented in this sampling of images from the Getty. From Fox Talbot to the present, the works of 50 photographers are included. Works by Stieglitz, Atget, Evans, Weston, Strand, Kertesz, Feininger, and others cover a wide variety of subjects and compositional techniques. These are familiar names that have inspired and indeed been the creative energy behind the evolution of the craft of photography. Each full-page photograph is beautifully reproduced and accompanied by a page of clearly written background information about the print and the photographer. The photographs selected are representative of many people's work and illustrate a diversity of styles, as revealed through the mirror of historical and cultural influences. The book will appeal to photographic audiences and printmakers as well, as there are a variety of types of prints including salt, albumin, cyanotype, calotype, daguerreotype, platinum, and gelatin. One of a series of seven books on the museum's collections; the others offer antiquities, decorative arts, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and European sculpture. All levels. W. A. McIntyre New Hampshire Community Technical College at Nashua