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Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum
ISBN: PB: 9781606065136,
21.6x27.9 cm, 1 map, 56 line drawings
In the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum are more than six hundred ancient lamps that span 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 m...
Writings from the Beginning of Photography
ISBN: PB: 9781606065242,
15x25 cm, 53 black&white illus.
An exact date for the invention of photography is evasive. Scientists and amateurs alike were working on a variety of photographic processes for much of the early nineteenth century. Thus most historians refer to the year 1839 as the first year of ph...
When Galleries Shake
Earthquake Damage Mitigation for Museum Collections
ISBN: PB: 9781606065228,
20.3x25.4 cm, 131 colour illus., 37 black&white illus., 33 line drawings
Earthquakes pose myriad 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....
Practical Discourses on the Most Noble Art of Painting
ISBN: PB: 9781606065280,
17.8x25.4 cm, 13 black&white illus.
Jusepe Martinez's "Practical Discourses on the Most Noble Art of Painting" (ca. 1673-1675), though little known today, was highly influential on art, artists, and artistic practice and theory in Spain long after its publication. This volume is the fi...
Illuminating Women in the Medieval World
ISBN: HB: 9781606065266,
17.8x22.9 cm, 106 colour illus.
When one thinks of women in the Middle Ages, the images that often come to mind are those of damsels in distress, mystics in convents, female laborers in the field, and even women of ill repute. In reality, however, medieval conceptions of womanhood...
Lure of Italy
ISBN: HB: 9781606065198,
21.6x18.4 cm, 1 map, 67 colour illus.
For centuries Italy has fascinated travelers and artists. From the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome to the crystal- clear light of Venice, artists have found inspiration not only in the cities but also in the countryside and in the deep history and cu...
Photographer of Glasgow
ISBN: HB: 9781606065235,
24.1x29.2 cm, 198 colour illus.
Thomas Annan (1829-1887) was the preeminent photographer of Glasgow in the mid-nineteenth century, a period when the rise in industry and population dramatically altered the landscape of the "second city" of the British Empire. Often working in conju...
The Quest for Reality
ISBN: HB: 9781606065174,
22.7x27.9 cm, 30 black&white illus., 137 colour illus.
Adolph Menzel (1815-1905) is widely regarded as the epitome of realist art. From the very beginning of his career, he captured the beauty and horror of reality with unflinching precision, and he was a consummate master of atmosphere. A man of very sh...
Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781606065259,
25.4x27.9 cm, 1 map, 224 colour illus.
Canaletto, Bernardo Bellotto, Luca Caravarijs, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Francesco Guardi, Hubert Robert-these renowned view painters are perhaps best known for their expansive canvases depicting the ruins of Rome or the canals of Venice. Many of their...
Real Birds in Imagined Gardens
Mughal Painting Between Persia and Europe
ISBN: PB: 9781606065181,
15.2x21 cm, 31 colour illus.
Accounts of paintings produced during the Mughal dynasty (1526-1857) tend to trace a linear, "evolutionary" path and assert that, as European Renaissance prints reached and influenced Mughal artists, these artists abandoned a Persianate style in favo...