London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj

London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj

Elena Crippa and Catherine Lampert

From the postwar years up through the 1980s, London exerted a heady and potent influence on figurative painters. Examining the lives and art of six crucial artists who worked in close proximity to each other during this period, this incisive catalogue reveals how these painters rendered the vitality and frailty of the human condition in their art.

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North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South

Mark Speltz
With a preface by Deborah Willis


The civil rights movement is commonly illustrated with iconic photographs from Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham, leaving the visual history of the movement outside the South largely untold. In North of Dixie, Mark Speltz reveals the important work of activists who fought segregation, police brutality, and job discrimination in the American North through indelible images from such luminaries as Bob Adelman, Charles Brittin, Diana Davies, Leonard Feed, and Gordon Parks.

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Marie-Antoinette

Marie-Antoinette


Hélène Delalex, Alexandre Maral, and Nicolas Milovavonic
One of the world’s most famous—and infamous—queens, Marie-Antoinette continues to fascinate historians, writers, and filmmakers more than two centuries after her death. Rooted in careful study of royal material culture, this book provides an intimate glimpse into the queen’s life through not only her exquisite dresses and ornate furnishing at Versailles, but also more personal objects, including her harp, her sewing kit, and her children’s toys.

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Real/Ideal: Photography in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France

Real/Ideal: Photography in Mid-Nineteenth-Century France


Edited by Karen Hellman

In the years following the announcement of the invention of photography in 1839, practitioners in France gave shape to this intriguing new medium through experimentation in compositions and processes. Featuring works by key figures, such as Édouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, and Charles Nègre, this elegant volume investigates photography’s early history when the ambiguities inherent in the photograph were ardently debated.

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Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau

Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau


Scott Allan and Édouard Kopp
With Line Clausen Pedersen


A leader of the so-called Barbizon school in mid-nineteenth-century France, Théodore Rousseau eschewed traditional historical, biblical, and allegorical subjects in favor of a Romantic naturalism that he called “unruly nature.” In this exquisite new book, the authors offer a novel look at this experimental artist working in a unique historical moment between the idealization of academic paintings and the radical modernity of the Impressionists.

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Dangerous Perfection: Ancient Funerary Vases from Southern Italy

Dangerous Perfection: Ancient Funerary Vases from Southern Italy


Edited by Ursula Kastner and David Saunders

In the early nineteenth century, a set of richly decorated vases were found in Ceglie, near Bari. They were then reconstructed by one of the leading restorers of that period, Raffaele Gargiulo, whose methods were founded in the belief that the modern additions should be indistinguishable from the ancient. In this thorough and lavish book, the editors give a full account of the vases from their nineteenth-century discovery up through conservation efforts today.

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Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Alexis Belis,
with an introduction by Christine Kondoleon


This free online collection catalogue features all twenty-one mosaics in the Museum's collection, dating from the second through the sixth centuries AD and exemplifing Roman mosaic production from its center in Italy to major workshops in North Africa, southern Gaul (present-day France), and ancient Syria.

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Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily

Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Maria Lucia Ferruzza

This free online collection catalogue features sixty ancient terracottas from South Italy and Sicily, spanning the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and includes a guide to the one thousand other objects in the collection by Claire L. Lyons.

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Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia

Looking East:
Rubens's Encounter with Asia

Edited by Stephanie Schrader
With contributions by Burglind Jungmann, Kim Young-Jae, and Christine Göttler


Scholars explore the mystery that surrounds Man in Korean Costume, one of Rubens's most intriguing drawings.

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The Visions of Tondal

The Visions of Tondal

Thomas Kren and Roger S. Wieck

A fifteenth-century illuminated manuscript brought to life in a new format. Winner of the Publishing Innovation Award for Best Ebook Reference/Academic from Digital Book World.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum Highlights of the Collections

The J. Paul Getty Museum Highlights of the Collections


From treasures of the ancient world and medieval manuscripts to Renaissance drawings, French furniture, Impressionist paintings, iconic American photographs, and much more, this app gives you access to 150 of the most beloved objects in the Getty's collection.

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Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Ancient Carved Ambers in the
J. Paul Getty Museum

Faya Causey
With technical analysis by Jeff Maish, Herant Khanjian, and Michael Schilling


A unique online catalogue of fifty-six Etruscan, Greek, and Italic carved ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum—the second largest collection of this material in the United States and one of the most important in the world.

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