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December 2011

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In This Issue:

Carleton Watkins
Modern Antiquity
Artful Lives
Julius Shulman's Los Angeles
Miraculous Bouquets

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Carleton Watkins
The Complete Mammoth Photographs
Weston Naef and Christine Hult-Lewis
Carleton Watkins

"A monumental achievement in the pictorial historiography of 19th-century America, loaded with new images and data, this will be an indispensable resource for students of photography and U.S. history."
Library Journal

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Modern Antiquity
Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, Picabia
Christopher Green and Jens M. Daehner
Modern Antiquity

An unlikely episode in the history of European Modernism is the alliance between the avant-garde and the antique forged by artists of impeccable radical credentials. This book focuses on the reinventions and transformations of antiquity in the work of four culturally and politically diverse artists between 1905 and 1935.

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Artful Lives
Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather,
and the Bohemians of Los Angeles
Beth Gates Warren
Artful Lives

This captivating biography reveals the previously untold love story of Edward Weston and Margrethe Mather. Both were photographic artists at the center of the bohemian cultural scene in Los Angeles during the 1910s and 1920s, yet Weston would become a major Modernist photographer while Mather, who Weston ultimately expunged from his journals, would fall into obscurity. The book reveals how they and their entourage sought out the limelight as the Hollywood film industry came of age.

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Julius Shulman's Los Angeles
Christopher James Alexander
Julius Shulman's Los Angeles

The American architectural photographer Julius Shulman (1910-2009) is one of the few image makers to have documented, as well as witnessed, nearly an entire century of Los Angeles history. His captivating photographs serve as a visual record of the dramatic evolution of this exciting and diverse metropolis. This volume features sixty images from the Getty Research Institute's Shulman archive.

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Miraculous Bouquets
Flower and Fruit Paintings by Jan van Huysum
Anne T. Woollett
Miraculous Bouquets

Precisely rendered to dazzle the eye with their botanical accuracy, the sumptuous arrays of fruit and flowers by Dutch painter Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) were among the most avidly collected paintings of the eighteenth century. The arrangements were painstakingly executed over many months and commanded exceptionally high prices from admirers throughout Europe. This delightful book explores two of Van Huysum's most important still-life paintings, Vase of Flowers and Fruit Piece, both in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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