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February 2010

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In This Issue:

Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition

Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular

The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans

The Great Empires of the Ancient World

Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion

Seeing the Getty Center: Collections, Buildings, and Gardens

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Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition
Gordon Baldwin and Martin Jürgens
Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms, Revised Edition

What is a contact print? What is depth of field? What is the difference between a daguerreotype and a tintype? These terms—and more than one hundred others—are explained and illustrated in Looking at Photographs. This volume, first published in 1991, sets out and defines the vocabulary of photography from its earliest processes through the age of the analog camera; it has been updated to include the new age of digital photography. It is both a rich and informative glossary and a history of the medium.

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Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular
Edited by Andrew Perchuk and Rani Singh

"This is the most comprehensive book on the subject to date."
Bookforum

Filmmaker, musicologist, painter, ethnographer, graphic designer, mystic, and collector of string figures and other patterns, Harry Smith (1923-1991) was among the most original creative forces in postwar American art and culture, yet his life and work remain poorly understood. Today he is remembered primarily for his Anthology of American Folk Music (1952)—an idiosyncratic collection of early recordings that educated and inspired a generation of musicians and roots music fans—and for a body of innovative abstract and nonnarrative films. Constituting a first attempt to locate Smith and his diverse endeavors within the history of avant-garde art production in twentieth-century America, the essays in this volume reach across Smith's artistic oeuvre.

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Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular
The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans
Anne M. Lyden, with an essay by Hope Kingsley
The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans

This richly illustrated book focuses on the life and work of British photographer Frederick H. Evans (1853-1943). Initially a bookseller in London, Evans began pursuing photography in the 1880s. His platinum prints of medieval cathedrals in England and France are among the most renowned architectural images in photographic history. An exhibition of his prints will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum through June 6, 2010.

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The Great Empires of the Ancient World
Edited by Thomas Harrison

A team of internationally renowned scholars surveys the major imperial powers of the ancient world from 1600 B.C. to A.D. 500, ranging geographically from the ancient Mediterranean to East Asia. The authors investigate the nature of empires—including Egypt, Rome, Babylonia, Persia, India, and China—and their legacies in the modern age.

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The Great Empires of the Ancient World
Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion
Edited by Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt
Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion

In an era of intense religious conflict in Europe and ongoing exploration of the lands beyond, Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde (1723-37) set a new agenda for thinking about faith and provided a lasting visual template for representing the world's religions. In the work's seven massive volumes, Jean Frederic Bernard and the renowned engraver Bernard Picart invited readers to view religions and their institutions as cultural practices.

Bernard Picart and the First Global Vision of Religion approaches this much-cited but little-studied work from a variety of angles. Its fifteen scholarly essays examine Bernard and Picart's authorial and artistic strategies, the handling of religious difference in Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses, and the cultural context that fostered the creation of one of the most influential works of comparative religion ever published.

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Seeing the Getty Center: Collections, Buildings, and Gardens

Three volumes of photographs of the Getty Center are found in this handsome boxed set. Included here are Seeing the Getty Collections, Seeing the Getty Center, and Seeing the Getty Gardens. Available for the first time together, these lovely books provide a visual tour of the treasures at the Getty Center, from the masterpieces found in the galleries to the monumental architecture to the breathtaking gardens.

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Seeing the Getty Center: Collections, Buildings, and Gardens

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