NEW FROM GETTY PUBLICATIONS
Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World
Edited by Elizabeth Morrison With Larisa Grollemond
"Like the manuscripts it considers, the book is a feast for the eye and a breath-taking cache of knowledge, which offers a much-needed balance to pre-existing scholarship on the bestiary's textual history."
—Times Higher Education
This volume accompanies an exhibition on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center through August 18, 2019.
Manet and Modern Beauty: The Artist's Last Years
Edited by Scott Allan, Emily A. Beeny, and Gloria Groom
This stunning examination of the last years of Manet's life and career is the first book to explore the transformation of his style and subject matter in the 1870s and early 1880s. Fresh, intimate, and unapologetically pretty, the artist's late works demonstrate his fierce embrace of beauty and pleasure in the face of death.
This volume accompanies an exhibition on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through September 8, 2019 and at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center October 8, 2019, to January 12, 2020.
On Modern Beauty: Three Paintings by Manet, Gauguin, and Cézanne
Richard R. Brettell
As the discipline of art history has moved away from connoisseurship, the notion of beauty has become increasingly problematic, a term being both culturally and personally subjective and difficult to define. Examining beauty using three works of art by Manet, Gauguin, and Cézanne, this thought-provoking book dares to confront the concept of modern beauty head-on.
Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques
Susanne Gänsicke and Yvonne J. Markowitz
"If you are a jewelry historian, collector, appraiser, jeweler or anyone who loves jewelry you should own this extremely useful reference book."
—Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry & Related Arts