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March 2012

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In This Issue:

Illuminating the End of Time
Clay's Tectonic Shift
Getty Research Journal No. 4
The Goldfish in the Chandelier

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Illuminating the End of Time
The Getty Apocalypse Manuscript
Nigel J. Morgan
Illuminating the End of Time

The visionary nature of the Apocalypse—the biblical book of Revelation—along with its detailed descriptions of the end of the world have long made it ideal for illustration. Illuminated texts of the Apocalypse were particularly popular in thirteenth-century England, and the copy in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, with its lively narrative miniatures, stands as a testament to the artistic heights achieved during that period. In this richly illustrated book, all eighty-two of the manuscript's images are reproduced in color for the first time. They are accompanied by a full commentary.

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Clay's Tectonic Shift
John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968
Edited by Mary Davis MacNaughton
Clay's Tectonic Shift

This book focuses on artists John Mason (b. 1927), Kenneth Price (1935-2012), and Peter Voulkos (1924-2002) and their radical early work in postwar Los Angeles where they formed the vanguard of a new California ceramics movement. The three artists broke from the craft tradition that emphasized the function of a piece. Experimenting with scale, surface, color, and volume, their work was instrumental in elevating ceramics from a craft to a fine art.

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Getty Research Journal No. 4
Edited by Thomas W. Gaehtgens and Lucy Bradnock
Getty Research Journal No. 4

The Getty Research Journal showcases the remarkable original research underway at the Getty. Articles explore the rich collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and Research Institute, as well as the Research Institute's research projects and annual theme of its scholar program. Shorter texts highlight new acquisitions and discoveries in the collections, and focus on the diverse tools for scholarship being developed at the Research Institute.

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The Goldfish in the Chandelier
Casie Kesterson
Illustrations by Gary Hovland

"It's a lot of entertainment in a small space . . . that develops the gratifying theme of the child mentored by a loving adult."
Publishers Weekly

A different kind of adventure story, The Goldfish in the Chandelier takes place just outside of Paris in the early 1800s. Uncle Henri is stuck. He has been commissioned to design a chandelier for a great house in Paris, but he can't figure out what form it will take. His young nephew, Louis Alexandre, comes to the rescue with some dazzling ideas—inspired by Alexander the Great and the first hot-air balloon flights over Paris—that surprise them both. Together, they use a lot of imagination to create something that never existed before—something new, unexpected, and very beautiful. This delightful story was inspired by the Gérard-Jean Galle chandelier, one of the most popular pieces in the J. Paul Getty Museum's impressive collection of French decorative arts.

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The Goldfish in the Chandelier

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