J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free

J. M. W. Turner:
Painting Set Free

Edited by David Blayney Brown, Amy Concannon, and Sam Smiles

Turner’s later works departed significantly from his earlier ones—and many of his contemporaries found them to be indulgent. This lavishly illustrated book reconsiders these misunderstood paintings and argues that in their use of abstraction they anticipated Impressionism and Modernism.

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Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil

Manet Paints Monet:
A Summer in Argenteuil

Willibald Sauerländer
Translated by David Dollenmayer

This elegantly conceived book offers a fresh consideration of Impressionism by way of a single masterwork. Willibald Sauerländer describes how Édouard Manet, with his vibrant portrait of fellow painter Claude Monet, created a defining image for an entire epoch.

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The Brilliant History of Color in Art

The Brilliant History of Color in Art

Victoria Finlay

Finlay’s book brims with an all-star cast of characters, eye-opening details, and unexpected detours through the annals of art history and scientific discovery. Red ocher, green earth, cobalt blue, lead white—no pigment from the artist’s broad palette escapes her shrewd eye in this breathtaking exporation.

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Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist

Spectacular Rubens:
Triumph of the Eucharist

Edited by Alejandro Vergara and Anne T. Woollett

This exquisite volume offers a fascinating glimpse into the artistic process of Peter Paul Rubens. The authors explore and celebrate the making of his Triumph of the Eucharist series—monumental tapestries that are considered among the finest of their kind.

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Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I

Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged:
Artists in World War I

Edited by Gordon Hughes and Philipp Blom

Much of how World War I is understood today is rooted in artistic depictions of the brutal violence and destruction that marked the conflict. This haunting work examines how the physical and psychological devastation of the war altered the course of art history.

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The Berthouville Silver Treasure and Roman Luxury

The Berthouville Silver Treasure and Roman Luxury

Edited by Kenneth Lapatin
With contributions by Mathilde Avisseau-Broustet, Cécile Colonna, Isabelle Fauduet, Gaëlle Gautier, Susan Lansing Maish, Ruth Leader-Newby, and Eduardo Sánchez

In 1830 a farmer in the north of France made a remarkable discovery: a trove of ancient Roman silver objects. This sumptuous volume unveils this ancient treasure to modern day readers and considers the colorful history behind its creation.

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The Museum of Augustus

The Museum of Augustus:
The Temple of Apollo in Pompeii, the Portico of Philippus in Rome, and Latin Poetry

Peter Heslin

This fascinating work of scholarship makes the precise and detailed argument that painted illustrations of the Trojan War, both public and private, were an essential inspiration for the Augustan poets.

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Historical Perspectives in the Conservation of Works of Art on Paper

Historical Perspectives in the Conservation of Works of Art on Paper

Edited by Margaret Holben Ellis

This book gathers a selection of more than ninety-five texts that have been influential in the preservation of our cultural heritage. Each relates how paper conservation has responded to the changing place of prints and drawings in society.

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Environmental Management for Collections

Environmental Management for Collections: Alternative Conservation Strategies for Hot and Humid Climates

Shin Maekawa, Vincent L. Beltran, and Michael Henry

This volume offers much-needed hands-on guidance to the specific challenges that curators and conservators face in hot and humid climates.

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Manuscript Cultures of Colonial Mexico and Peru

Manuscript Cultures of Colonial Mexico and Peru: New Questions and Approaches

Edited by Thomas B. F. Cummins, Emily Engel, Barbara Anderson, and Juan Ossio

This book explores how the Galvin Murúa, the Getty Murúa, the Florentine Codex, and the Relación de Michoacán were each created while showcasing dynamic new developments in the field of manuscript research.

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Photography's Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation

Photography's Orientalism: New Essays on Colonial Representation

Edited by Ali Behdad and Luke Gartlan

The essays in this volume explore the rich interplay between nineteenth-century photography and Europe's vision of the Middle East.

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The First Treatise on Museums: Samuel Quiccheberg's <em>Inscriptiones,</em> 1565

The First Treatise on Museums: Samuel Quiccheberg's
Inscriptiones, 1565

Samuel Quiccheberg
Translation by Mark A. Meadow and Bruce Robertson


This sixteenth-century treatise on the collection and display of objects has been newly translated.

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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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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 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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