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Poussin and the Dance
Emily A. Beeny and Francesca Whitlum-Cooper

Richly illustrated and engagingly written, this publication examines how the father of French classicism used dance to influence every aspect of his artistic production.

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L.A. Graffiti Black Book
David Brafman

This collection of unique works by 150 Los Angeles graffiti and tattoo artists represents an unprecedented collaboration across the city’s diverse artistic landscape.

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Mario Giacomelli: Figure/Ground
Virginia Heckert

Spanning the full range of the artist’s career, this publication celebrates the work of one of Italy’s foremost photographers of the twentieth century.

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Under Discussion: The Encyclopedic Museum
Edited by Donatien Grau

Nearly thirty interviews with some of the world’s most prominent thinkers and preeminent arts leaders on the past, present, and future of the encyclopedic museum.

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Clyfford Still: The Artists Materials
Susan F. Lake and Barbara A. Ramsay

The first detailed account of the materials and techniques of perhaps the most radical—and, until now, least studied—major American Abstract Expressionist.

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The Renaissance Restored: Paintings Conservation and the Birth of Modern Art History in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Matthew Hayes

This handsomely illustrated book traces the intersections of art history and paintings restoration in nineteenth-century Europe and proposes a model for a new conservation history.

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The Metropolis in Latin America, 1830-1930: Cityscapes, Photographs, Debates
Edited by Idurre Alsonso and Maristella Casciato

This volume examines the unprecedented growth of several cities in Latin America from 1830 to 1930, exploring how sociopolitical changes created the conditions for the birth of the metropolis.

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Purity Is a Myth: The Materiality of Concrete Art from Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay
Edited by Zanna Gilbert, Pia Gottschaller, Tom Learner, and Andrew Perchuk

Presenting new scholarship, this publication is the first comprehensive technical study of the Concrete art movement in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay from the 1940s to the 1960s.

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Managing Energy Use in Modern Buildings: Case Studies in Conservation Practice
Edited by Bernard Flaman and Chandler McCoy

This timely volume contains ten case studies that examine the unique challenges for buildings built between 1931 and 1969 and offers valuable lessons for other structures facing similar issues.

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Rubens in Repeat: The Logic of the Copy in Colonial Latin America
Aaron M. Hyman

This book examines the reception of Peter Paul Rubens in Latin America, showing how colonial artists used his prints to forge new frameworks for artistic creativity.

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Off the Walls: Inspired Re-Creations of Iconic Artworks

A global celebration of imagination and creativity, inspired by re-creation challenges from Getty and other museums. Getty Publications will donate all profits from sales to a charity supporting art and artists.

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Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective
Paul Martineau

Thoroughly researched and beautifully produced, this book offers a comprehensive look at the motivations and extraordinary work of the American photographer.

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Fluxus Means Change: Jean Brown’s Avant-Garde Archive
Marcia Reed

An exploration of the radical artists who transformed the ways art is conceived, exhibited, and collected, through the Dada, Surrealist, and Fluxus collections of Jean and Leonard Brown.

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Hollywood Arensberg: Avant-Garde Collecting in Midcentury L.A.
Mark Nelson, William H. Sherman, and Ellen Hoobler

An intimate look at Louise and Walter Arensberg’s groundbreaking collection of modern and pre-Columbian art, which filled nearly every space of their Los Angeles home.

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Egyptologists’ Notebooks: The Golden Age of Nile Exploration in Words, Pictures, Plans, and Letters
Chris Naunton

A gorgeous presentation of intimate diaries and journals that captures the excitement of the golden age of Egyptology.

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Art and Curiosity Cabinets of the Late Renaissance: A Contribution to the History of Collecting
Julius von Schlosser
Edited by Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann
Translation by Jonathan Blower

For the first time, the pioneering book that launched the study of art and curiosity cabinets is available in English.

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Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta: A Sixteenth-Century Calligraphic Manuscript Inscribed by Georg Bocskay and Illuminated by Joris Hoefnagel
Second Edition

Lee Hendrix and Thea Vignau-Wilberg

A treasury of extraordinary beauty to inspire book lovers, graphic designers, and scholars alike.

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Visualizing Empire: Africa, Europe, and the Politics of Representation
Edited by Rebecca Peabody, Steven Nelson, and Dominic Thomas

An exploration of how an official French visual culture normalized France’s colonial project and exposed citizens and subjects to racialized ideas of life in the empire.

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Samuel van Hoogstraten’s Introduction to the Academy of Painting; or, The Visible World
Samuel van Hoogstraten
Edited by Celeste Brusati
Translation by Jaap Jacobs

A unique seventeenth-century account of painting as it was practiced, taught, and discussed during a period of extraordinary artistic and intellectual ferment in the Netherlands.

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French Rococo Ébénisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Gillian Wilson and Arlen Heginbotham
Edited and with an introduction by Anne-Lise Desmas

The first comprehensive catalogue of the Getty Museum’s significant collection of French Rococo ébénisterie furniture.

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Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: Emerging Research from the APPEAR Project
Edited by Marie Svoboda and Caroline Cartwright

A fascinating collection of new findings on ancient Romano-Egyptian funerary portraits.

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Special Series

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Lives of the Artists

The Lives of the Artists series offers illuminating, and sometimes intimate, accounts of major artists as viewed by their contemporaries. Each volume contains a contextualizing introduction from a modern scholar and beautiful full-page images. These books represent a diversity of opinions, perspectives, and voices that scholars, art aficionados, and even those brand new to the history of art will find informative, accessible, and unique.

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J. Paul Getty Trust Occasional Papers in Cultural Heritage Policy

The time is right for adopting a framework for the protection of cultural heritage. The J. Paul Getty Trust, prompted by the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq, is enlisting the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect to engage in an educational campaign for the protection of cultural heritage in conflict zones. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of UN Member States regarding the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its additional protocols, as well as recent resolutions by the UN Security Council. To that end, the J. Paul Getty Trust has initiated this series of papers on culture at risk.

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