Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action

Andrea del Sarto: The Renaissance Workshop in Action

Julian Brooks with Denise Allen and Xavier F. Salomon

The great Renaissance artist Andrea del Sarto rivals Leonardo da Vinci as one of history’s most accomplished draftsmen. This fresh consideration of del Sarto’s work sheds new light on his creative process and dazzling inventiveness.

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Power and Pathos

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World

Edited by Jens M. Daehner and Kenneth Lapatin

Rare relics from antiquity, large-scale bronze statues provide an exceptional and evocative view into the ancient world. This magisterial volume explores significant examples of these large sculptures to highlight their varying styles and pay tribute to their brilliance.

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Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams

Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams

Edited by Jocelyn Gibbs, Debi Howell-Ardila, Anthony Denzer, Lilian Pfaff, and Alan Hess

Working in the wake of the postwar building boom, Smith and Williams developed a pragmatic modernism that decisively shaped the look and feel of architecture in Los Angeles. Through a breathtaking array of images, this book unveils the core of their architectural practice.

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Kingdom of Images

A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715

Edited by Peter Fuhring, Louis Marchesano, Rémi Mathis, and Vanessa Selbach

A golden age of printmaking in Paris, the reign of Louis XIV saw not only the flourishing of print production from a technical and artistic standpoint, but also the rise of the print as a highly effective tool for political propaganda. This beautifully illustrated catalogue offers a fresh and fascinating consideration of French printmaking within this rich historical moment.

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Principles of Art History

Principles of Art History: The Problem of the Development of Style in Early Modern Art

One Hundredth Anniversary Edition
Heinrich Wölfflin
A New Translation by Jonathan Blower
Essays by Evonne Levy and Tristan Weddigen


A titan in his field, Heinrich Wölfflin and his magnum opus Principles of Art History have influenced scholars of aesthetics and art criticism for generations. In this new crystalline translation, Wölfflin’s approach to art history proves to be as revolutionary and vital as it was a century ago.

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Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator

Lawrence Alloway: Critic and Curator

Edited by Lucy Bradnock, Courtney J. Martin, and Rebecca Peabody

One of the first scholars to elevate pop culture and transform it into a reputable subject for rigorous analysis, Lawrence Alloway had a protean career as a writer, curator, teacher, and scholar. This incisive book offers a revealing glimpse into the life and thought of this sometimes overlooked but highly influential art critic.

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Animals in Photographs

Animals in Photographs

Arpad Kovacs

From the wild dogs of South Africa to images from Victorian zoos, this whirlwind tour through the history of photography offers a fascinating and nuanced look at one of the medium’s most enduring and beloved subjects.

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Light, Paper, Process

Light, Paper, Process
Reinventing Photography

Virginia Heckert

In this ambitious volume, seven artists consider the possibilities of analog photography in a digital age by finding innovative, surprising, and even controversial ways to push light-sensitive papers and chemical processing beyond their limits.

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Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Second Edition
Thomas Kren and Kurt Barstow

Known for their stunning displays of artistry and technique, Italian illuminated manuscripts have long been coveted by collectors around the world. This beautifully crafted volume presents many splendid examples of Italian painting and illumination.

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The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collection

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collection

Eighth Edition

This gorgeous new edition of the handbook features over 350 of the museum’s most beloved objects, including a number of exciting new acquisitions—from the Gillion manuscript and Rembrandt’s Laughing to Robert Mapplethorpe’s Self Portrait and Édouard Manet’s Spring.

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Luxus: The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome

Luxus: The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome

Kenneth Lapatin

Rich with detailed illustrations, this elegantly conceived volume brings the luxury arts of antiquity back into brilliant life. The author includes a broad range of objects, from jewelry made out of gold and silver, to statuettes and cameos made out of ivory and semiprecious stones.

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Runes: Ancient Scripts

Runes: Ancient Scripts

Martin Findell

Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets that were used to write Germanic languages before the adoption of Latin. The runes in this lively book, which include memorials for the dead, charms, curses, and prayers, offer a fascinating introduction to these ancient scripts.

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Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts

Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts

Irving Finkel and Jonathan Taylor

Cuneiform is the oldest form of writing in the world. This volume offers a concise and accessible introduction to these ancient scripts, offering a vivid glimpse into the political, economic, and religious institutions of the ancient Near Eastern societies that used them.

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Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang

Cave Temples of Mogao at Dunhuang: Art and History on the Silk Road

Second Edition
Roderick Whitfield, Susan Whitfield, and Neville Agnew

The Mogao grottoes in China, near the town of Dunhuang on the fabled Silk Road, constitute one of the world’s most significant sites of Buddhist art. This new edition of a classic in its field offers a revised and expanded look at this world-renowned artistic treasure and its conservation.

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Polychrome Sculpture: Meaning, Form, Conservation

Polychrome Sculpture: Meaning, Form, Conservation

Johannes Taubert

In the decades since its initial publication, this work has been widely regarded as a watershed text on the making and meaning of European medieval and Baroque painted wood sculpture. The book is now available in English for the first time in this crystalline new translation.

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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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