Getty Publications

Getty Publications produces award-winning titles that result from or complement the work of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. This wide variety of books covers the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both the general public and specialists. Publications include illustrated works on artists and art history, exhibition catalogues, works on cultural history, research on the conservation of materials and archaeological sites, scholarly monographs, critical editions of translated works, comprehensive studies of the Getty's collections, and educational books on art to interest children of all ages.

In 2014, Getty Publications launched its Virtual Library with more than 250 titles spanning its forty-year publishing history. Titles are searchable by title, author, and keyword and include full descriptions, tables of contents, links to read online, to purchase the print book, to find in a library, or to download the complete PDF for free for personal use (terms of use). Only those titles that could be offered in their entirety were included in the initial launch of the Virtual Library. More will be added as they can be made available.

Contact Us

Kara Kirk, Publisher

Diana Murphy, Editor in Chief

Maureen Winter, Associate Publisher

Joanne Kenny, Sales and Marketing Manager

Leslie Rollins, Rights Manager

Clare Davis, Production Manager

Greg Albers, Digital Publications Manager

Nola Butler, Managing Editor

Getty Publications
1200 Getty Center Drive
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1682 USA
(310) 440-7365 Telephone
(310) 440-7758 Fax

Getty Publications is a member of the Association of University Presses.

Prospective Authors

To have your manuscript considered for publication, please send a proposal to PubsEditorial@getty.edu. Your proposal should include:

  • a cover letter introducing the project
  • a complete table of contents, including a brief description of each chapter
  • a sample chapter, if available
  • the estimated length of your completed manuscript (total word count including main text, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices)
  • examples or descriptions of any illustrations, including the total number of images to be used in the text (please do not send originals)
  • an assessment of the audience for the work and competing titles
  • if the manuscript is not yet complete, indicate the anticipated date of completion
  • your cv or resume

While we prefer email submissions, you may send hardcopy proposals to:

Getty Publications
1200 Getty Center Drive
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1682

No phone calls, please.

Getty Publications is not responsible for any unsolicited manuscripts, photos, or artwork. It is not our policy to return proposals, so please do not send originals. 

For information on submissions to the Getty Research Institute, please see the FAQs on the GRI website. Getty Publications will not consider projects previously declined by the GRI, and we discourage simultaneous submission to Getty Publications and the GRI.

Rights and Permissions

Text permissions:

For permission to reproduce text from a book published by the Getty or to publish the book in foreign translation, please submit your request to: pubsrights@getty.edu.

Illustration permissions:

For permission to reproduce an illustration from a book published by the Getty, please consult the relevant illustration caption or the credits page to determine who owns the rights. For an illustration credited to a third-party (non-Getty) rights holder, please contact the rights holder directly.

For permission to reproduce an illustration credited to one of the Getty programs, please follow one of the links listed below:

Publicity and Review Copy Requests

Requests for review copies for press or other publicity-related queries should be emailed to publicity@getty.edu.

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