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Cultural Heritage and Mass Atrocities
Edited by James Cuno and Thomas G. Weiss

Focusing on immovable cultural heritage, this volume’s guiding framework is the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), a United Nations resolution adopted in 2005 to permit international intervention against crimes of war or genocide. Essays offer readers critical insights and point toward research, policy, and action agendas to protect both people and cultural heritage.

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Egypt and the Classical World: Cross-Cultural Encounters in Antiquity
Edited by Jeffrey Spier and Sara E. Cole

Generously illustrated essays consider a wide range of artistic and other material evidence, including archaeological finds, artworks, and inscriptions, Egypt and the Classical World sheds light on cultural interactions between Egypt, Greece, and Rome from the Late Period and Ptolemaic dynasty to the Roman Empire.

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Living Matter: The Preservation of Biological Materials in Contemporary Art
Edited by Rachel Rivenc and Kendra Roth

Because they are prone to rapid decay, even complete disappearance, biological materials used in contemporary art pose a range of unique conservation, logistical, ethical, and conceptual challenges. This groundbreaking book probes the issues associated with displaying, collecting, and preserving these unique works of art.

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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

Once interred with mummified remains, nearly a thousand funerary portraits from Roman Egypt survive today. Until recently, few had undergone in-depth study to determine how they were made. Read this fascinating collection of new findings on ancient Romano-Egyptian funerary portraits, from an international collaboration known as APPEAR (Ancient Panel Paintings: Examination, Analysis, and Research).

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Ancient Carved Ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum
Faya Causey

This catalogue presents a group of remarkable amber carvings from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection—the second largest body of this material in the United States and one of the most important in the world. The fifty-six Etruscan, Greek, and Italic carved ambers date from around 650 to 300 B.C.

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Values in Heritage Management: Emerging Approaches and Research Directions
Edited by Erica Avrami, Susan Macdonald, Randall Mason, and David Myers

Over the last fifty years, conservation professionals have confronted increasingly complex political, economic, and cultural dynamics. Bringing together leading conservation scholars and professionals from around the world, this publication offers a timely look at values-based approaches to heritage management.

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Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum, Fascicule 10: Athenian Red-Figure Column and Volute Kraters
Despoina Tsiafakis

Cataloguing some hundred thousand examples of ancient Greek painted pottery held in collections around the world, the authoritative Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (Corpus of Ancient Vases) is the oldest research project of the Union Académique Internationale. This new volume presents a selection of Attic red-figure column and volute kraters ranging from 520 to 510 BCE through the early fourth century BCE. Among the works included are a significant dinoid volute krater and a volute krater with the Labors of Herakles that is attributed to the Kleophrades Painter.

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Keep It Moving? Conserving Kinetic Art
Edited by Rachel Rivenc and Reinhard Bek

Kinetic art not only includes movement but often depends on it to produce an intended effect and therefore fully realize its nature as art. It can take a multiplicity of forms and include a wide range of motion, from motorized movement to motion as the result of wind or other sources of energy. This volume considers issues of technology, as well as looking at how professionals are rethinking concepts like authenticity.

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Artistry in Bronze: The Greeks and Their Legacy (XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes)
Edited by Jens M. Daehner, Kenneth Lapatin, and Ambra Spinelli

The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. This book presents analyses of materials, processes, and techniques, as well as the restoration history of bronzes has established itself as a distinct area of investigation.

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Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum (2017)
Jean Bussière and Birgitta Lindros Wohl

Some 630 lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum represent production centers that were active across the ancient Mediterranean world between 800 B.C. and A.D. 800. Presenting a largely unpublished collection, this extensive catalogue is an invaluable resource for specialists in lychnology, art history, and archaeology alike.

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Introduction to Metadata: Third Edition (2016)
Edited by Murtha Baca

The third edition of Introduction to Metadata, first published in 1998, provides an overview of metadata, including its types, roles, and characteristics; a discussion of metadata as it relates to Web resources; and a description of methods, tools, standards, and protocols for publishing and disseminating digital collections.

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Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Roman Mosaics in the J. Paul Getty Museum (2016)
Alexis Belis,
with an introduction by Christine Kondoleon


This free online collection catalogue features all twenty-one mosaics in the Museum's collection, dating from the second through the sixth centuries AD and exemplifying Roman mosaic production from its center in Italy to major workshops in North Africa, southern Gaul (present-day France), and ancient Syria.

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Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily

Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum (2016)
Maria Lucia Ferruzza

This free online collection catalogue features sixty ancient terracottas from South Italy and Sicily, spanning the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, and includes a guide to one thousand other related objects in the collection by Claire L. Lyons.

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Looking East: Rubens's Encounter with Asia

Looking East:
Rubens's Encounter with Asia
(2013)
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 Visions of Tondal

The Visions of Tondal (2012)
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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