Between Nature and Culture: Photographs of the Getty Center

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From 1983 through 1997, artist Joe Deal documented the site and construction of the Getty Center through a series of black and white photographs. Between Nature and Culture: Photographs of the Getty Center by Joe Deal presents 130 of Deal's photographs, offering an opportunity to view the evolving site through this artist's eyes, from the selection of the starkly beautiful chaparral-covered mountain top to the steel and travertine of the final stages of construction. With an introduction by Mark Johnstone that ...
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From 1983 through 1997, artist Joe Deal documented the site and construction of the Getty Center through a series of black and white photographs. Between Nature and Culture: Photographs of the Getty Center by Joe Deal presents 130 of Deal's photographs, offering an opportunity to view the evolving site through this artist's eyes, from the selection of the starkly beautiful chaparral-covered mountain top to the steel and travertine of the final stages of construction. With an introduction by Mark Johnstone that provides both a key to understanding Joe Deal's unique vision and commentaries on the thematic groups and individual photographs reproduced, this book offers a dramatic portrait of one of the Getty Center.
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Joe Deal is Dean of the School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis. His photographs are in major collections throughout the United States and have appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout the U.S. and Europe. A major exhibition of his work held in Spring 1992 at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery was accompanied by a book, Joe Deal: Southern California Photographs 1976-86.
Mark Johnstone is public art administrator of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Stopping Time: A Photographer's Changing Viewpoint 3
The Construction of Culture 11
The Transformation of a Landscape 21
Topos
Passage 26
Site 32
Position 60
Occasion 82
Place 114
List of Photographs 125
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