The J. Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections: A Museum for the New Century / Edition 1

The J. Paul Getty Museum and Its Collections: A Museum for the New Century / Edition 1

by John Walsh, Deborah Gribbon, J Paul Getty Museum, Deborah Ann Gribbon
     
 


In December 1997 the J. Paul Getty Museum will open its new home in the spectacular Getty Center, designed by the renowned architect Richard Meier, and dramatically sited in the Santa Monica Mountains above Los Angeles. This will constitute the third home for the Getty Museum collections, which were first displayed in J. Paul Getty's ranch house in Malibu and… See more details below

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In December 1997 the J. Paul Getty Museum will open its new home in the spectacular Getty Center, designed by the renowned architect Richard Meier, and dramatically sited in the Santa Monica Mountains above Los Angeles. This will constitute the third home for the Getty Museum collections, which were first displayed in J. Paul Getty's ranch house in Malibu and later were housed in the splendid reconstruction of an ancient Roman villa that Getty had built on the grounds of his Malibu estate.

This book contains a lively text by the Director and Associate Director of the Museum along with archival and recently commissioned photographs to provide a biography of the Museum's benefactor. In addition, the book presents a history of the buildings that have housed his collections and of the collections themselves--first formed by Getty in his lifetime and greatly expanded following his generous and much-heralded bequest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892364763
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.88(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword5
Introduction7
IGetty's Career and Fortune11
IIGetty's Collection21
IIIThe House-museum in Malibu29
IVThe Roman Villa41
VThe Getty Museum in a New Era67
VIThe Getty Museum at the Getty Center81
VIIThe Villa in the Twenty-First Century99
VIIIThe Getty Museum's Collections105
Afterword271
App. 1The Programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust273
App. 2Trustees and Senior Staff275
Index281
Photograph Credits289

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