Celebrate the end of summer with Cézanne! Two Getty publications reveal him not only as an artist but as a man. Cézanne in the Studio is an incredible guide to the evolution of an artist, all through the lens of his beautiful and vibrant watercolors. The Letters of Paul Cézanne is a lively translation of Cézanne’s correspondence and delivers a spirited account of a man who had an unwavering dedication to his vocation and a profound anxiety about his work. 

This is an image of a coiametl (a peccary or wild hog) taken from the Florentine Codex, the first illustrated encyclopedia of the Western hemisphere. For a full account of the Florentine Codex as a work of art, please see our book The Colors of the New World. Coiametl (peccary). From Bernardino de Sahagun, Florentine Codex (ca. 1577-77), bk. II, fol. 165r (detail). Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.

This is an image of a coiametl (a peccary or wild hog) taken from the Florentine Codex, the first illustrated encyclopedia of the Western hemisphere. For a full account of the Florentine Codex as a work of art, please see our book The Colors of the New World

Coiametl (peccary). From Bernardino de Sahagun, Florentine Codex (ca. 1577-77), bk. II, fol. 165r (detail). Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana.

Flipping through Landscape in Photographs—a whirlwind tour through the history of photography, from Henry William Fox Talbot to John Divola. Click here for the book in its own landscape. 

#NowReading is a series with thegetty that celebrates books, reading everywhere, and art. 

Flipping through Landscape in Photographs—a whirlwind tour through the history of photography, from Henry William Fox Talbot to John Divola. Click here for the book in its own landscape. 

#NowReading is a series with thegetty that celebrates books, reading everywhere, and art. 

This is one of the earliest photographs featured in The Nude in Photography and it shows an American man in a pugilistic stance, his cheeks colored with the flush of youth. For more on the history of nudity throughout photography, please visit our site. 
Portrait of an American Youth
Jeremiah Gurney
Hand-colored daguerreotype
1852-56

This is one of the earliest photographs featured in The Nude in Photography and it shows an American man in a pugilistic stance, his cheeks colored with the flush of youth. For more on the history of nudity throughout photography, please visit our site

Portrait of an American Youth

Jeremiah Gurney

Hand-colored daguerreotype

1852-56

How did medieval knights learn all their technical fighting skills? Well, some of them learned from Fior di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle), which dealt not only with longswords and jousting, but also other martial skills, such as wrestling and the subtle tricks of swordplay. This late medieval manuscript, intricately detailed with gold leaf, offered a guide to would-be warriors from a renowned Italian fencing master. The Knightly Art of Battle gathers together the highlights from this manuscript in one place.
Can’t get enough of medieval manuscripts? Check out the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages at the Getty Center!

How did medieval knights learn all their technical fighting skills? Well, some of them learned from Fior di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle), which dealt not only with longswords and jousting, but also other martial skills, such as wrestling and the subtle tricks of swordplay. This late medieval manuscript, intricately detailed with gold leaf, offered a guide to would-be warriors from a renowned Italian fencing master. The Knightly Art of Battle gathers together the highlights from this manuscript in one place.

Can’t get enough of medieval manuscripts? Check out the exhibition Chivalry in the Middle Ages at the Getty Center!

Pompeii and Herculaneum have informed our understanding of the ancient world for over three centuries. But far from offering a single, unified image of the Romans, the recovered excavations and artifacts have been interpreted in wildly different ways over the years. Antiquity Recovered explores the complexities of their reception, from a reassessment of the contents of the library at the Villa of the Papyri to the sites’ powerful symbolism in film. 

Pompeii and Herculaneum have informed our understanding of the ancient world for over three centuries. But far from offering a single, unified image of the Romans, the recovered excavations and artifacts have been interpreted in wildly different ways over the years. Antiquity Recovered explores the complexities of their reception, from a reassessment of the contents of the library at the Villa of the Papyri to the sites’ powerful symbolism in film. 

How do you conserve aluminum siding? How do you repair plastics? Conservators who deal with twentieth-century architecture are faced with these intriguing questions. In a new edition of the classic guide, Twentieth-Century Building Materials, Thomas C. Jester gathers together essays on glass block, plywood, linoleum, and gypsum board, as well as many other common materials in order to provide conservation professionals with a one-stop manual for twentieth-century architecture. Read more about the project here.

How do you conserve aluminum siding? How do you repair plastics? Conservators who deal with twentieth-century architecture are faced with these intriguing questions. In a new edition of the classic guide, Twentieth-Century Building Materials, Thomas C. Jester gathers together essays on glass block, plywood, linoleum, and gypsum board, as well as many other common materials in order to provide conservation professionals with a one-stop manual for twentieth-century architecture. Read more about the project here.

Lekythoi, alabastra, lebetes gamikoi, amphorae—how well do you know your Greek pottery? In Athenian Vase Construction, Tony Schreiber eschews the typical focus on the iconography of Greek vases to discover how ancient craftsmen created a variety of shapes, sizes, and ingenious designs on their potter’s wheel. Download or read this book online for #free via our Virtual Library today!  
Oil Jar (Lekythos) with a Boy and Girl Visiting a Grave
Attributed to the Painter of Athens 1826
Greek, Athens around 460 BCE
Terracotta
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum

Lekythoi, alabastra, lebetes gamikoi, amphorae—how well do you know your Greek pottery? In Athenian Vase Construction, Tony Schreiber eschews the typical focus on the iconography of Greek vases to discover how ancient craftsmen created a variety of shapes, sizes, and ingenious designs on their potter’s wheel. Download or read this book online for #free via our Virtual Library today!  

Oil Jar (Lekythos) with a Boy and Girl Visiting a Grave

Attributed to the Painter of Athens 1826

Greek, Athens around 460 BCE

Terracotta

Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum

Can’t get enough of Rubens? Getty Publications offers a number of titles that explore various aspects of the artist’s life and work. Our spring title The Catholic Rubens is an important reconsideration of the painter within the context of his faith and the Counter-Reformation. Rubens and Brueghel explores the fruitful personal and artistic relationship between the two Old Masters. Finally, our forthcoming Spectacular Rubens looks at Rubens’s designs for a monumental tapestry created at the behest of the Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia. Read more about all of our Rubens titles on our website

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The first segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the work of photographer Minor White. 
J, Paul Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau discusses "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," a retrospective on view through October 19. It’s the first White retrospective in 25 years, since a show that was organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Getty itself published the catalogue for Martineau’s exhibition and it’s terrific. It’s a must-own not just for the many rarely published White photographs, but for Martineau’s unusually strong essay. Amazon offers it for under $30.
White was one of the most important and influential American photographers of the mid-20th-century. Not only was he a teacher and a founder and editor of Aperture magazine, but White’s brand of metaphorical modernism was perfect for an era in which much of what individuals thought or felt could not be said for fear of repercussions from the state.
This is the cover of Martineau’s outstanding White catalogue. Its publication marks the first time many of White’s major works, such as “The Temptation of St. Anthony Is Mirrors” series, has been published. Amazon offers it for under $30.
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The first segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the work of photographer Minor White. 

J, Paul Getty Museum curator Paul Martineau discusses "Minor White: Manifestations of the Spirit," a retrospective on view through October 19. It’s the first White retrospective in 25 years, since a show that was organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and that debuted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Getty itself published the catalogue for Martineau’s exhibition and it’s terrific. It’s a must-own not just for the many rarely published White photographs, but for Martineau’s unusually strong essay. Amazon offers it for under $30.

White was one of the most important and influential American photographers of the mid-20th-century. Not only was he a teacher and a founder and editor of Aperture magazine, but White’s brand of metaphorical modernism was perfect for an era in which much of what individuals thought or felt could not be said for fear of repercussions from the state.

This is the cover of Martineau’s outstanding White catalogue. Its publication marks the first time many of White’s major works, such as “The Temptation of St. Anthony Is Mirrors” series, has been published. Amazon offers it for under $30.

How to listen to this week’s show: Listen to or download this week’s program above, on SoundCloudvia direct-link mp3, or subscribe to The MAN Podcast (for free) at: