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

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:

From our virtual library comes Ancient Herbs—a beautifully illustrated guide to the ancient herbal lore and the plants of the Getty Villa’s gardens. Now available to read online and for download! 

From our virtual library comes Ancient Herbs—a beautifully illustrated guide to the ancient herbal lore and the plants of the Getty Villa’s gardens. Now available to read online and for download! 

Aluminum. Cement. Plastic. These materials seem at times indestructible, but in fact they need a great deal of care and experience to identify and conserve them. Twentieth-Century Building Materials, which has just arrived in our offices, offers a remarkable guide for conservators, architects, and historians. 

Aluminum. Cement. Plastic. These materials seem at times indestructible, but in fact they need a great deal of care and experience to identify and conserve them. Twentieth-Century Building Materials, which has just arrived in our offices, offers a remarkable guide for conservators, architects, and historians. 

How does one conserve the delicate threads that make up a tapestry? The Conservation of Tapestries and Embroideries explores this subject and is now available via our Virtual Library. 
Bacchus and Ariadne, Bacchus Transformed into Grapes, from the The Loves of the Gods Series
Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory, manufacturer; after cartoons painted by François Boucher, manufactory director French, Beauvais, about 1748 - 1770 Wool and silk 
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum.

How does one conserve the delicate threads that make up a tapestry? The Conservation of Tapestries and Embroideries explores this subject and is now available via our Virtual Library. 

Bacchus and Ariadne, Bacchus Transformed into Grapes, from the The Loves of the Gods Series
Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory, manufacturer; after cartoons painted by François Boucher, manufactory director 
French, Beauvais, about 1748 - 1770 
Wool and silk 
Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum.
The galleys for our fall 2014 book, The Brilliant History of Color in Art are something to behold! From the Lascaux Caves to the royal rise of purple, from the vivid blue of Vermeer to the dangerous beauty of lead white, acclaimed author Victoria Finlay offers an irresistible tour through the great stories behind our favorite colors. 

The galleys for our fall 2014 book, The Brilliant History of Color in Art are something to behold! From the Lascaux Caves to the royal rise of purple, from the vivid blue of Vermeer to the dangerous beauty of lead white, acclaimed author Victoria Finlay offers an irresistible tour through the great stories behind our favorite colors. 

Three entries in our “Artist’s Materials” series are currently 50% off on our site! But only for two more days… our summer sale ends July 31st and features not only these titles but over 60 others!