The J. Paul Getty Museum: Handbook of the Collections

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J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007 - Art - 320 pages
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This revised and updated J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections includes many major objects that recently have been added to the collections, as well as the more familiar masterpieces frequent visitors have become acquainted with over the years from the antiquities, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, and sculpture and decorative arts holdings. Among the notable new accessions is a major collection of modern and contemporary sculpture, a 2005 gift from the Fran and Ray Stark Trust. Moreover, the new edition of the Handbook marks the historic moment at which the Museum commences operating on two sites simultaneously—the dazzling Getty Center on a hilltop in Brentwood and the magnificently reimagined Getty Villa in Malibu, devoted to Western antiquities. Readers who have not been among the millions of visitors to the two sites will find this Handbook an inducement for paying a visit; for those who have seen the collections, it will help them recall the experience and enrich their recollection.

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傑、保羅、蓋蒂 的故事 徐匡梁
傑、保羅、·蓋蒂 (J. Paul Getty, 1892 –1976) 就讀於南加州大學 (University of Southern California), 柏克萊加州大學 (University of California, Berkeley), 牛津大學 (University
of Oxford) 獲經濟學和政治學學位. 五十年代創立·「蓋蒂石油公司」又在阿拉伯投資石油致富. 1957年“財富”(Fortune) 雜誌, 稱他為美國最富有的實業家.
傑、保羅、·蓋蒂是一個狂熱的藝術品、文物、和古董收藏家, 他去世後留下的收藏品、莊園、和財富, 建成了被稱為「世界上最富有的藝術機構」, 包括基金會. (Getty Foundation), 研究所 (Getty Research Institute), Getty Villa博物館, 和傑、保羅、·蓋蒂博物館 (J. Paul Getty Museum).
傑、保羅、·蓋蒂博物館, 地點在加州洛杉磯, 建築在巍巍高山之上, 遊客在山下停車後乘小電車上山, 上得山頂, 可瞭望洛杉磯全城, 風景非常美麗, 大理石的建築和各種設計不同的花園, 也成了藝術品. 收藏品包括:歐洲繪畫、素描、雕塑、彩繪手稿、裝飾藝術、以及歐洲和美國的照片. 每天還有藝術家作專題演講和示範, 就如一所公開藝術學院, 遊客來自世界各地, 每天有校車載中小學生來此學習. 除停車塲收費外, 其他全部免費. (法國巴黎博物館很多, 但家家都收門票, 大陸博物館也不例外), 專家學者, 可在研究所作研究. 傑、保羅、·蓋蒂的財富在長期回瞶社會.
博物館建於1997年, 建築師是美國著名的理查麥爾 (Richard Meier), 1934年生於美國紐澤西州. 1957年畢業於康乃爾大學 (Cornell University). 1984年50歲時獲頒「普立茲克獎」 (Pritzker Prize), 他的創作, 是以方法論與空間邏輯設計為主. 亞特蘭大的The High Museum of Art也是理查麥爾的傑作之一.
 

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ThesCRA was developed by the eminent group of scholars who published the eight double-volumes of LIMC (Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae). Among the many contributors to the ThesCRA volumes are Jean Ch. Balty, Sir John Boardman, Walter Burkert, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Tonio Holscher,
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