This revised edition of the Handbook highlights the collections of the Getty Museum at the Getty Center, including the Museum's latest acquisitions as of 1991. In recent years the paintings collection has grown substantially, featured here are paintings new to the Getty by artists such as Claude Monet, Jean-Honore Fragonard, Nicholas Poussin, Jacques-Louis David and Paul Cezanne, as well as recently acquired works in every department of the Museum. Three hundred and forty objects are reproduced, each with information about content and style, to enhance appreciation and insight by non-specialist readers and museum-goers alike.The book is organised by curatorial department: antiquities, decorative arts, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, and sculpture. An introduction by Deborah Gribbon, director of the museum at the time, traces the fascinating history of the Getty through its move to the Getty Centre.
In fine condition, tightly bound with glossy pictorial jacket, clear text on pristine pages and a wealth of photographic illustrations, most in sumptuous colour.