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Seeing the Getty Villa Richard Ross

Seeing the Getty Villa

Richard Ross

Published January 28th 2006
ISBN : 9780892368334
Paperback
64 pages
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This beautiful souvenir book captures the visual delights, both man-made and natural, of the newly renovated Getty Villa, set to reopen in 2005. More than seventy color photographs artfully record the stunning architecture and grounds of the Villa.MoreThis beautiful souvenir book captures the visual delights, both man-made and natural, of the newly renovated Getty Villa, set to reopen in 2005. More than seventy color photographs artfully record the stunning architecture and grounds of the Villa. Visiting the new Villa will reap numerous aesthetic rewards, for all the senses. Seeing the Getty Villa will surely reward the visual one.The book is a tour guide in image and text, taking readers into and through the site, beginning with the cobblestone Roman road and the dramatic new entranceway, and then into the Museum entry court and sun-filled atrium. The visual narration continues into the refurbished Museum building, with stops for readers to admire the galleries of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan works of art before perusing the landscaped gardens, fountains, wall paintings, mosaics, and newly built outdoor amphitheater. In sum, the lush pictures and concise words compose a portrait of a place that will enchant and surprise.Seeing the Getty Villa will appeal to lovers of architecture, photography, and ancient art and will make a lovely gift book as well.