9780892368419

The Getty Villa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780892368419

  • ISBN10:

    0892368411

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-28
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Summary

The original Getty Museum, housed in a replica of a Roman villa on a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has long been one of Los Angeles's most treasured landmarks. Closed for almost ten years while renovations were made to the building and the site itself was transformed into a center for the study of antiquities and conservation, the Getty Villa is once again open to the public.

Author Biography


Marion True is curator of antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Trust coordinator for Villa programs at the J. Paul Getty Trust. Jorge Silvetti is a partner in the Boston architectural firm of Machado and Silvetti and is a Professor of Architecture at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xi
The Getty Villap. 1
A Collection Comes to Malibup. 3
Reconstructing the Villa dei Papirip. 13
The Villa Renovation Projectp. 59
A New Beginningp. 93
The Getty Villa Reimaginedp. 97
Prologuep. 99
Staking Out the Fieldp. 107
Deciphering the Language-Interpreting the Sitep. 117
Tectonic Shifts and the Unearthing of the Villap. 129
Systematic Exploration and Extraordinary New Findingsp. 145
The Museum Restoredp. 173
Epiloguep. 201
Acknowledgmentsp. 213
Illustration Creditsp. 219
Indexp. 223
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