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  One of more than 50 GRI titles now on sale.

Summer Book Sale

Over 50 GRI titles, as well as Getty Museum and GCI titles, are now 50 percent off their cover price. Selections include California Video, Looking for Los Angeles, Nine Letters on Landscape Painting, The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity, and Seeing Rothko, among others. The sale is through July.

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  Still from Privilege (detail), Yvonne Rainer, 1990. The Getty Research Institute, 2006.M.24

Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films

Through October 12, 2014 | The Getty Center
Dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer is one of the most influential artistic figures of the last 50 years. Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films includes an array of photographs, scores, journals, and posters, as well as a complete retrospective of Rainer's films. Rainer's early works often eschewed theatricality and emotionalism; later works, such as the film Privilege (1990), are increasingly personal and political.

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  Partial view of Harald Szeemann's artist files in his archive in Maggia, Switzerland. Photographer and date unknown. The Getty Research Institute, 2011.M.30

Harald Szeemann Papers, ca. 1836–2010

Finding Aid
Harald Szeemann was perhaps the most famous curator of the post–World War II era. This finding aid covers his artist files, representing over 20,000 artists, and includes correspondence, original works of art, additional exhibition records, and gallery ephemera. Szeemann kept extensive records on figures such as Joseph Beuys, James Lee Byars, Christo, and Mario Merz. This portion of the archive was processed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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  A title from the Getty Publications Virtual Library, now available through the Getty Research Portal.

New Titles Added to the Getty Research Portal™

Over 230 titles in the Getty Publications Virtual Library, a free digital backlist of titles from the GRI, the Getty Museum, and the GCI, are now accessible through the Getty Research Portal, as well as 44 publications from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Portal provides access to complete digital copies of art history texts, rare books, and related literature.

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The Colors of the New World

Diana Magaloni Kerpel
The Florentine Codex is the single most important artistic and historical document for studying the peoples and cultures of pre-Hispanic and colonial Central Mexico, reflecting both indigenous and Spanish traditions of writing and painting. The Colors of the New World reveals the complex meanings inherent in the selection of the pigments used in the manuscript and offers a fascinating look into a previously hidden symbolic language.

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Watch Diana Magaloni Kerpel's lecture on the Florentine Codex.


No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station

Through August 10, 2014 | Los Angeles Public Library, Central Library


Through September 21, 2014 | ESMoA, El Segundo


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