This beautiful souvenir book captures the visual delights, both man-made and natural, of the newly renovated Getty Villa. More than seventy color photographs artfully record the stunning architecture and grounds of the site. 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 itself. 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.
6 x 6 inches
70 color illustrations
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum