Ranging from nineteenth-century daguerreotypes to more recent work by photographers such as Frederick Sommer and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the J. Paul Getty Museums collection of more than one hundred thousand images ranks among the most comprehensive holdings of rare and important photographs in the world.
The latest addition to the Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum series--which includes volumes highlighting the Museums collections of antiquities, decorative arts, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, and sculpture--this volume gathers fifty representative selections from the museums renowned Photographs collection. Each image described in fascinating detail by the curatorial staff of the Department of Photographs at the Getty Museum. Including such classics as Walker Evanss Citizen in Downtown Havana, The Whisper of the Muse by Julia Margaret Cameron, and Georgia OKeefe: A Portrait, by Alfred Stieglitz, the volume also features images by Carleton Watkins, André Kertész, Man Ray, Lisette Model, and many others. This book is also available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.