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The Resource Synchrony and diachrony : photographs of the J.P. Getty Museum 1997, Robert Polidori

Synchrony and diachrony : photographs of the J.P. Getty Museum 1997, Robert Polidori

Label
Synchrony and diachrony : photographs of the J.P. Getty Museum 1997
Title
Synchrony and diachrony
Title remainder
photographs of the J.P. Getty Museum 1997
Statement of responsibility
Robert Polidori
Title variation
  • Robert Polidori
  • Photographs of the J.P. Getty Museum 1997
Title variation remainder
synchrony and diachrony
Contributor
Contributor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents 35 photos of the Getty Center taken shortly before the 1997 opening of its new multipurpose complex designed by Richard Meier. Published to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the center, the book reveals behind-the-scenes views of the building as objects from J. Paul Getty's painting, sculpture and decorative arts collections were being installed inside it. In September 1997 The New Yorker commissioned Robert Polidori to photograph Meier's building. Within 48 hours he had made images of its exterior but remembers being unsatisfied: The building looks great, but it could house anything really--a hospital, a university, or even some corporate headquarters. Polidori wanted to document the museum's interior, to capture what he calls "some sort of museological typology," and proceeded to photograph the rooms in which artworks were either freshly installed or still being so: sculptures under plastic sheets, golden candelabras resting on foam cushions, cardboard boxes containing unseen treasures. The resulting photos show the museum in the process of taking shape, expose the mechanics of curatorship, and reveal, in Polidori's words, a paradox: "The more a room may be filled with the helter-skelter of objects to be arranged, the more naked and raw the possibilities and intent of their placement become apparent."
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
770
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR657
LC item number
.P658 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Synchrony and diachrony : photographs of the J.P. Getty Museum 1997, Robert Polidori
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Published to coincide with the exhibition "Robert Polidori: 20 Photographs of the Getty Museum, 1997" on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from December 12, 2017 to May 6, 2018
  • Text by Amanda Maddox, David Dorenbaum, Robert Polidori
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
57 pages
Isbn
9783958293830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976469941
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1026368935
  • ucoclc1026368935
Label
Synchrony and diachrony : photographs of the J.P. Getty Museum 1997, Robert Polidori
Publication
Note
  • Published to coincide with the exhibition "Robert Polidori: 20 Photographs of the Getty Museum, 1997" on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from December 12, 2017 to May 6, 2018
  • Text by Amanda Maddox, David Dorenbaum, Robert Polidori
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 x 31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
57 pages
Isbn
9783958293830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99976469941
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1026368935
  • ucoclc1026368935

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