"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not." 

—Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Art”.

Getty Center turns into giant art game this Saturday. Come be a part of it!

Getty Center turns into giant art game this Saturday. Come be a part of it!

Happy birthday Charles Eames, who was born today in 1907! Charles, together with his wife Ray, made a huge impact on midcentury modern design. He’s shown here sitting in his house in Los Angeles that they designed as part of the legendary Case Study House Program. 
Photograph made in 1959, Julius Shulman. The Getty Research Institute

Happy birthday Charles Eames, who was born today in 1907! Charles, together with his wife Ray, made a huge impact on midcentury modern design. He’s shown here sitting in his house in Los Angeles that they designed as part of the legendary Case Study House Program. 

Photograph made in 1959, Julius Shulman. The Getty Research Institute

Beautiful work by architect Richard Meier! The curves at the entrance of the museum are designed to soften the grids created by the travertine squares.

Beautiful work by architect Richard Meier! The curves at the entrance of the museum are designed to soften the grids created by the travertine squares.

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Aerial renderings featured in Richard Meier: Architect, housed in the Richard Meier library on the 2nd floor of Mana Contemporary. 

Total throwback.

“I do not think…in terms of men and women or men [versus] women. I respect people—for integrity and achievement, kindness and wisdom. And to use an old phrase, I do not suffer fools gladly, of either sex.”
—Ada Louise Huxtable, whose archives have just been open for research

“I do not think…in terms of men and women or men [versus] women. I respect people—for integrity and achievement, kindness and wisdom. And to use an old phrase, I do not suffer fools gladly, of either sex.”

—Ada Louise Huxtable, whose archives have just been open for research

The secret life of a French buttress.

Perspective des contreforts et commencement des rues perdues de N.D. de Rheims, Champagne, 1857, Adrien Dauzats, Charles Nodier. Getty Research Institute.

These drawings of the holy sites Mecca and Medina are in perspective, providing a view of how the cities’ mosques may have looked in the early 1700s. 
Mecca and Medina, From Muhammad Ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli, Dala’il al-khairat (Istanbul, early 1700s). Getty Research Institute.
#NowOnView in Connecting Seas

These drawings of the holy sites Mecca and Medina are in perspective, providing a view of how the cities’ mosques may have looked in the early 1700s. 

Mecca and Medina, From Muhammad Ibn Sulayman al-Jazuli, Dala’il al-khairat (Istanbul, early 1700s). Getty Research Institute.

#NowOnView in Connecting Seas

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Travertine texture against a California sky. 

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Travertine texture against a California sky. 

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An imaginary city sculpted with the skies of New York, San Francisco and Chicago by artist Peter Wegner. #NowonView In Focus: Architecture at the Getty Center.

Buildings Made of Sky III (details), 2009, Peter Wegner, pigment prints. Gift of Manfred and Hanna Heiting. © Peter Wegner 

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Excavating Architectural Photography

(all photographs by the author for Hyperallergic)
LOS ANGELES — A small room at the Getty Center in…

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Here’s a look at the Getty Center’s architectural features through the magically alluring “old-school” effects of a pinhole camera.

hyperallergic:

Excavating Architectural Photography

(all photographs by the author for Hyperallergic)

LOS ANGELES — A small room at the Getty Center in…

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Here’s a look at the Getty Center’s architectural features through the magically alluring “old-school” effects of a pinhole camera.

Venus meets alabaster in the Getty Villa basilica.

Venus meets alabaster in the Getty Villa basilica.

What does the Getty have to do with 19th century Paris?
The Eiffel Tower’s innovative glass-cage, curve ascending elevators were designed by the same company that made the Getty Center's tram.
The Eiffel Tower: State of Construction, 1888, Louis-Emile Durandelle. J. Paul Getty Museum.

What does the Getty have to do with 19th century Paris?

The Eiffel Tower’s innovative glass-cage, curve ascending elevators were designed by the same company that made the Getty Center's tram.

The Eiffel Tower: State of Construction, 1888, Louis-Emile Durandelle. J. Paul Getty Museum.

You know that sweet smell of rain on dry earth? It has a name! Petrichor. The first drops of rain fall in Los Angeles.

You know that sweet smell of rain on dry earth? It has a name! Petrichor. The first drops of rain fall in Los Angeles.

Observing the formal arrangement of the world around us offers infinite ways to frame and reframe our environment! 

Rue Vavin, Paris, 1925, Andre Kertesz. J. Paul Getty Museum. © Estate of André Kertész

Observing the formal arrangement of the world around us offers infinite ways to frame and reframe our environment! 

Rue Vavin, Paris, 1925, Andre Kertesz. J. Paul Getty Museum. © Estate of André Kertész

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