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Study photographs of decorative arts, design drawings.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  L3 : PHOTO ARCHIVE - DECORATIVE ARTS  (NK1175 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of decorative arts, design drawings.
  • Author/Creator: Getty Research Institute.
  • Creation Date: 19--?
  • Biographical/Historical Note: In 1974, the J. Paul Getty Museum began assembling a "photo library" by consolidating the visual resources of each existing curatorial department. By the early 1980s, the Photo Archive was actively acquiring large collections of photographs from commercial and private sources and scholars' archives that contained a photographic component. In 1983, the nearly one million photographs of the Photo Archive were incorporated into the Research Institute's Special Collections.
  • Arrangement: Arranged by location (city, repository name) of the original drawings, then alphabetically by artist; unidentified works are arranged by country of origin and date/period.
  • Physical Desc.: 33 boxes (ca. 2,780 photographic prints) : b&w ; 35 cm. and 47 cm..
  • Summary: This assembled collection of modern photographs offers comprehensive coverage of French decorative drawings of the 17th-19th centuries. Approximately 15% of the collection represents Italian and British drawings of the 16th-19th centuries. Most of the original drawings are by identified artists. The drawings reflect all areas of the decorative arts, from architectural elements, interiors, and floor plans to a variety of decorative objects, including furniture, lighting, vases, metal objects and mounts, jewelry, and clocks.
    These photographs were assembled from just a few sources: two-thirds from the Musée des arts décoratifs in Paris, and the rest from the Kunstbibliothek of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design in New York.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Drawing, French Drawing, Italian Drawing, British Drawing -- 16th century Drawing -- 17th century Drawing -- 18th century Drawing -- 19th century Decoration and ornament -- France Decoration and ornament -- Italy Decoration and ornament -- Great Britain Decorative arts -- France Decorative arts -- Italy Decorative arts -- Great Britain
  • LC Call Number: NK1175
  • ID/Accession Number: 1381-814
    76.P.25
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 82542937
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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