As I See It

Author: Jean Paul Getty
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892367009
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In his candid and witty autobiography, famed tycoon J. Paul Getty invites readers to glimpse the twentieth century from the vantage point of a man who lived, as he puts it, "through the most exciting and exhilarating - and most turbulent and terrible - eight decades of human history." Whether describing how he amassed his staggering fortune, recounting conversations with intriguing personalities of the day, or frankly discussing his marriages and liaisons, J. Paul Getty sets the record straight - once and for all. He even speaks honestly about his notorious stinginess and the bizarre problems faced by the impossibly wealthy.

As I See It

Author: J. Paul Getty
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425096536
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The late billionaire-oilman's candid account of his life, loves, and loot, with profiles of friends and enemies, wives and lovers, relatives and hangers-on, and profits and losses

And Then I Met The Getty Kouros

Author: Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian
Editor: Quantech press
ISBN: 0996056106
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Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian calls his memoir ...And Then I Met The Getty Kouros, the title emblematic of an extraordinary career path leading to his showing up at the Getty Museum one day and determining that the antiquities were in danger in the event of an earthquake. The Getty Kouros Greek statue stood upright for the first time in 2,500 years without visible support thanks to an innovative seismic base isolation system invented by Yaghoubian. It's only one of the many accomplishments in the extraordinary career of Yaghoubian, the son of Armenian Genocide survivors who has made a huge impact on the world of engineering in the United States and around the world...

The Joys Of Collecting

Author: Jean Paul Getty
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 1606060872
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In 1965, shortly after founding his namesake museum in Malibu, California, J. Paul Getty (1892–1976) penned a reminiscence about “the romance and zest—the excitement, suspense, thrills, and triumphs—that make art collecting one of the most exhilarating and satisfying of all human endeavors.” Newly republished, this book offers a fascinating portrait of an idiosyncratic and highly personal passion for art. In the late 1920s, Getty writes, “It appeared to me that the days of collecting were just about over. The men who had made their millions . . . before I'd started in business . . . had swept up just about everything worthwhile.” The onset of the Great Depression changed the landscape dramatically; Getty recounts how his serious acquisitions began in the early 1930s and continued for more than three decades. The text, adorned with revealing anecdotes, covers paintings, antiquities, and decorative arts and furniture, with conversational asides discussing Getty's philosophy of collecting. This personal chronicle reads like an intriguing postcard from a vastly different—and increasingly distant—era.

Encyclopedia Of American Business History

Author: Charles R. Geisst
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109873
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Presents an alphabetically-arranged reference to the history of business and industry in the United States. Includes selected primary source documents.

Encyclopedia Of History Of American Management

Author: Morgen Witzel
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1843711311
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Containing more than 250 entries, this unique and ambitious work traces the development of management thinking and major business culture in North America. Entries range from 600 words to 2500 words and contain concise biographical detail, a critical analysis of the thinkers' doctrines and ideas and a bibliography including the subject's major works and a helpful listing of minor works.

New York Times Saturday Review Of Books And Art

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The J Paul Getty Museum Journal

Author: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892360917
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The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 is a compendium of articles and notes pertaining to the Museum's permanent collections of antiquities, decorative arts, paintings, and photographs. Volume 14 includes articles written by Dietrich von Bothmer, Dietrich Willers, Jean-Louis Zimmermann, Marjatta Nielsen, R. R. R. Smith, Lawrence J. Bliquez, Anne Ratzki-Kraatz, Charissa Bremer-David, Simon Jervis, Gillian Wilson, C. Gay Nieda, Rosalind Savill, M. Roy Fisher, Nigel Glendinning, Burton B. Fredericksen, Graham Smith and Anne McCauley.


Author: Judith Keller
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892368105
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New York in the mid-1950s was a time of detectives, G-men, mobsters, and crime photographers. Weegee (American. b. Austria, 1899-1968) fit this last profile perfectly. Speed Graphic camera in hand, he dashed around the city responding to the police radio, recording accidents, arrests, fires, and murders. This volume in the J. Paul Getty Museum's In Focus series examines approximately fifty of the ninty-five Weegee prints in the collection, surveying his photojournalism as well as additional works that picture life in the Bowery, Greenwich Village, and Harlem. Judith Keller, Associate Curator in the Department of Photographs, provides an introduction to Weegee and commentary on the plates. The photographer was the subject of a colloquium at the Getty Museum on August 27, 2004, where the author was joined by David Featherstone, Michael Hargraves, Weston Naef, Miles Orvell, Ira Richer, Colin Westerbeck, and Cynthia Young in discussing his life and work. This conversation, captured here in an edited transcript, traces Weegee's transition from crime photography to social documentarian, with special attention paid to his publications, including Naked City (1945). William McCleery, in the foreword to that book, calls Weegee "an Artist" with "his own conception of what constitutes beauty." With the issuance of this In Focus installment, readers can again share in Weegee's conception.

Getty And Hitler

Author: Grant MacDonald
Editor: GETTY and HITLER
ISBN: 1450577601
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J. Paul Getty; FBI File 100.1202, June 26, 1940, Espionage. 2003 documents declassified by UK Warfare Ministry reveal that in Oct. 1941 the pro-Nazi Jean Paul Getty employed and lodged Nazis at his Pierre Hotel in New York City; Nazis who were involved in spying on and sabotaging Allied Forces' war production plants. 43,000 people were killed in the UK while J. Paul Getty was in Berlin still shipping oil to Hitler five months before Pearl Harbor ... December 7, 1941. J.P. Getty was investing in German government bonds. As aristocrats with treasures of art were executed -- beginning in 1933 -- with the outbreak of war; Getty assiduously added to his vast collection with the Nazis.