Walker Evans’s Havana, through an Architect’s Lens

People in Downtown Havana / Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art By Jessica Portner / 07.18.2011 Editorial Manager National History of Museum of Los Angeles County Julio César Pérez Hernández, architect and author of Inside Cuba, visits the Getty Center this Thursday to talk about Cuban architecture in conjunction with the exhibition A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans[…]

Where Is Yucatan? Julius Shulman at Chichen Itza in 1956

One of Julius Shulman’s views of Chichen Itza with a Chac Mool in the foreground. Julius Shulman photography archive. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.R.10 The power of the modern Californian lifestyle to assimilate difference By Dr. Robert J. Kett / 01.12.2015 Emerging Curator, Canadian Centre for Architecture and Curatorial Assistant of Architecture + Design San[…]

Technology and Totalitarian Ideas in Interwar Greece

Photo by Fred Boissonnas, Public Domain By Yiannis Antoniou and Vassilis Bogiatzis Antoniou: Hellenic Open University Bogiatzis: National Technical University of Athens This paper is an account of modernity, technology and totalitarian ideology in interwar Greece. We argue that the challenge of modernization and technological development of the country was the starting point for the emergence of technocratic ideas[…]

Sicily: A Cultural Crossroads in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds

Bay of Palermo, Sicily, 1963, Samuel J. Magnolia. Mural painting, about 8 1/2 x 15 ft. Photo courtesy of Rosemarie Anne Keene A cultural crossroads since ancient times, Sicily took on a truly international character in the Middle Ages. By Dr. Bryan C. Keene / 05.30.2014 Adjunct Professor of Art History Pepperdine University My interest in art[…]

Reclining, Dining, and Drinking in Ancient Greece

Plato´s Symposium, by Anselm Feuerbach, 1869 / Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, via Wikimedia Commons The practice of reclining to dine and drink spread throughout the Mediterranean. By Shelby Brown / 07.16.2012 Classical archaeologist and classicist Education Specialist for Academic and Adult Audiences J. Paul Getty Museum View of the inside of a kylix (stemmed wine cup). Wine Cup with a[…]