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Getty Voices: Attic Pots and Atomic Particles


How did the ancient Greeks make their characteristic red-and-black pottery? Modern science may finally yield the answer. More»

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      Views of Versailles from the 1920s by photographer Eugène Atget

      A mob stormed the palace of Versailles during the night of October 5, 1789. No French head of state ever resumed permanent residence there, though everyone from Bonaparte to De Gaulle and Sarkozy have spent extended time living in pavilions on the grounds.

      Atget became obsessed with Versailles, which he saw as the embodiment of French civilization—a blend of elegance, order, and baroque excess. He worked there from 1901 until his death over 25 years later.


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