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Getty Salad Garden: Marcia Reed

Making salad with a curator and a culinary historian. More»

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The Personalities of Salad Greens, Captured in Watercolors

Watercolor of flame lettuce and dragon's tongue arugula

“At different times of day you can see hues of red, purple, yellowish green, and an occasional pop of orange.” More»

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A Smartly Costumed Soldier and His Fierce Cat

An Azappo Archer with a Cheetah
An Azappo Archer with a Cheetah, about 1575, Jacopo Ligozzi. Brush, pen and brown ink, tempera colors, and painted gold, 11 1/16 x 8 3/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 91.GG.53

An extraordinary portrait of a Turkish soldier and his feline sidekick. More»

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Digital Publishing Needs New Tools

MCN 2015 - Minneapolis

How can we humanize the experience of digital publishing? More»

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The Weird and Wonderful Edible Monuments of Early Modern Europe

Festa della Porchetta in Bologna / Belmondo

When architecture was made of food. More»

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Can Gluttony Set You Free?

The Temperate / Master
The Temperate and the Intemperate; Master of the Dresden Prayer Book (Flemish, active about 1480 - 1515); Bruges, Belgium; about 1475 - 1480; Tempera colors and ink on parchment; Leaf: 17.5 x 19.4 cm (6 7/8 x 7 5/8 in.); Ms. 43, recto

Is gluttony underrated? More»

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This Just In: Gordon Parks’s “Flavio” Photographs

Flavio da Silva / Gordon Parks
Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Searing images of poverty in 1960s Brazil. More»

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Prototyping a Digital Publication for Scholars

Prototype for the folio-and-transcription view of the Mellini manuscript
Prototype for the folio-and-transcription view of the Mellini manuscript

How do you design an entirely new breed of digital publication? Test, revise, test, revise… More»

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The Origins of Flavored Waters

Recipes for distilling peach, bitter orange, citron, and lemon flower waters / Walther Hermann Ryff
Recipes for distilling peach, bitter orange, citron, and lemon flower waters. Hand-colored woodcuts from Walther Hermann Ryff’s Das new groß Distiller Buch (Frankfurt: Heirs of Christian Egenolff, 1556). The Getty Research Institute

Expensive flavored waters predate Whole Foods by centuries. More»

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This Just In: A Sugar Sculpture in Technicolor

Detail of etching of sugar sculpture / Teyler after Lenardi

A fantastic episode from the history of edible propaganda. More»

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      Photography of Troubled Dreams

      Japanese photographer Shiga Lieko works with local communities, immersing herself in them and incorporating their histories and myths into her photographs. Her series Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore) was created between 2009 and 2012 in Kitakama, Japan, a coastal village devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. The images possess a dreamlike, postapocalyptic quality that evokes myth, natural disaster, and trauma.

      Six from the series are included in the exhibition The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography (through February 21).

      Three images from Shiga Lieko’s series Rasen Kaigan (Spiral Shore), from top: Rasen Kaigan 39 and Portrait of Cultivation, 2009; Rasen Kaigan 21, 2012. Chromogenic prints. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council, 2015.1.2.–.4 © Shiga Lieko

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