As I See it

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 ...

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Author: Jean Paul Getty

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892367008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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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

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Author: J. Paul Getty

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ISBN: OCLC:472847922

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Jean Paul Getty

All the Money in the World by John Pearson (William Collins 2017) As I See It – The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty by J. Paul Getty (Getty Publications 2006) How to be Rich by J. Paul Getty (Jove Publications 1986) The House of Getty by ...

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Author: Wyn Derbyshire

Publisher: Spiramus Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781913507046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) - a powerful, oil tycoon who was at one point the richest man in the world, with a private life described as ‘bizarre beyond belief’, but what drove him and shaped the man he was? The author looks at the difficulties Getty had in interacting with others on a personal level, and why many have portrayed Getty as living a solitary, even lonely life, despite being surrounded by guards, staff, visiting business colleagues and female companions. Instead he suggests that Getty's fortune was to serve as the central foundation of his life. His need to create, defend and expand that fortune – all of which he successfully did – is key to understanding his life.

Guide to the Getty Villa

Earthly Paradises: Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology. Los Angeles, 2003. ... The Herculaneum Women: History, Context, Identities. ... J. Paul Getty. As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1976.

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Author: J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606065471

Category: Art

Page: 132

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This revised and updated edition of the Guide to the Getty Villa is published in conjunction with the reinstallation of the Villa collection galleries. It offers an engaging introduction to the Villa’s history as well as an up-to-date look at its gardens, historical rooms, and galleries. It begins with the history of the site, recounting how, as J. Paul Getty’s art collection grew, he decided to house it in a replica of the ancient Roman villa at Herculaneum now known as the Villa dei Papiri. The second chapter chronicles the destruction of Herculaneum in 79 CE during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the Villa dei Papiri’s rediscovery in the eighteenth century, and more recent archaeological discoveries at the site. The third chapter leads readers on a tour of the Getty Villa, from the cobblestone “Roman road” through the outdoor theater, atrium, peristyles, and gardens; it includes detailed descriptions of special rooms such as the Basilica, the Room of Colored Marbles, the Temple of Herakles, and the Tablinum. The final chapter recounts how Getty began collecting art in the late 1930s, how the collection grew in the decades before and after his death in 1974, and how the displays at the Villa have evolved along with the collection, culminating in the chronological arrangement to be completed in early 2018. This edition includes a new director’s foreword as well as a revised and refreshed main text, including an entirely new chapter. It also includes updated illustrations throughout the book and updated floor plans of the newly reinstalled Villa.

How to be Rich

Mr. Getty expounds the highly personal view of business that has guided him through his spectacular career. He reveals the principles and methods which have enabled him to build up and wisely use his tremendous fortune.

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Author: Jean Paul Getty

Publisher: Jove Publications

ISBN: UCSC:32106000943156

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

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Mr. Getty expounds the highly personal view of business that has guided him through his spectacular career. He reveals the principles and methods which have enabled him to build up and wisely use his tremendous fortune.

And Then I Met the Getty Kouros

Seeing my interest in Mr. Getty's life, John sent me a copy of As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty,1 which mentions John several times, along with a short note dated June 1, 1982. The book contained interesting stories about ...

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Author: Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian

Publisher: Quantech press

ISBN: 9780996056106

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

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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

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 ...

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Author: Jean Paul Getty

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606060872

Category: Art

Page: 76

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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.

International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

Getty, J. P. (1976). As I see it: The autobiography of J. Paul Getty. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Hewins, R. (1960). The richest American: J. Paul Getty. New York: Dutton. Lenzner, R. (1986). The great Getty: The life and loves ...

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Author: Helmut K. Anheier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387939964

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge. The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society fills this gap, establishing a common set of understandings and terminology, and an analytical starting point for future research. Global in scope and authoritative in content, the Encyclopedia offers succinct summaries of core concepts and theories; definitions of terms; biographical entries on important figures and organizational profiles. In addition, it serves as a reliable and up-to-date guide to additional sources of information. In sum, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits across cultures and historical periods. For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.

Encyclopedia of American Business History

Further reading De Chair, Somerset S. Getty on Getty: A Man in a Billion. New York: Sterling Pub., 1989. Getty, Jean Paul. As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1996. Lenzer, Robert.

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Author: Charles R. Geisst

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109879

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 609

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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.

American Arcadia

Getty, J. Paul, The History of the Oil Business of George F. and J. Paul Getty ... Getty, J. Paul, As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1976). Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, “Beauty as an ...

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Author: Peter J. Holliday

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190256524

Category: Art

Page: 400

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A vivid and engaging exploration of California's debt to the ancient world Discussing the influence of the classics on America is nothing new; indeed, classical antiquity could be considered second only to Christianity as a force in modeling America's national identity. What has never been explored until now is how, from the beginning, Californians in particular chose to visually and culturally craft their new world using the rhetoric of classical antiquity. Through a lively exploration of material culture, literature, and architecture, American Arcadia offers a tour through California's development as a Mediterranean haven from the late nineteenth century to the present. In its earliest days, California was touted as the last opportunity for alienated Yankees to establish the refined gentleman-farmer culture envisioned by Jefferson and build new cities free of the filth and corruption of those they left back East. Through architecture and landscape design Californians fashioned an Arcadian setting evocative of ancient Greece and Rome.Later, as Arcadia gave way to urban sprawl, entire city plans were drafted to conjure classical antiquity, self-styled villas dotted the hills, and utopian communities began to shape the state's social atmosphere. Art historian Peter J. Holliday traces the classical influence primarily through the evidence of material culture, yet the book emphasizes the stories and people, famous and forgotten, behind the works, such as Florence Yoch, the renowned landscape designer and set designer for Gone with the Wind, and "Sister Aimee" Semple McPherson, the most publicized Christian evangelist of her day, whose sermons filled the Pantheon-like Angelus Temple. Telling stories from the creation of the famed aqueducts that turned the semi-arid landscape to a cornucopia of almonds, alfalfa, and oranges to the birth of the body-sculpting movement, American Arcadia offers readers a new way of seeing our past and ourselves.