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Outer peristyle at Getty Villa
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Hankey, Roy
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Villa, modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, was constructed in the early 1970s by the architectural firm of Langdon and Wilson. Architectural consultant Norman Neuerburg worked closely with J. Paul Getty to develop the interior and exterior details, based on elements from ancient Roman houses in the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. Admission to the Getty Villa, located at 17985 West Pacific Coast Highway, is free, but only a limited number of visitors are allowed in each day and demand is very high, so tickets need to be obtained in advance.
View of the main courtyard (peristyle) and guests at the Getty Villa Museum, located at 17985 West Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades. The peristyle is adorned with hedge-lined pathways and stone benches and plants such as bay laurel, boxwood, myrtle, ivy, and oleander, are planted around a spectacular 220-foot-long reflecting pool.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Roy Hankey Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Malibu-Museums-Getty Villa.
Getty Villa (Malibu, Calif.)
Museum visitors--California--Los Angeles
Museums--California--Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles)
Reflecting pools--California--Los Angeles
Peristyles--California--Los Angeles
Architecture, Domestic--California--Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles)--Roman influences
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Neuerburg, Norman
Langdon & Wilson

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