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Getty Center Central Garden design plans, approximately 1992-1996

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Inventory of the Getty Center Central Garden Design Plans

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Central Garden design plans
Model
1998.IA.13 Landscape study model constructed of wood, clay, and foam, approximately 1992-1995 16.4 linear feet (model: 23 x 86 x 134 inches; crate: 43 x 99 x 148 inches)
Presentation boards:
Collages of photographs of plants used in designing the stream garden, undated (4 foam boards measuring 20 x 30 inches each, stored in 2 flat files)
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-24 Area 1
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-25 Area 2
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-26 Area 3
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-27 Area 4
Collages of photographs of plants used in designing the terraces surrounding the azalea maze, undated (3 foam boards measuring 22 x 40 inches each, stored in 3 flat files)
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-28 Board "A"
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-29 Board "B"
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-30 Board "C"
Drawings and plans:
Material comprises preliminary drawings, sketches, and schematics in various media and of various sizes, the largest being 30 x 86 inches. The drawings were created by Robert Irwin and Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects.
Roll
1998.IA.15-01 "Roll 1," around 1995-1996
One tube containing 7 original drawings (pencil and colored pencil on vellum) of various sizes. Drawings include zig-zag path rest area bench detail; lower garden bench detail; standing lamp detail; and set of 4 drawings, which layer to demonstrate foliage, buildings, garden structures, and the underlying topography.
Roll
1998.IA.15-02 "Roll 2," 1995-1996 and undated
One tube containing approximately 29 drawings (pen, pencil, and colored pencil on vellum and tissue). Drawings depict various aspects of the garden, including its topography; circle path bench detail; standing lamp detail; bridges and their guardrails; azalea maze; bougainvillea arbors/trellis; and a color palette for bed planting.
Roll
1998.IA.15-03 "Roll 3," 1994-1996 and undated
One tube containing approximately 23 drawings (pencil and colored pencil on vellum and tissue) of various sizes. Drawings depict general landscape; stone patterns of walkways/footpaths; drainage; and grading.
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-04 "Roll 4," 1994-1996
Contents were rehoused from one architectural tube into an oversized flat file at time of accession. Contents include over 60 drawings (pencil and colored pencil on vellum, tissue, and graph paper) of various sizes. Drawings depict general landscape as well as detailed drawings of bridges and guardrails; stone patterns for footpaths/walkways and garden walls; planters; and gates.
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-05 "Roll 5," 1994-1996
Contents were rehoused from one architectural tube into an oversized flat file at time of accession. Contents include approximately 39 drawings (pencil and colored pencil on vellum and tissue) of various sizes. Drawings depict general landscape as well as detailed drawings of bridges; standing lamps; stone patterns; terrace walls; the "arbor"; the rock waterfall; and the azalea maze planters.
Flatfile
1998.IA.15-06 "Roll 6," 1994 and undated
Contents were rehoused from one architectural tube into an oversized flat file at time of accession. Contents include 7 drawings (blueline prints and pencil/colored pencil on vellum or tissue) of various sizes. Drawings depict the general landscape, including an overall site plan of the garden dated September 8, 1994.
Frame
1998.IA.15-07 1 colored pencil/ink (?) drawing of garden landing, undated (Framed: 20 x 26.75 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-08 1 multi-layered pencil drawing, undated (Framed: 27.5 x 30.25 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-09 2 colored pencil drawings of walkway/footpath, undated (Framed: 26.75 x 63 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-10 4 colored pencil drawings of walkway/ footpath and streambed, undated (Framed: 63.75 x 27.75 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-11 Study # 10: Schematic/preliminary plan of Getty Research Institute and Museum with garden overview, August 1993 (Framed: 63 x 37 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-12 1 pencil/crayon study of the textures, colors, and scales of various plant materials, undated (Framed: 48.75 x 31 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-13 1 color preliminary drawing of garden showing contour lines, March 1994 (Framed: 61.5 x 37.5 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-14 2 colored pencil drawings of the azalea maze, undated (Framed: 25.5 x 24.75)
Frame
1998.IA.15-15 1 pencil drawing of the bougainvillea arbors/trellises on the garden landing, undated (Framed: 22 x 25 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-16 1 pencil drawing of staircase as a "stronger statement," undated (Framed: 21.25 x 15.25)
Frame
1998.IA.15-17 1 color drawing with legend: Getty Center Central Garden schematic plan, July 22, 1994 (Framed 31 x 41.5 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-18 3 colored pencil (?) drawings exploring entrances to the garden (?), undated (Framed: 33.5 x 44.25 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-19 1 colored pencil perspective drawing of view to north from azalea maze, undated (Framed: 45 x 25.5 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-20 1 colored pencil drawing of the underlying structure of the streambed (rocks), terrace, walkways, bridges, bougainvillea arbor and various trellises, undated (Framed: 43 x 61 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-21 1 pencil and colored pencil drawing of the zig-zag walkway and the topography/grading surrounding the bowl/azalea pond with line drawings of surrounding building elevations, undated (Framed: 43 x 61 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-22 1 colored pencil drawing of the plantings along the streambed, the azalea maze, and the terraces, with hints of surrounding architectural footprints, undated (Framed: 43 x 61 inches)
Frame
1998.IA.15-23 1 colored pencil drawing of trees along the stream and around the bowl, undated (Framed: 43 x 61 inches)


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