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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

Physical Description: 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

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (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:

Scope and Content Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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

Scope and Content Note

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

Physical Description: (Framed: 20 x 26.75 inches)
Frame 1998.IA.15-08

1 multi-layered pencil drawing, undated

Physical Description: (Framed: 27.5 x 30.25 inches)
Frame 1998.IA.15-09

2 colored pencil drawings of walkway/footpath, undated

Physical Description: (Framed: 26.75 x 63 inches)
Frame 1998.IA.15-10

4 colored pencil drawings of walkway/ footpath and streambed, undated

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (Framed: 48.75 x 31 inches)
Frame 1998.IA.15-13

1 color preliminary drawing of garden showing contour lines, March 1994

Physical Description: (Framed: 61.5 x 37.5 inches)
Frame 1998.IA.15-14

2 colored pencil drawings of the azalea maze, undated

Physical Description: (Framed: 25.5 x 24.75)
Frame 1998.IA.15-15

1 pencil drawing of the bougainvillea arbors/trellises on the garden landing, undated

Physical Description: (Framed: 22 x 25 inches)
Frame 1998.IA.15-16

1 pencil drawing of staircase as a "stronger statement," undated

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (Framed 31 x 41.5 inches)
Frame 1998.IA.15-18

3 colored pencil (?) drawings exploring entrances to the garden (?), undated

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (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

Physical Description: (Framed: 43 x 61 inches)
Frame 1998.IA.15-23

1 colored pencil drawing of trees along the stream and around the bowl, undated

Physical Description: (Framed: 43 x 61 inches)