2014 · Sherman Oaks, California
by Yaghoubian, Jack Njdeh
Sherman Oaks, California: Quantech Press, 2014. Hardcover. VG. Black cloth, black & color illus. dust jacket, 387 pp., BW illus. "This multifaceted, multidisciplinary professional and personal memoir recounts Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian's six decades of innovative problem solving in the management of critical engineering projects across five continents. ... Thinking that he had seen and done everything in the sphere of civil engineering, he came face to face with the art world in general and the J. Paul Getty Museum in particular. Once again facing a situation thought by his colleagues to be unsolvable, he made history by inventing a system for protecting antiquities from earthquake damage anywhere around the globe. [This book] bridges the gap between his unexpected involvement in the art world and his successful decades-long civil engineering career." NY Times article from 1991, about the questionable provenance of the Getty Kouros, laid in. The debate is on-going.
(Inventory #: 152707)