Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 3 in. ; 34 min., 12 sec.
Creator: Peter Fingesten (1916-1987)
Co-Creator: Irma B. Jaffe
Description: Irma Jaffe interviews Professor Fingesten of Pace University's art department.
Interview takes place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where Fingesten discusses the symbolism of the cathedral's architecture and medieval architecture in general, including his theory which compares the structure of a cathedral to the human anatomy.
Interview was recorded for WFMU radio station in Montclair, N.J.
Close to the end of side 1 is a short excerpt of an unidentified man interviewing Irma Jaffe on the topic of collecting art. The Fingesten interview continues on side 2.
Forms part of: Irma Jaffe interviews, 1965-1977
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Interview with Peter Fingesten for the Art news and interviews radio series, 1966 January 14. Irma Jaffe interviews, 1965-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 11932
- Architecture, Medieval
- Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York, N.Y.)
- Church architecture
Availability: This item has been digitally reformattted. It is available by appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations by request.