Physical Details: 2 sound tape reels : analog ; 7 in. ; 1 hr., 4 min., 4 sec.
Description: An unidentified speaker compares how different languages express thoughts differently, to help explain the way that abstract modern art expresses thoughts differently than, say, realist art.
Reel 1 contains two overlapping recordings, recorded at different speeds. The recording on side 1 could not be isolated, and contains noise from a second recording in the right channel throughout.
The recording on reel 1, side 2 is 4 minutes long and was made to test equipment; it is unrelated to the lecture on side 1. Reel 2 also contains 16 minutes of an unrelated recording.
Forms part of: Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1994
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Unidentified lecture on modern art, 196-?. Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 11991
- Art, Modern
- Language and languages
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.