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Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 20, 196-?

Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992


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Title: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 20

Date: 196-?

Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel ; 1 hr., 2 min., 15 sec.

Description: The twentieth of twenty-four tapes of an interview Paul Vanderbilt.

Interviewer is an unidentified woman, possibly a university student based on handwritten notes accompanying the collection.

Approximate date based on life events described.
Topics of discussion include threads of experience, the intersections of things, and books that have been valuable to Vanderbilt.

Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 20. Side 1: "Theoretical discussion. "Stations" or points on a main stream. Dealing with diversity by selection. Remembering points only and forgetting what is between. Areas between remembered points sometimes important. Immediate points and broad continuity. Doing things for extension and elaboration. John Dunn's sculpture. Labeling. Words are accessible rather than definitive.; Side 2: Quotations and comment on three influential books: Stephen's Flow of Horizon Spengler and Max Picard. Looking at pictures. Identification games. Conversations of rightness in painting with James Crane.

Creator: Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992

Forms part of: Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Paul Vanderbilt. Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 20, 196-?. Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 16889