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Joseph Schillinger papers, 1934-1948

Schillinger, Joseph, 1895-1943

Composer, Painter, Teacher, Author, Scientist, Musician


Collection Information

Size: 0.5 Linear feet

Summary: Annotated typescript of Schillinger's article "Art Continuum Classification and Definition"; an annotated typescript of excerpts from his published book, THE MATHEMATICAL BASIS OF THE ARTS, and duplicates of excerpts from the book form; notes, formulae, and designs using the formulae; magazines and newspaper clippings about Schillinger; photographs of designs and of Schillinger; notes about his theorem for composing music; unidentified photographs from a scrapbook; and a description for a course he taught at Columbia University, "A Method of Evolving Rhythmic Design."

Biographical/Historical Note

Mathematician, scientist, theorist, composer, musician, teacher, and author; New York, N.Y.


The donor, Frances Schillinger, is the widow of Joseph Schillinger.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Joseph Schillinger papers, 1934-1948. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.