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Jules Langsner papers, circa 1910-1998, bulk, 1950-1967

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Series 3: Writings , 1934-circa 1960s
2.8 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4

Among the 2.8 linear feet of the writings of Jules Langsner are a large number of articles that he wrote for many different publications, as well as essays, lectures, poems, drafts, notes, jottings of ideas, proposals and published and unpublished manuscripts. There are drafts and unpublished versions of "Painting in the Modern World", and numerous other essays on contemporary art. There are also extensive handwritten notes on his travels, Asian art, European art, and other subjects.
The series is arranged as 3 subseries:
  • 3.1: Articles, 1949-circa 1960s
  • 3.2: Essays & Manuscripts, 1934-circa 1960s
  • 3.3: Notes, circa 1950s-1960s
3.1: Articles, 1949-circa 1960s
Articles are arranged alphabetically by publication title and then chronologically.
Description Container
Art News, circa 1950s-1960s
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2
Art News, 1949
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3
Art News, 1950
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4
Art News, 1951
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5
Art News, 1952
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6
Art News, 1953
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7
Art News, 1954
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8
Art News, 1955
2
9
Art News, 1956
2
10
Art News, 1957
2
11
Art News, 1958
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12
Art News, 1959
2
13
Art News, 1960
2
14
Art News, 1961
2
15
Art News, 1962
2
16
Art News, 1963
2
17
Art News, 1964-1966
2
18
Art News, 1967
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19
Art in America, circa 1960s
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20
Art International, 1961
2
21
Art International, 1962
2
22
Art International, 1963
2
23
Art International, 1964
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24
Arts & Architecture, circa 1950s-1960s
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25
Arts & Architecture, 1950-1961
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26
Aware, 1961
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27
Beverly Hills Times, circa 1950s-1960s
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28
Beverly Hills Times, 1959-1962
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29
Craft Horizons, 1961-1963
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30
Creative Crafts, 1961
2
31
Goya Revista de Arte, 1956-1957
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32
Los Angeles Times, circa 1950s
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33
Yomiuri, 1964
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34
Zodiac, circa 1950s-1960s
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35
Lists of articles, circa 1950s-1960s
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36
3.2: Essays & Manuscripts, 1934-circa 1960s
Description Container
Poems, 1934
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37
"The Flagellation of the Muse,", 1934
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38
"The Notebook of J.H. Langsner,", 1939-1942
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39
"Guide to the Criticism of Modern Architecture,", 1953
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40
"You and Modern Art" Preliminary Report Phase I, 1953
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41
"You and Modern Art" First Published Version, 1953
3 Folders
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42-44
"You and Modern Art" Phase II, July 1953 - January 1954
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45
"You and Modern Art" Phase III, January 1954 - July 1954
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46
"You and Modern Art" Revised Edition, 1954
4 Folders
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47-50
Robert Craig Kauffman Catalog Introduction, 1958
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51
"The Challenge of Society" Panel, 1959
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52
Lecture about Poland, 1960
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53
Film Ideas, 1961
2
54
"The Artist in the Modern World: The Artist and the Scientist,", 1962
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55
"The Artist in the Modern World: The Artist and the Daemon,", circa 1962
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56
"The Artist in the Modern World: The Artist and the Critic,", 1962-1963
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57
"The Artist in the Modern World: The Artist and the Technological World,", circa 1963
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"The Artist in the Modern World: The Artist and Technological Man,", circa 1963
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59
"The Abstract Esthetic" Lecture, 1963
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60
Nina Tryggvadottir & Alcopley Foreword, 1963
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61
"The Artist and the Scientist in the Age of Space" Lecture, 1964
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62
"Concerning American Art in the Sixties" Lecture Drafts, 1966
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1
"Concerning American Art in the Sixties" Lecture, 1966
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2
"Painting in the Modern World" Notes, circa 1958-circa 1967
3 Folders
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3-5
"Painting in the Modern World - The Beginnings" Draft, circa 1958-circa 1967
3 Folders
3
6-8
"Painting in the Modern World - Pervaded by Light: Impressionism" Draft, circa 1958-circa 1967
3 Folders
3
9-11
"Painting in the Modern World - Impressionism Transformed" Draft, circa 1958-circa 1967
2 Folders
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12-13
"Painting in the Modern World - Possessed by the Daemonic Spirit" Draft, circa 1958-circa 1967
2 Folders
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14-15
"Painting in the Modern World - The Poetry of Everyday Life" Draft, circa 1958-circa 1967
2 Folders
3
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"Painting in the Modern World" Unpublished Original Draft Part I, circa 1958-circa 1967
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18
"Painting in the Modern World" Unpublished Original Draft Part II, circa 1958-circa 1967
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19
"Painting in the Modern World" Unpublished Original Draft Part III, circa 1958-circa 1967
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20
"Painting in the Modern World" Unpublished Original Draft Part IV, circa 1958-circa 1967
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Photocopy of "Painting in the Modern World" Unpublished Original Draft Part I, circa 1958-circa 1967
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Photocopy of "Painting in the Modern World" Unpublished Original Draft Part II, circa 1958-circa 1967
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Photocopy of "Painting in the Modern World" Unpublished Original Draft Part III, circa 1958-circa 1967
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Photocopy of "Painting in the Modern World" Unpublished Original Draft Part IV, circa 1958-circa 1967
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25
"The Labyrinth of Art" Draft 1, circa 1950s-1960s
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1
"The Labyrinth of Art" Draft 2, circa 1950s-1960s
6 Folders
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2-7
"The Lost Grandeur,", circa 1950s-1960s
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8
"The Climate of Vision,", circa 1950s-1960s
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9
"Henry James: A Polemical Defense,", circa 1950s-1960s
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10
"The Sense of Painting,", circa 1950s-1960s
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11
Los Angeles State College Lecture, circa 1950s-1960s
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12
"Science and the Arts,", circa 1950s-1960s
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13
Art Reviews of European Cities, circa 1950s-1960s
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14
Outlines for T.V., 1950s-1960s
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15
"The Cultural Matrix,", circa 1950s-1960s
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16
Gideon Finchly Book Idea, circa 1950s-1960s
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17
Spectrum Proposal, circa 1950s-1960s
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18
Visual Semantics, circa 1950s-1960s
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19
Arts & Architecture Criticism Draft, circa 1950s-1960s
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20
"The Condition of Art Criticism,", circa 1950s-1960s
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21
"The Artist in the Modern World: the Artist and the Philosopher" Notes, circa 1960s
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22
"The Artist in the Modern World" Draft, circa 1960s
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23
"The Artist in the Modern World" Final Draft, circa 1960s
2 Folders
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Incomplete Writings, circa 1950s-1960s
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26
Writings by Others, circa 1950s-1960s
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27
Miscellaneous Essays on Art, circa 1950s-1960s
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28
Miscellaneous Proposals, circa 1950s-1960s
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29
3.3: Notes, circa 1950s-1960s
Description Container
Afghanistan and Silk Road, circa 1950s-1960s
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30
Asia, circa 1950s-1960s
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31
Buddhism, circa 1950s-1960s
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32
Calligraphy, circa 1950s-1960s
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33
Cambodia, circa 1950s-1960s
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34
Embarkation, circa 1950s-1960s
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35
Europe, circa 1950s-1960s
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36
Hong Kong and Taiwan, circa 1950s-1960s
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37
India, circa 1950s-1960s
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38
Japan, circa 1950s-1960s
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39
Japanese Architecture, circa 1950s-1960s
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40
Korea, circa 1950s-1960s
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Thoughts on Art, circa 1950s-1960s
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Miscellaneous Lecture Notes, circa 1950s-1960s
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Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1950s-1960s
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44-46

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