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2.1: Books , 1942-2007

This series is comprised of typescript drafts, correspondence, publishing contracts, research files, image rights and reproduction requests, financial material, and reader feedback, all related to books written or co-authored by Peter Selz. The titles include Art in a Turbulent Era, Art in Our Times, Art of Engagement, Beyond the Mainstream, Theories and Documents, and Theories of Modern Art. There are also monographs on artists such as Eduardo Chillida, Sam Francis, and William Congdon.
This subseries is arranged alphabetically by title. Some books have folder groupings that are arranged by document type. Most of the book drafts are not numbered and are not in a specific order. The exception is Art of Engagement which had the number of the draft which was labeled "Second Draft," "Sixth Draft," etc.
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Art in a Turbulent Era
UMI Research Press Correspondence, 1982-1985
3
9
Royalty Reports, 1986-1993
3
10
Art in Our Times
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Correspondence, 1978-1984
3
11
Harry Abrams, Inc. Correspondence, 1977-1982
3
12
General Correspondence, 1971-1985
3
13-20
Image Rights and Reproductions Requests, 1978-1980
3
21-22
Reader Feedback for Publisher's Examination Copy, circa 1981
3
23
Art in Our Times
Introduction, circa 1975
4
1
Chapter 1 Drafts, circa 1975
4
2
Chapter 1 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
4
3
Chapter 2 Drafts, circa 1975
4
4-5
Chapter 2 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
4
6-7
Chapter 3 Drafts, circa 1975
4
8-9
Chapter 3 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
4
10
Chapter 4 Drafts, circa 1975
4
11
Chapter 4 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
4
12
Chapter 5 Draft and Images, circa 1975
4
13-15
Chapter 6 Draft and Images, circa 1975
4
16-17
Chapter 7 Draft, circa 1975
4
18
Art in Our Times
Chapter 7 Images of Artwork, circa 1975
5
1-2
Chapter 8 Introduction Drafts, circa 1975
5
3-4
Chapter 8 "Painting" Draft and Images, circa 1975
5
5
Chapter 8 "Sculpture" Draft and Images, circa 1975
5
6-7
Chapter 8 "Architecture" Draft and Images, circa 1975
5
8
Chapter 9 Draft and Images, circa 1975
5
9-12
Bibliography, circa 1975
5
13
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1981
5
14
Art of Engagement
San Jose Museum of Art Correspondence, 2000-2005
5
15
University of California Press Correspondence, 2000-2007
5
16
General Correspondence, 1999-2005
5
17
Contracts and Agreements, 2002-2005
5
18
Reader Reports, 2002-2005
5
19
Interview with Peter Selz on KPFK 90.7 FM Sound Exchange Program, 2005
Includes 1 sound disc (CD). (Transfer not possible.)
5
20
"Art and Politics in California in the 1960s" Typescript Draft, circa 2003
5
21
Second Typescript Draft, 2003
5
22
Third Typescript Draft, 2003
5
23
Art of Engagement
Sixth Typescript Draft, 2003
6
1-3
Final Typescript Draft, 2004
6
4-6
Beyond the Mainstream
Cambridge University Press Correspondence, 1995-1996
6
7
General Correspondence, 1995-1996
6
8
Invoices, 1995-1996
6
9
Notes, circa 1994
6
10
"Discards", circa 1995
6
11
Royalty Statements, 1995-2012
6
12
Permissions for Image Rights and Reproductions, 1995-1997
6
13-14
Photographs of Artwork, 1998
6
15-16
Photocopies of Illustrations, circa 1997
6
17
Illustrations and Introduction Draft, 1995-1997
6
18
Outline, circa 1995
6
19
"Own Copies" of Essays for Book, circa 1995
6
20-23
Beyond the Mainstream Galleys, 1997
7
1-3
Chillida
Correspondence, 1984-1997
7
4-6
Harry Abrams Book Contract, 1984
7
7
"Chillida: Two Public Spaces in the Basque Country" Essay Draft, 1984-1985
7
8
Notes and Printed Material for "Public Spaces" Essay, circa 1984
7
9
Art Inventories and Bibliographies, circa 1985
7
10
Photocopies of Eduardo Chillida Photographs, 1958-1984
Photocopies of Eduardo Chillida and other people at various events.
7
11
Notes, circa 1985
7
12
Printed Material, circa 1985
7
13
Chillida Typescript Draft, circa 1986
7
14
Photocopy of Finalized Chillida Manuscript, 1986
Oversized material house in OV 32.
7
15
Miscellaneous Material, circa 1984
7
16
German Expressionist Painting Bound Typescript Draft, circa 1957
7
17
Sam Francis
Correspondence, 1970-1976
7
18-20
Undated Correspondence, circa 1970-1976
7
21
Index Cards with Notes, circa 1975
7
22
Notes, circa 1975
7
23-24
Exhibition Announcements, 1961-1978
7
25
Printed Material, 1952-1973
7
26-28
Photographs of Sam Francis and Others, 1959-1972
7
29
Early Manuscript Draft, circa 1975
7
30-31
Later Manuscript Draft, circa 1975
7
32-33
Final Manuscript Draft, circa 1975
7
34-35
Sam Francis Material for Revised Edition, 1980-1982
8
1
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art
John Hallmark Neff Correspondence, 1992
8
2
Richard Hertz Correspondence, 1984-1985
8
3
Scott Norton Correspondence, 1994
8
4
University of California Press Correspondence, 1982-1995
8
5-8
Publisher and Artist Permissions, circa 1994
8
9
Chapter 1 Illustrations, circa 1995
8
10
Chapter 3 Illustrations, circa 1995
8
11
Chapter 6 Illustrations, circa 1995
8
12
Reader Feedback Reports, 1984-1993
8
13
Royalties and Reader Feedback, 1996-1997
8
14
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1995
8
15
Preface and Introduction Drafts, 1991-1994
8
16
Table of Contents, 1990
8
17
Chapter 1 Drafts, circa 1995
8
18-22
Chapter 2 Drafts, circa 1995
8
23-24
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art
Chapter 3 Drafts, circa 1995
9
1-6
Chapter 4 "Pop Selections" Drafts, circa 1995
9
7
Chapter 4 "Pop Discards" Printed Material, circa 1995
9
8
Chapter 6 Drafts, circa 1995
9
9-10
Chapter 6 "Discards" Printed Material, circa 1995
9
11
Chapter 10 Drafts, circa 1995
9
12
Theories of Modern Art
Herschel Chipp and Joshua Taylor Correspondence, 1958-1959
9
13
University of California Press Correspondence, 1960-1961
9
14
General Correspondence, 1961-1964
9
15
Royalties and Reader Feedback, 1965-1969
9
16
Research Material on Artists, circa 1968
9
17
Typescript Drafts of Essays, circa 1968
9
18
Book Outline and Essay Draft, circa 1968
9
19
Notes and Printed Material, circa 1968
9
20
Bibliographic Notes, circa 1968
9
21
William Congdon
Foundation for Improving Understanding of the Arts Correspondence, 1987-1993
9
22
William Congdon Correspondence, 1989-1990
Includes a mixture of photocopies and originals of correspondence.
9
23
General Correspondence, 1993-1998
9
24
Foundation for Improving Understanding of the Arts Essay Proposal, 1989
9
25
Biographical Material, circa 1981-1988
9
26
William Congdon
Notes, circa 1990
10
1
"William Congdon, American Painter" Early Typescript Draft, circa 1989
10
2
"William Congdon" Final Typescript Draft, circa 1990
10
3
"The Workshop of the Artist" by Rodolfo Balzarotti, circa 1985
10
4
"The Art of William Congdon" by Fred Licht, 1990
10
5
Photocopy of In the Death of One, 1942-1945, circa 1995
10
6
Photocopies of "Letters to Jim", 1950-1959
10
7
Transcripts of Letters to Belle Gardner, 1948-1958
10
8
Transcripts from Artist Notebooks, 1948-1988
10
9
Transcript of Conversation between Rodolfo Balzarotti, Cacciari, and Peter Selz, 1989
10
10
Photographs of Artist, circa 1990
10
11
Black and White Photographs of Art, 1950-1977
10
12
Color Photographs of Art, 1942-1989
10
13-15
Printed Material, 1975-1988
10
16
Oversized Chillida Manuscript Photocopy from Box 7, Folder 15, 1986
OV 32

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