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Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2014, bulk 1950-2005 bulk 1950-2005

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2.2: Other Writings , 1963-2011

This subseries consists primarily of drafts of articles, essays, and lectures by Peter Selz.
Researchers should note that writings that appear in notes or draft form in this subseries may be related to materials found in other parts of the collection.
This subseries is arranged chronologically. Undated writings appear at the end of the subseries in alphabetical order.
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Assorted Lectures, circa 1963-circa 1967
Includes typescript drafts from a folder titled "Lectures - Various."
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Assorted Articles and Book Reviews, 1963-1977
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Assorted Essays and Lectures, circa 1964-2014
This file includes drafts of essays and lectures including "The Beginnings of Abstract Painting," "Hans Hofmann," "Beckmann: The Final Year," and "Art in a Turbulent Era: German Expressionism From Kirchner to Kiefer."
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Commencement Address for the California College of Arts and Crafts, 1967
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"The Artist as Social Critic in 20th Century America", circa 1970
Also included is Newsletter no. 3 from the New Art Association, 1970 September.
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Writings and Lecture Notes, circa 1973
Also included in this file is an agreement with the University of California Press for the paperback edition of German Expressionist Painting.
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"Schoenberg and the Visual Arts," Lecture for the Aspen Conference on Contemporary Music for the 100th Anniversary of Schoenberg's Birth, 1974
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University of California, Berkeley, Commencement Address, 1981
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"Contemporary American Art: The Support System", circa 1983
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"SFMOMA Lecture" and Other Lecture Notes, circa 1984
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"A Modern Looks at Itself", circa 1985
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Book Review of Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1985
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"Art in a Turbulent Era" and "The Art of Political Engagement", circa 1985- circa 2001
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"Contemporary American Art, Lecture 1: The Work", circa 1986
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"The Human Image in an Age of Deconstruction" and "The Human Figure: Survival, Revival and Prescience", circa 1988
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"German Art After WWII", circa 1989
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"Degenerate Art: Censorship in Extremis", circa 1990
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"The Stars and Stripes: Johns to Burkhardt", circa 1990
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"Impact from Abroad" Galleys and Correspondence, 1991-1995
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"The Impact of Artists from Abroad" Early Essay Drafts, circa 1992
Includes born-digital records, see ER01.
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"The Impact of Artists from Abroad" Essay Drafts, 1991
0.001 Gigabytes
One computer file
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"The Impact from Abroad" Later Drafts, circa 1992
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"Max Beckmann: Realism of Inner Vision", 1993 October
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"Americans Abroad", circa 1993
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"Degenerate Art Reconstructed", circa 1993
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"Abstract Classicism Reexamined", circa 1996
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Lecture on Posters, 2004
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"From Free Love to Prostitution to the New Woman, or Arcadia and Metropolis", circa 2004
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Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Lectures, 2009
This file also contains a course syllabus and printouts of powerpoint slides.
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"A Seminal Painting by Mark Rothko: Ex. No. 7", 2013
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"Engagement and Commitment," Arts Club Lecture/ Annual Conference of the Center for Basque Studies, 2013
This file contains a draft copy of Selz's lecture, as well as printed material related to the conference, and postcards from one of the conference organizers. Includes born-digital records, see ER12.
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"Engagement and Commitment", Arts Club Lecture, Digital Presentation, 2013
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One computer file
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Buck Collection Essay Drafts, "The Human Image" and "The Bay Area Figurative Movement", circa 2014
Pages in this file appear out of order and may be incomplete.
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"Der Blaue Reiter", undated
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"The Essential Duality of Jean Dubuffet", undated
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"Existentialist Concepts in Recent Painting and Sculpture", undated
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"German Expressionist and Post-Expressionist Painting" and Other Lectures, undated
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"German Expressionism in the Context of the European Avant-Garde", undated
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Lecture on Alfred Barr Sr., undated
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Lecture on Emil Nolde, undated
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"The Pulse and Sense of Place in Modernist American Painting", undated
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"Women in Modernity", undated
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"World War I and the Image of Struggle and Death", undated
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Miscellaneous Notes, circa 1970-circa 1990
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