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Rudolf Arnheim papers, 1919-1998

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Series 3: Writings and Lectures, 1930-1989
2.7 linear feet
Boxes 5-8

Writings and lectures include book reviews written by Rudolf Arnheim, typescripts and handwritten drafts of articles, lecture drafts and notes, 7 sound tape reels and one sound cassette of Arnheim's lectures, manuscripts, and copies of published articles. Manuscripts include
Art and Visual Perception
,
Art of Seeing
,
Autobiography of a Work of Art: Picasso's Guernica
,
Depth Effect of 2D Figures
,
Disorder and Entropy, Order and Art
,
Dynamics of Architectural Form
,
New Essays on the Psychology of Art
,
Photographing Michelangelo
, and a work of fiction
The World Upside Down (Verkehrte Welt)
.
Writings are grouped by type, such as articles, lectures, and manuscripts, then arranged chronologically thereafter. Undated writings and lectures were given approximate date ranges. Lecture notes and manuscripts are further arranged in alphabetical order by subject or title. The sound tape reels are grouped with the lectures.
DescriptionContainer
Article Drafts, circa 1958-circa 1970
5
89-90
Article Drafts, circa 1958-circa 1970
5
91-92
Article Drafts, circa 1958-circa 1970
5
93-95
Book Reviews by Rudolf Arnheim, circa 1962-1974
5
96
Lecture Notes
3 Dimensions of Space, circa 1948-circa 1950
5
97-98
3 Dimensions of Space, circa 1949-1950
5
99-100
3 Dimensions of Space, 1950-1958
5
101
3 Dimensions of Space, circa 1952
5
102
3 Dimensions of Space, circa 1954-circa 1964
5
103
3 Dimensions of Space, circa 1958
5
104-105
Architecture, circa 1977-circa 1980
6
1-4
Architecture, circa 1977-circa 1980
6
5-8
Architecture, circa 1977-circa 1980
6
9-11
Art, circa 1943-circa 1949
6
12-16
Art, 1947-1953
6
17-21
Art, 1954-1955
6
22-25
Art, 1956-1960
6
26-30
Art, 1962-1966
6
31-35
Art, 1967-1976
6
36-39
Art, 1977-1984
6
40-45
Art, 1984-1989
6
46-50
Art Development and Education, 1951-1955
6
51-54
Art Development and Education, 1955-1965
6
55-57
Art Development and Education, 1969-1975
6
58-61
Art Development and Education, 1976-1979
6
62-63
Art Motivation, circa 1948-1955
6
64-68
Art Motivation, 1955-1961
6
69-72
Art Perception, 1950-1961
6
73-75
Art Perception, 1968-1980
6
76-80
Communication, 1947-1954
6
81-82
Communication, 1955-1962
6
83-85
Composition, 1982-1984
6
86-87
Composition, 1984-1987
6
88-91
Literature, 1947-1954
6
92-95
Modern Art, circa 1948-circa 1961
6
96-99
Music - Undated, circa 1946-circa 1981
6
100
Music, 1946-1954
6
101-103
Music, 1961-1981
6
104
Psychology of Art, circa 1974-circa 1984
6
105-113
Seminars, 1970-1979
6
114-115
Lecture Recordings
"A Glance at the Speculations" - Matchette Foundation Lecture Series, 1961
1 sound tape reel
6
116
"In the Footsteps of a Creator" - Matchette Foundation Lecture Series, 1961
1 sound tape reel
6
117
"Picasso Lecture", circa 1962
1 sound tape reel
7
1
"What is Art for?" - Sound Seminars in Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1963
1 sound tape reel
7
2
"What is Art for?" - Cooper Union Forum, 1963
1 sound tape reel
7
3
"Arnheim before Film Guild - San Francisco State College", 1965
1 sound tape reel
7
4
"Art in Education" - Philadelphia Conference, 1967
1 sound tape reel
7
5
"Visual Thinking" - University of Houston, Clear Lake, 1980
1 sound cassette
7
6
Manuscripts
Art and Visual Perception
Chapters 1-5, circa 1974
7
7-11
Art and Visual Perception
Chapters 6-10, circa 1974
7
12-16
Art and Visual Perception
Notes, circa 1974
7
17
The Art of Seeing
, circa 1964-1967
7
18
The Autobiography of a Work of Art: Picasso's Guernica
, 1961
7
19-20
The Depth Effect of 2-D Figures
, 1943
7
21
The Disorder of Entropy and the Order of Art
, circa 1970
7
22
The Dynamics of Architectural Form
Introduction, circa 1977
7
23
The Dynamics of Architectural Form
Chapters 1-4, circa 1977
7
24-27
The Dynamics of Architectural Form
Chapters 5-8, circa 1977
7
28-31
New Essays on the Psychology of Art
, circa 1986
7
32
New Essays on the Psychology of Art
, circa 1986
8
1-3
Photographing Michelangelo
, circa 1960-circa 1975
8
4
The World Upside Down
, 1940
8
5-8
Published Articles, circa 1938-1949
8
9
Published Articles, 1952-1962
8
10
Published Articles, 1963-1974
8
11-13
Miscellaneous, 1966-1979
8
14

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