Oral history interview with Ward Bennett
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bennet73
Creators:
Bennett, Ward, 1917-2003
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1973 February 13
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
33 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ward Bennett, conducted 1973 February 13, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ward Bennett (1917-2003) was an interior, furniture, and textile designer, and sculptor from New York, New York. Bennett is credited as the originator of the high-tech interior style, conversation pit, sunken living room, and U-shaped sofa.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 6 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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