Oral history interview with Herbert Ferber

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ferber62
Creators:
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1962
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings
5 in.
7 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Herbert Ferber conducted by Dorothy Seckler in 1962 for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Ferber speaks on the subject of environmental sculpture; deciding how large to build a sculpture by imagining the spectator's experience viewing it; seeking a sense of permanence by building sculptures that are so large; his desire to have his sculptures be light and airy and off the ground; how his sculptures come very close to architecture; and making a sculpture on the ground and having to work on it by crawling through and sitting on it, gave him a sense of the presence of the work of art. He recalls Gene Goossen and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, painter; New York, N.Y.; d. 1991.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/Ferber62.htm
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.

General
General
Sound quality is poor.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Goossen, E. C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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