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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
2015
Collection ID:
Accession 15-259
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Aesthetics and Astronomy" website maintained by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as it existed on June 1, 2015. The Aesthetics and Astronomy project studies the perception of multi-wavelength astronomical imagery and the effects of the scientific and artistic choices in processing astronomical dat...

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Creators:
Koppelman, Chaim, 1920-2009
Dates:
circa 1930s-2006
bulk 1942-2005
Size:
4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.koppchai
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Chaim and Dorothy Koppelman measure 4.0 linear feet and date from circa 1930s-2006, bulk 1942-2005. The collection documents the activities of Chaim Koppelman and his wife, Dorothy Koppelman, as artists and educators, and their affiliation with the Terrain Gallery and the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. Materials include biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, subject files, teaching files, exhibition files, personal business records, scrapbooks, printed material, sketches, sketchbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
Terrain Gallery
Dates:
circa 1950s-2005
bulk 1955-1985
Size:
5.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.terrgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Terrain Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950s-2005, bulk 1955-1985. The bulk of the records consists of exhibition files that document over one hundred and forty exhibitions as well as the gallery's relationship with artists. The collection includes founding documents, correspondence, artists' files, writings and an interview, financial records, scrapbooks, and photographs.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
2012
Collection ID:
Accession 13-176
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Aesthetics and Astronomy" website maintained by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as it existed on October 29, 2012. The Aesthetics and Astronomy project studies the perception of multi-wavelength astronomical imagery and the effects of the scientific and artistic choices in processing astronomical...

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Creators:
Gordon, Elizabeth, 1906-2000
Dates:
1958-1987
Size:
3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Papers, 1959-1987, of Elizabeth Gordon, editor of the periodical, House Beautiful from 1941-1964, mostly related to her research for the August and September 1960 issues of House Beautiful regarding the Japanese aesthetic concept of "shibui", and the subsequent travelling "shibui exhibition" from 1961-1964. Included are correspondence, some photocopies, 1959-1963; notes; drafts for articles and lectures; printed material including magazine and newspaper clippings, 1959-1987; 2 books, and exhibition announcements; drawings of paper and foil art; a photo album containing photos of exhibition installations; and photographs, slides, color transparencies, and lantern slides depicting people, sites, and objects reflecting the "shibui" aesthetic.

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Kuenzig Books
Sheldon, Charles Gates, 1899-1960
Breck Company.
Dates:
1902-1959
Size:
3.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1423
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents the work of Charles G. Sheldon, the illustrator who created beautiful images of women for the "Breck Girls" advertising campaign from 1936-1957. Includes photographs of sitters, Breck advertising materials, Breck Company internal publications and newsletters, magazines with cover illustrations by Sheldon, a high school year...

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Tyrrell, Henry Grattan, 1867-1948
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Tyrrell, Mary Maude Knox
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.
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Dates:
1886-1941
Size:
2.3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0948
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Manuscripts, correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks documenting the career of Henry Grattan Tyrrell, an early-twentieth-century civil engineer and bridge builder who was also a prolific self-published author of hundreds of journal articles and several books. Subjects include aesthetic bridge design, history of bridges, design of movable bridges, and the economical design of factories, shops, and mill buildings.

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Creators:
Faris, James C.
Dates:
1960-2014, undated
Size:
7.67 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-36
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

James Faris (1936 – present) is an American cultural anthropologist and epistemologist who received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1966. He conducted fieldwork in the fishing settlement of Cat Harbour, Newfoundland, among the Nuba of Southeastern Kordofan in the Sudan, and among the Navajo in the American Southwest. His research specializations include cognitive anthropology, art and aesthetics, ritual, social organization and reproduction, anthropological linguistics, and visual anthropology and critical theory and representation. The James Faris Papers, 1960-2014, primarily document his fieldwork with the Nuba peoples of Southeastern Sudan. His papers also include materials related to representation of the Nuba peoples and various controversies in visual anthropology and documentary film that related to Leni Riefenstahl and her filmmaking among the Nuba. During the 1960s Faris was drawn into activism against the Vietnam War while at the University of Connecticut and his papers contain ephemeral materials on radical anthropology and racism from that period. The collection consists of field notes, correspondence, photographs, sound recordings, films (including scripts and transcriptions), videos, book and papers drafts, and news and magazine clippings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1991-1992
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 06-023
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes created during the production of the exhibition video "African Art: Personal Objects." This video, produced in 1992, is part of the permanent National Museum of African Art exhibition, "The Art of the Personal Object." Both the video and the exhibition exemplify the integration of aesthetics into daily ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art
Dates:
2007-2011
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-381
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession primarily consists of records created and maintained by Lee Glazer, Associate Curator of American Art, 2007- , documenting the development and design of exhibitions as well as programming around those exhibitions. Documented exhibitions include "Peacock Room Comes to America;" "Texture of Night: James McNeill Whistler;" "Ch...

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