Oral history interview with Ray Eames
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-
An interview of Ray Kaiser Eames conducted 1980 July 28-1980 August 20, by Ruth Bowman, for the Archives of American Art, in Venice, California.
Oral history interview with Massimo Vignelli
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
153 Pages (Transcript)
An interview of Massimo Vignelli conducted 2011 June 6-7, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Vignelli's home and office, in New York, New York.
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of exhibition films. "Rube Goldberg: Or Doing It the Hard Way" accompanied a 1970 retrospective of Rube Goldberg's work at the National Museum of History and Technology, titled "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times." Goldberg was an …
Lilian Swann Saarinen papers
The papers of Cambridge sculptor and illustrator, Lilian Swann Saarinen, measure nine linear feet and date from circa 1909 to 1977. The collection documents Saarinen's career through correspondence with artists, architects, publishers, and gallery owners; writings and notes, including manuscripts and illustrations for children's books and publications; project and teaching files; financial records; artwork, including numerous project sketches; and photos of Saarinen and her artwork. Saarinen's personal life is also documented through diaries and correspondence with friends and family members, including Eero Saarinen, to whom she was married from 1939-1953.
Gyorgy Kepes papers
The papers of Hungarian-born artist, art theorist, and educator, Gyorgy Kepes, measure 21.2 linear feet and date from 1909-2003, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1935-1985. The papers document Kepes's career as an artist and educator, and as founder of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), through biographical material, correspondence, writings by Kepes and others, project files, exhibition files, printed material, sketchbooks, artwork, sound recordings and motion picture films, and photographic material.
Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner papers
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984
The papers of abstract expressionist painters Jackson Pollock and wife Lee Krasner measure 16.1 linear feet and date from circa 1914 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating from 1942 to 1984. The collection documents their personal and professional lives, as well as the legacy of Jackson Pollock's work after his death. Found are biographical material, correspondence, writings by Krasner and others, research material, business and financial records, printed material, scrapbooks, artwork by others, photographs, interview transcripts, audio and video recordings, and motion picture film.
This accession consists of records documenting the design and installation of exhibitions, particularly "Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks;" "Two Views of Venice;" "Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age: Selections from the Merrill T. Berman Collection;" "Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center;" "Unlimited by Design …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Susan Yelavich, Assistant Director for Public Programs, documenting the development, funding, and publicity of the following exhibits: Power of maps; Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design; Memorial to Jan Palach; Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office; Angles of Repose …
This accession consists of records documenting the design and installation of exhibitions, particularly "Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard;" "Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era;" "Unlimited by Design;" "Aluminum By Design: From Jewelry to Jets;" "Rooms with a View: Landscape and Wallpaper;" "National Design Triennial;" "Work of …
This accession consists of drawings documenting the design of exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760;" "Avant-Garde Letterhead;" "Lace;" "What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s;" "Solos: Smartwrap;" "Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty;" "Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900;" "Mechanical …