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David Bourdon papers, 1941-1998

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Creator:
Bourdon, David, 1934-1998
Subject:
Calder, Alexander
Johnson, Ray
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
37.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The papers of New York art critic and writer David Bourdon measure 37 linear feet and date from 1941-1998. The papers include scattered biographical materials, manuscript and published writings, extensive art and artists' research files, and printed materials.
Biographical materials consist of school writings; 2 folders of correspondence, including correspondence with Ray Johnson; Bourdon's mother's family reminiscences, and other personal scattered materials. Writings include essays, stories, articles, and manuscript material for the books "Calder: Mobilist, Ringmaster, Innovator," (1980) and "Designing the Earth: the Human Impulse to Shape Nature" (1995). The bulk of Bourdon papers consist of his compiled research files on art, artists, sculpture, architecture and design, earth art, and for his book "Designing the Earth." Individual research files may include printed materials, correspondence, writings, interview transcripts, notes, photographs, and press releases. Printed material covers many of the same subjects as those found in the research files as well Bourdon's published writings.
Citation:
David Bourdon papers, 1941-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
Additional David Bourdon papers are located at the Museum of Modern Art Archives in New York.
Biography Note:
David Bourdon (1934-1998) was an art critic, editor, and author who worked primarily in New York City.
Provenance:
The David Bourdon papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Les Levine, executor of the David Bourdon estate.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Architecture
Design
Earthworks (Art)
Interviews
Photographs
Sculpture
Transcripts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6210
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216495
AAA_collcode_bourdavi
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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