An unidentified speaker compares how different languages express thoughts differently, to help explain the way that abstract modern art expresses thoughts differently than, say, realist art. Reel 1 contains two overlapping recordings, recorded at different speeds. The recording on side 1 could not be isolated, and contains noise from a second recording in the right channel throughout. The recording on reel 1, side 2 is 4 minutes long and was made to test equipment; it is unrelated to the lecture on side 1. Reel 2 also contains 16 minutes of an unrelated recording.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560