The twentieth of twenty-four tapes of an interview Paul Vanderbilt. Interviewer is an unidentified woman, possibly a university student based on handwritten notes accompanying the collection. Approximate date based on life events described. Topics of discussion include threads of experience, the intersections of things, and books that have been valuable to Vanderbilt. Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 20. Side 1: "Theoretical discussion. "Stations" or points on a main stream. Dealing with diversity by selection. Remembering points only and forgetting what is between. Areas between remembered points sometimes important. Immediate points and broad continuity. Doing things for extension and elaboration. John Dunn's sculpture. Labeling. Words are accessible rather than definitive.; Side 2: Quotations and comment on three influential books: Stephen's Flow of Horizon Spengler and Max Picard. Looking at pictures. Identification games. Conversations of rightness in painting with James Crane.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560