The nineteenth 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 spectrums of things and events, understandings of man and humanity, and the nature of fame and the great contributors. Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 19. Side 1: Theoretical observations. Main stream of events. Long and short terms. Art forms and long range. New Image of Man. Ivan Albright and iconoclasm. Persons as points of reference. Nominalism and realism. Caricature. Immediacy; Side 2: Majority vote and minority insight. Great men, reputation and quality. Spreading out of actual ability. Youth movement. Methods selected because they can be shortcut; knowledge that which can be computerized. Use of art in forecasting. Obsolescence.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560