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Oral history interview with Herbert Ferber, 1962

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Interviewee:
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991
Interviewer:
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Subject:
Goossen, E. C.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recordings: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.
Transcript 7 p.
General Note:
Sound quality is poor.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Herbert Ferber conducted by Dorothy Seckler in 1962 for the Archives of American Art.
Ferber speaks on the subject of environmental sculpture; deciding how large to build a sculpture by imagining the spectator's experience viewing it; seeking a sense of permanence by building sculptures that are so large; his desire to have his sculptures be light and airy and off the ground; how his sculptures come very close to architecture; and making a sculpture on the ground and having to work on it by crawling through and sitting on it, gave him a sense of the presence of the work of art. He recalls Gene Goossen and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Herbert Ferber, 1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/Ferber62.htm
Biography Note:
Sculptor, painter; New York, N.Y.; d. 1991.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art, American
Interviews
Painters
Sculptors
Sculpture
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12988
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214096
AAA_collcode_Ferber62
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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