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Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Cone, Michèle C., 1932-  Search this
Mondrian, Piet  Search this
Sound Recording
1979 August
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No place, unknown, or undetermined
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1 sound cassette ; 1 hr., 35 min., 52 sec.
Recording has mechanical hum and background noise. Michèle Cone interviews Harry Holtzman. Discussion topics include Holtzman's views and interpretation of Piet Mondrian's use of terminology such as universalism, ideas such as neutrality and universality of forms, and level of vitality in a painting. Also discussed are changes in Mondrian's use of color and his views on lines and planes and his paintings, such as <em>Broadway Boogie Woogie</em>. In addition, Side 02 begins with Holtzman's recollections of the contemporary arts building at the World's fair in New York City in 1940, and Holtzman's educational role in connection to the American Abstract Artists. People mentioned include Mildred Holzhauer, Ad Reinhardt, George McNeil. See also item 25371 for an interview with Harry Holtzman.
Harry Holtzman and Michèle C. Cone. Interview with Harry Holtzman, 1979 August. Michèle Cone papers, 1959-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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Michèle Cone papers, 1959-2020
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