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Tafel, Edgar A., 1912-2011  Search this
Rifkind, Carole  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd  Search this
Wolfe, Tom  Search this
Van Alen, William  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
128 Pages, Transcript
General Note:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 15 min.
An interview of Edgar Tafel conducted 1990 May 16-July 24, by Carol Rifkind, for the Archives of American Art.
Tafel discusses his apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright and his subsequent architectural career. He recalls William Van Alen, Tom Wolfe, and the construction of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Edgar Tafel, 1990 May 16-July 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Edgar Tafel (1912-2011) was an architect from New York, N.Y.
Language Note:
English .
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
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Archives of American Art