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Gifts from the fire American ceramics, 1880-1950 : from the collection of Martin Eidelberg Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen and Martin Eidelberg

Title:
American ceramics, 1880-1950 from the collection of Martin Eidelberg
Interviewer:
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney  Search this
Interviewee:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Host institution:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),.)  Search this
Physical description:
255 pages illustrations (chiefly color), portrait 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Place:
United States
New York (State)
New York
États-Unis
Date:
2021
19th century
20th century
20e siècle
19e siècle
Topic:
Art pottery, American  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Art pottery  Search this
Céramique d'art américaine  Search this
Modernisme (Art)  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155640

Oral history interview with Bruce Metcalf, 2009 June 10

Interviewee:
Metcalf, Bruce, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Bauer, Fred  Search this
Bennett, Jamie  Search this
Burns, Mark  Search this
Church, Sharon  Search this
Clark, Garth  Search this
Craig, Gabriel  Search this
Cummins, Susan  Search this
Daley, William  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P.  Search this
Flynn, Pat  Search this
Getty, Nilda  Search this
Gill, John  Search this
Griffin, Gary  Search this
Halem, Henry  Search this
Hammer, Wayne  Search this
Hash, Arthur  Search this
Jerry, Michael John  Search this
Long, Randy  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent)  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Koss, Gene  Search this
Kumata, Carol  Search this
La Plantz, David  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
Mawdsley, Richard  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Morris, William  Search this
Pritchard, Marian  Search this
Rogers, Harriet  Search this
Rogers, Steve  Search this
Ruskin, John  Search this
Schaechter, Judith  Search this
Shaw, Richard  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Slosberg, Jill  Search this
Wilson, Anne  Search this
Woell, J. Fred  Search this
Colorado State University  Search this
Kent State University  Search this
Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
State University of New York at New Paltz  Search this
Syracuse University  Search this
Tyler School of Art  Search this
University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
California -- description and travel
Seoul (Korea) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Communism  Search this
Deconstructivism (Architecture)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Formalism (Art)  Search this
Jewelers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelry making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16051
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)310185
AAA_collcode_metcal09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_310185
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Bruce Metcalf

Interviewee:
Metcalf, Bruce, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Colorado State University -- Faculty  Search this
Kent State University -- Faculty  Search this
Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
State University of New York at New Paltz -- Students  Search this
Syracuse University -- Students  Search this
Tyler School of Art -- Students  Search this
University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- Faculty  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bauer, Fred  Search this
Bennett, Jamie, 1948-  Search this
Burns, Mark, 1950-  Search this
Church, Sharon, 1948-  Search this
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
Craig, Gabriel  Search this
Cummins, Susan  Search this
Daley, William, 1925-2002  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P.  Search this
Flynn, Pat, 1954-  Search this
Getty, Nilda  Search this
Gill, John, 1949-  Search this
Griffin, Gary, 1945-  Search this
Halem, Henry  Search this
Hammer, Wayne  Search this
Hash, Arthur, 1976-  Search this
Jerry, Michael John, 1937-  Search this
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent), 1934-2013  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Koss, Gene  Search this
Kumata, Carol  Search this
La Plantz, David  Search this
Lechtzin, Stanley, 1936-  Search this
Long, Randy  Search this
Matzdorf, Kurt  Search this
Mawdsley, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Moran, Lois  Search this
Morris, William, 1834-1896  Search this
Pritchard, Marian  Search this
Rogers, Harriet  Search this
Rogers, Steve  Search this
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900  Search this
Schaechter, Judith, 1961-  Search this
Shaw, Richard, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Slivka, Rose  Search this
Slosberg, Jill  Search this
Wilson, Anne, 1949-  Search this
Woell, J. Fred, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
96 Pages (Transcript)
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (4 hr., 10 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
California -- description and travel
Seoul (Korea) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 June 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bruce Metcalf conducted 2009 June 10, by Edward S. Cooke, Jr., for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Metcalf's home, in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Mr. Metcalf discusses his early years in Amherst, Massachusetts; beginnings as a maker with modeling clay and plastic airplane models; undergraduate years at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York in the late 1960s; early interest in architecture; early disenchantment with modernist discourse and theory; introduction to Marxist theory and idealism of the 1960s; summer trip to California in 1970; return to the East Coast upon the death of his father; return to college, transferring into jewelry in his senior year; influence of his teacher Michael Jerry; seeing the work in "Objects: USA" exhibition (1969) and influence of the work of J. Fred Woell, Richard Mawdsley, L. Brent Kington; rejection of current trends in art, including conceptual art and formalism; his affinity for the medium of metal, and hammersmithing; influence of funk ceramics, including work by Fred Bauer and Richard Shaw; brief stint at Montana State University, Bozeman; working in cardboard and wood; graduate school at the State University of New York, New Paltz; working with Robert Ebendorf and Kurt Matzdorf at New Paltz; work as a production artist/craftsperson; attending Rhinebeck, New York, craft fair in the mid-1970s; the influence of writings by William Morris and John Ruskin and the notion of "dignified labor"; graduate school at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; formulating his aesthetic of narrative symbolism; publication of his first article in 1977 as a response to review of the exhibition "Forms in Metal: 275 Years of Metalsmithing in America" (1975); yearlong teaching position at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado; taking a teaching position at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (1986-1991); publication of his article "Crafts: Second-Class Citizens?" in the first issue of Metalsmith, 1980; growing involvement with the Society of North American Goldsmiths; development of his notion of "social utility" and the role and function of crafts and making; expansion of his writing on craft; rejection of the deconstructivist school of thought in the 1980s; abandonment of sculptural objects for jewelry in the early 1990s; return to Philadelphia in 1991; early teaching of history of craft, first at Kent, then on a Fulbright scholarship in Seoul, South Korea (1990), later at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, in the early 1990s; influence of Martin Eidelberg; development of his vision for a history of craft course; collaboration with Janet Koplos on "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft"; use of his medium and craft to explore issues of nurturing and anxiety; the psychological/social effect and aesthetic importance of wearing jewelry (for the wearer and the artist); the pros and cons of craft collectors; the problematics of installation work by craft artists; recent trends in craft, including Anne Wilson's notion of "sloppy craft" and an "anti-craft" attitude; recent artists, including Arthur Hash and Gabriel Craig; lack of exhibition opportunities for younger/emerging artists; influential recent texts, including "Shards," by Garth Clark. He also recalls Robert Arneson, Randy Long, Carol Kumata, Jamie Bennett, Steve and Harriet Rogers, Wayne Hammer, Stanley Lechtzin, Gene Koss, Henry Halem, Mark Burns, Rose Slivka, Nilda Getty, Jill Slosberg, Sharon Church, John Gill, David La Plantz, Lois Moran; Gary Griffin; William Daley, Marian Pritchard, Glenn Adamson, Pat Flynn, Susan Cummins, and Judith Schaechter.
The following oral history transcript is the result of a recorded interview with Bruce Metcalf on June 10, 2009. The interview took place in Bala Cynwyd, Penn., and was conducted by Edward S. Cooke, Jr. for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This interview is part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Bruce Metcalf has reviewed the transcript. His corrections and emendations appear below in brackets with initials. This transcript has been lightly edited for readability by the Archives of American Art. The reader should bear in mind that they are reading a transcript of spoken, rather than written, prose.
Biographical / Historical:
Bruce Metcalf (1949- ) is a jeweler and writer in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded as 5 sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 10 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Communism  Search this
Deconstructivism (Architecture)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Formalism (Art)  Search this
Jewelers -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews  Search this
Jewelry making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.metcal09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974054f15-9dfd-4aea-98f7-707fd609918e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-metcal09
Online Media:

The arts & crafts of Newcomb Pottery / David Conradsen, Ellen Paul Denker, Martin Eidelberg, Sally Main, Adrienne Spinozzi, and Kevin W. Tucker

Title:
Arts and crafts of Newcomb Pottery
Newcomb Pottery
Author:
Conradsen, David H.  Search this
Denker, Ellen  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P.  Search this
Main, Sally  Search this
Spinozzi, Adrienne  Search this
Tucker, Kevin W.  Search this
Publisher:
Newcomb Art Gallery  Search this
Host institution:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Physical description:
339 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Louisiana
New Orleans
Date:
2013
Topic:
Newcomb pottery  Search this
Art pottery, American  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Women potters  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1022229

American art pottery : the Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection / Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Martin Eidelberg, Adrienne Spinozzi

Author:
Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P.  Search this
Spinozzi, Adrienne  Search this
Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Ellison, Robert A Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
388 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Art pottery, American  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104253

E. Colonna : essay / by Martin Eidelberg

Author:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Colonna, Edward 1862-1948  Search this
Dayton Art Institute  Search this
Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Colonna, Edward 1862-1948 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau  Search this
Call number:
NK839.C64 A4 1983X
N40.1.C6912E3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_203274

A new light on Tiffany : Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls / Martin Eidelberg, Nina Gray, Margaret K. Hofer

Author:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Gray, Nina  Search this
Hofer, Margaret K. 1965-  Search this
Subject:
Driscoll, Clara 1861-1944  Search this
Driscoll, Clara 1861-1944  Search this
Tiffany, Louis Comfort 1848-1933  Search this
Tiffany and Company History  Search this
Physical description:
200 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Correspondence
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
C2007
20th century
Topic:
Glass lampshades--History  Search this
Lamps--History  Search this
Art metal-work--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5436.T5 E53 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820179

The lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany / Martin Eidelberg ... [et al.] ; principal photography by Colin Cooke

Author:
Tiffany, Louis Comfort 1848-1933  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Cooke, Colin  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany, Louis Comfort 1848-1933  Search this
Tiffany, Louis Comfort 1848-1933 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
20th century
Topic:
Lamps--History  Search this
Glass lampshades--History  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_790759

The Eames lounge chair : an icon of modern design / Martin Eidelberg ... [et al.]

Author:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Grand Rapids Art Museum  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village  Search this
Subject:
Eames, Charles Exhibitions  Search this
Eames, Ray Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
189 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
Topic:
Eames lounge chair and ottoman--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK2715 .E34 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796855

Design for living : furniture and lighting 1950-2000 : The Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection / David A. Hanks and Anne Hoy ; edited by Martin Eidelberg

Author:
Hanks, David A  Search this
Hoy, Anne H  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal  Search this
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Liliane and David M. Steward Collection  Search this
Subject:
Stewart, Liliane Art collections  Search this
Stewart, David M Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 x 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
20th century
Topic:
Furniture design--History  Search this
Interior decoration--History  Search this
Lighting, Architectural and decorative--History  Search this
Call number:
NK2395 .H36 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_625983

Glass of the avant-garde : from Vienna secession to Bauhaus : the Torsten Bröhan Collection from the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid / Torsten Bröhan, Martin Eidelberg ; photography by Angela Bröhan = Cristal de vanguardia : de la secessión Vienesa a la Bauhaus : Coleccion Torsten Brohän del Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid / Torsten Bröhan, Martin Eidelberg ; fotografía, Angela Bröhan

Title:
Cristal de vanguardia : de la secesión Vienesa a la Bauhaus
Author:
Bröhan, Torsten  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : col. ill., maps, ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Europe, Central
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Topic:
Glassware--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5110.3.A83 B76 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_630608

Behind the scenes of Tiffany glassmaking : the Nash notebooks : including Tiffany favrile glass by Leslie Hayden Nash / Martin Eidelberg and Nancy A. McClelland, [editors]

Author:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
McClelland, Nancy A  Search this
Nash, Leslie Hayden Tiffany favrile glass  Search this
Subject:
Nash, Leslie Hayden  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Favrile glass  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_675905

Designed for delight : alternative aspects of twentieth-century decorative arts / edited by Martin Eidelberg ; essays by Steven C. Dubin ... [et al.]

Author:
Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Dubin, Steven C  Search this
Physical description:
320 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
20th century
Topic:
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Modernism (Art)--Influence  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_517304

Messengers of modernism : American studio jewelry 1940-1960 / essay and catalogue by Toni Greenbaum ; edited by Martin Eidelberg

Title:
American studio jewely 1940-1960
Author:
Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal  Search this
Greenbaum, Toni  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Subject:
Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
20th century
Topic:
Jewelry--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518137

Design 1935-1965 : what modern was : selections from the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection ; Le Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal / edited by Martin Eidelberg

Author:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal  Search this
David A. Hanks & Associates  Search this
International Business Machines Corporation  Search this
Subject:
Stewart, David M Art collections  Search this
Stewart, Liliane Art collections  Search this
Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
424 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Québec (Province)
Montréal
Date:
1991
20th century
Topic:
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Decoration and ornament--International style--Exhibitions  Search this
Postmodernism  Search this
Decorative arts--Private collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK1394.D47 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_410613

Opulence in an age of industry : turn-of-the-century decorative arts from the collection of Sigmund Freedman : [exhibition] April 11-June 27, 1993 / edited by Martin Eidelberg and Roberta A. Mayer

Author:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Mayer, Roberta A  Search this
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Freedman, Sigmund Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 51 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New Jersey
New Brunswick
Date:
1993
C1993
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Eclecticism in art--Exhibitions  Search this
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Decorative arts--Private collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Decorative arts--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK775.5.E25 O68 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473635

From our native clay : art pottery from the collections of the American Ceramic Arts Society / ed. by Martin Eidelberg ; essay by Robert A. Ellison ; catalogue by Betty G. Hut

Author:
Hut, Betty G  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Ellison, Robert A  Search this
American Ceramic Arts Society  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4005 .F93 1987
NK4005.F93 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_338846

Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany / Alastair Duncan, Martin Eidelberg, Neil Harris

Author:
Duncan, Alastair 1942-  Search this
Tiffany, Louis Comfort 1848-1933  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Harris, Neil 1938-  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany, Louis Comfort 1848-1933  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
N6537.T5 A4 E1989
N40.1.T4945 D9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383077

Eva Zeisel : designer for industry / catalogue essay by Martin Eidelberg

Author:
Zeisel, Eva 1906-2011-  Search this
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Musée des arts décoratifs de Montréal  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Subject:
Zeisel, Eva Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.Z47 A4 1984
NK4210.Z47A4 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_239916

Watteau's drawings : their use and significance / Martin P. Eidelberg

Author:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Subject:
Watteau, Antoine 1684-1721  Search this
Physical description:
vi, xiv, 277 p., [52] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1977
Topic:
Artists' preparatory studies  Search this
Call number:
NC248.W3E36X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_95007

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