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Jay and Mary Crovatt Hambidge papers, 1841-1973

Creator:
Hambidge, Jay Edward, 1867-1924  Search this
Hambidge, Mary Crovatt, 1885 or 88-1973  Search this
Citation:
Jay and Mary Crovatt Hambidge papers, 1841-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Design  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5725
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208563
AAA_collcode_hambjay
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208563

Jay and Mary Crovatt Hambidge papers

Creator:
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924  Search this
Hambidge, Mary, 1885-1973  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot (ca. 7,000 items (on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1841-1973
Scope and Contents:
Papers mainly relating to Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry, and to Mary Crovatt Hambidge and her efforts to found and support a weaving workshop based on her husband's work.
Included are: biographical documents; Crovatt family letters, 1841-1973, and photographs, ca. 1900-1920; clippings; correspondence, including letters from Jay to Mary, 1914-1923, and one or more letters from George Bellows, Lacey D. Caskey, Robert Henri, William Sargeant Kendall, the League of American Artists, Denman W. Ross, the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, and other scholars and artists; condolence letters, 1924; letters to Mary regarding Jay's theories, her weaving, Greek studies, and the Hambidge Center; subject and correspondence files, including files on George Biddle, Van Wyck Brooks, Harmon Caldwell, George Christy, Hall Clovis, Frank Coleman, Stanton Forbes, Emily Hamblem, Edith Hamilton, Vassos Kanellos, Eva Sikelianos, Ted Shawn, Violet Winterfield, and others; writings by Jay; typescripts of reviews of DYNAMIC SYMMETRY; typescripts of articles mentioning Dynamic Symmetry; sketches; and miscellany.
Arrangement:
Subject and correspondence files are arranged alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical:
Jay Hambidge: mathematician, illustrator; Mary Hambidge: weaver, administrator
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1983 by the Hambidge Center via executive director Mary Nikas and through a resolution from the Board of Trustees. A portion of the material lent was not microfilmed due to its fragile physical condition.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Executive director, The Hambidge Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Mathematicians  Search this
Weavers -- Georgia  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Weaving  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hambjay
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw990236a32-a292-4730-8b49-dbdfe393567d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hambjay

Rutherford Boyd papers, 1900-1983

Creator:
Boyd, Rutherford, 1882-1951  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Subject:
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr.  Search this
Blake, Elizabeth J.  Search this
Bragdon, Claude Fayette  Search this
Conrow, Wilford Seymour  Search this
Edwards, Edward B.  Search this
Fiske, Edwin W.  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Citation:
Rutherford Boyd papers, 1900-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- United States  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Design  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5728
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208567
AAA_collcode_boydruth
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208567

Hartwell Wyse Priest papers, 1924-2004

Creator:
Priest, Hartwell Wyse, 1901-2004  Search this
Subject:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Citation:
Hartwell Wyse Priest papers, 1924-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Design  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8826
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211011
AAA_collcode_priehart
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211011

Emil J. Bisttram papers, 1902-1982

Creator:
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976  Search this
Subject:
Berninghaus, Oscar E. (Oscar Edmund)  Search this
Dows, Olin  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Ufer, Walter, Mrs  Search this
Saarinen, Eero  Search this
Higgins, Victor  Search this
Phillips, Bert Geer  Search this
Jonson, Raymond  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Emil J. Bisttram papers, 1902-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Arizona  Search this
Art and state -- Arizona  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Design  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9018
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211207
AAA_collcode_bistemil
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211207

Emil J. Bisttram papers

Creator:
Bisttram, Emil, 1895-1976  Search this
Names:
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Treasury Relief Art Project  Search this
United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Berninghaus, Oscar E. (Oscar Edmund), 1874-1952  Search this
Dows, Olin, 1904-1981  Search this
Higgins, Victor, 1884-1949  Search this
Jonson, Raymond, 1891-1982  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Phillips, Bert Geer, 1868-1956  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Ufer, Walter, Mrs  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet ((on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1982
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to work done for the Federal Art Project; business and personal letters; printed material; biographical data; correspondence; and photographs.
REEL 79: Correspondence, memoranda, and other material relating to federal art programs in New Mexico and Arizona. Includes correspondence with Public Works of Art Project administrators about a mural in Taos County Court House done by Bisttram, Bert G. Phillips, and Victor Higgins; memoranda; press releases and reports; catalogs of Treasury Department art projects shown at the Corcoran Gallery; and Federal Art Project dismissals and a proposal for a Bureau of Fine Arts.
REEL 581: Business and personal letters to and from Bisttram, including a letter from Lily and Eero Saarinen, and letters from Raymond Jonson; clippings; 91 catalogs; 22 reproductions of Bisttram's work; newspaper and magazine articles describing the artist colony at Taos and Santa Fe.
REEL 2787: Baptismal and naturalization records; correspondence; a photograph of Bisttram; clippings and printed material.
REELS 2892-2894: Biographical material; one or more letters from Ray Jonson, Stanton Macdonald-Wright; Oscar Berninghaus, Mrs. Walter Ufer, and other artists; correspondence with Olin Dows and others involved in the Treasury Relief Art Project, with galleries, museums, art organizations, and students; writings and notes; the draft for a book about Dynamic Symmetry; drafts for a book The Creative Process in the New Age; sketches and drawings; business, financial, and legal records; exhibition catalogs and announcements; certificates and awards; transcripts of interviews of Bisttram; and photographs of Bisttram and his paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Taos, N.M. Was an exponent of Dynamic Symmetry, a painting technique.
Provenance:
Papers microfilmed on reel 581were lent for microfilming 1973, and some was subsequently donated with a gift in 1983 (and refilmed on reels 2892-2894).
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts -- Arizona  Search this
Art and state -- Arizona  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Design  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bistemil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d6950a15-4d27-4f39-aac4-cd68fe261f36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bistemil

Dynamic symmetry : a retrospective exhibition : Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Feb. 5 to Mar. 12 : the Currier Gallery of Art, Mar. 22 to Apr. 19 : the Carpenter Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, May 3 to 31

Author:
Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art  Search this
Currier Gallery of Art  Search this
Carpenter Art Galleries  Search this
Physical description:
[60] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1961
Topic:
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NC745 .D99
NC745.D99
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_73034

Zang chuan fo hua du liang jing / bian yi Gazang

Title:
藏传佛画度量經 / 编译尕藏.
Physical description:
292 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Tibet Autonomous Region
Date:
1992
Topic:
Artists' materials  Search this
Painting, Tibetan  Search this
Art, Tibetan--Technique  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N7346.T5 T82
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_882163

Aesthetic measure, by George D. Birkhoff

Author:
Birkhoff, George David 1884-1944  Search this
Physical description:
xii, [1] p., 2 l., 3-225, [1] p. illus. (incl. music) XXIII pl.(part col.) diagrs. 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1933
Topic:
Aesthetics  Search this
Art  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Music--Philosophy and aesthetics  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Call number:
BH201 .B5X
BH201.B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_88528

Proportion and style in ancient Egyptian art / by Gay Robins ; drawings by Ann S. Fowler

Author:
Robins, Gay  Search this
Fowler, Ann S  Search this
Physical description:
x, 283 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Date:
1994
Topic:
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Art, Ancient  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Composition (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_463317

Human proportion in art and anthropometry [microform] : a lecture delivered at the National Museum, Washington, D.C. / by Robert Fletcher

Author:
Fletcher, Robert 1823-1912  Search this
Physical description:
37 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1883
Topic:
Proportion (Anthropometry)  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
mfc 005531.04
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_482185

Drawing, a search for form [by] Joseph Mugnaini and Janice Lovoos

Author:
Mugnaini, Joseph A  Search this
Lovoos, Janice  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. illus. (part col.) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966, c1965]
Topic:
Drawing--Study and teaching  Search this
Form (Aesthetics)  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NC745.M8 1966X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_402562

Hartwell Wyse Priest papers

Creator:
Priest, Hartwell Wyse, 1901-  Search this
Names:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1924-2004
Scope and Contents:
The Hartwell Wyse Priest papers measure 1.8 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1999. The papers contain biographical material including a 1991 interview transcript with Priest by Elizabeth Howard, a certificate of recognition and miscellany; works of art including travel sketchbooks and loose drawings and sketches; writings consisting of journals and notes on art, a draft manuscript of "Dynamic Symmetry" written by Priest, and an annotated published book about Hans Hofmann; bound exhibition lists; lists of prints; sales records and price lists; scattered letters; photographs of nature used as source material and photographs of Priest and of others and slides of works of art; and printed material including 30 exhibition catalogs of the National Association of Women Artists, newspaper clippings and posthumous material.
Biographical / Historical:
Hartwell Wyse Priest (1901-2004) was a painter and printmaker in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Hartwell Priest and in 2018 by Hannah Priest, Hartwell's daughter.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- Virginia  Search this
Printmakers -- Virginia  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.priehart
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw937407286-ea7e-4650-b0c1-dd6b7f17981d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-priehart

Rutherford Boyd papers

Creator:
Boyd, Rutherford, 1882-1951  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Names:
Albers, Josef  Search this
Barr, Alfred H., Jr., 1902-1981  Search this
Blake, Elizabeth J.  Search this
Bragdon, Claude Fayette, 1866-1946  Search this
Conrow, Wilford Seymour  Search this
Edwards, Edward B., b. 1873  Search this
Fiske, Edwin W.  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Williams, J. Scott (John Scott), b. 1877  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1900-1983
Scope and Contents:
Biographical information; correspondence; writings; financial records; sketches; photographs; and printed material.
Biographical information on Rutherford, Harriet and Lydia Boyd; awards and membership certificates; correspondence (some illustrated) with Boyd's wife, Harriet A. Repplier Boyd, and other family members; letters from Josef Albers, Architectural League of New York, Alfred Barr, Elizabeth J. Blake, Claude Bragdon, Central Manual Training School, Philadelphia, Wilford S. Conrow, Edward B. Edwards, Edwin W. Fiske, Leon Kroll, J. Scott Williams and others; and letters of condolence to Boyd's widow; a photocopy of a letter to David Boyd from Conway Scott Williams regarding Dynamic Symmetry; a subject file on the film "Parabola" by Boyd; manuscripts and typescripts of articles by Boyd on design theory; financial documentations and legal records; 2 poems, "Harriet" and Catching the Cat"; sketches; annotated illustration proofs; exhibition announcements and catalogs; photographs of Boyd and his work; and miscellaneous printed materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Magazine illustrator and sculptor; Leonia, New Jersey. Influenced by Jay Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry.
Provenance:
Donated 1984 by David Boyd, son of Rutherford Boyd.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Illustrators -- New Jersey  Search this
Sculptors -- New Jersey  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- United States  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Design  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.boydruth
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9158a1d8d-70df-4b97-8fd4-60bfd5b7f7ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-boydruth

Sensitive chaos : the creation of flowing forms in water and air / Theodor Schwenk ; translated by Olive Whicher and Johanna Wrigley ; ill. in the text by Walther Roggenkamp

Author:
Schwenk, Theodor  Search this
Physical description:
144, [88] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
1976, c1965
Topic:
Nature (Aesthetics)  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N7438 .S4513 1976X
N7438.S4513 1976X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85553

Work dance of a rhythm master / Al Smith

Author:
Smith, Alfred J. 1948-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Alfred J. 1948-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2004
Topic:
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_757819

Statistical study of mental templates for Liberian masks

Author:
Borsányi, László  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Liberia
Date:
1978
Topic:
Masks--Statistics  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
GN1 .C97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_755419

Size matters : exploring scale in the Arts Council Collection / [essays by Marius Kwint, Natalie Rudd]

Author:
Kwint, Marius  Search this
Rudd, Natalie  Search this
Hayward Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Arts Council of Great Britain  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Size perception  Search this
Art appreciation  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_762183

Die verborgene Geometrie in Raffaels "Schule von Athen" / Richard Fichtner

Author:
Fichtner, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Raphael 1483-1520 School of Athens  Search this
Physical description:
107 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Perspective  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
ND623.R2 F44 1984
ND623.R2F44 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_333546

The science of beauty, as developed in nature and applied in art. By D.R. Hay ..

Author:
Hay, D. R (David Ramsay) 1798-1866  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 108 p. diagrs. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1856
Topic:
Aesthetics  Search this
Nature (Aesthetics)  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N76 .H42 1856
N76.H42 1856
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_81175

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