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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

Hartwell Wyse Priest papers, 1924-2004

Creator:
Priest, Hartwell Wyse, 1901-2004  Search this
Priest, Hartwell Wyse, 1901-2004  Search this
Subject:
National Association of Women Artists (U.S.)  Search this
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
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
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

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
Hambidge, Jay Edward, 1867-1924  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Weaving -- United States -- Study and teaching  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

Rutherford Boyd papers, 1900-1983

Creator:
Boyd, Rutherford, 1882-1951  Search this
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Boyd, Rutherford, 1882-1951  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
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

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

Des Circkels vnnd Richtscheyts, auch der Perspectiua vnd Proportion der Menschen vnd Rosse, kurtze, doch gründtliche vnderweisung dess rechten gebrauchs mit vil schönen Figuren aller anfahenden Jugent, vnd andern liebhabern dieser Kunst, als Goldschmiden, Malern, Bildhauwen, Steinmetzen, Schreinern etc. eigentlich fürgebildet, vormals im Truck nie gesehen, sonder jetzunder erstmals von neuwem an tag gegeben durch Heinrich Lautensack, Goldschmid vnd Maler zu Franckfurt am Mayn

Title:
Circkels und Richtscheyts DSI
Circkels unnd Richtscheyts, auch der Perspectiva und Proportion der Menschen und Rosse, kurtze, doch gründtliche underweisung dess rechten gebrauchs
Author:
Lautensack, Heinrich 1522-1568  Search this
Publisher:
Feyerabend, Sigmund 1528-1590  Search this
Printer:
Rab, Georg -1580  Search this
Physical description:
4 unnumbered leaves, 54 leaves, 3 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations 28 cm (4to)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Date:
1564
Topic:
Anatomy, Artistic  Search this
Perspective  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NC760 .L38X 1564
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1065230

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

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:
Weavers  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Weavers -- Georgia  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Symmetry  Search this
Weaving -- United States -- Study and teaching  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

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

Objects de culture et création : exemples pris chez les Kuyu

Author:
Bénézech, Anne-Marie  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1993
Topic:
Kuyu anthropomorphic sculpture  Search this
Art, African--Philosophy  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Creativity  Search this
Sculpture, Kuyu  Search this
Call number:
N7380 .C714 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_506663

Seeing multiple : a journey through African artistic temporality Joshua Cohen

Author:
Cohen, Joshua I  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Einstein, Carl 1885-1940 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Thompson, Robert Farris Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa
Date:
2009
Topic:
Sculpture, African--Metrics and rhythmics  Search this
Musical meter and rhythm--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Musical meter and rhythm in African art  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Art and music  Search this
Visual perception  Search this
Art, African--Perception  Search this
Call number:
NX1 .C48
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_999837

Scale & the Incas / Andrew James Hamilton

Title:
Scale and the Incas
Author:
Hamilton, Andrew James  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 287 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South America
Date:
2018
Topic:
Incas--Antiquities  Search this
Inca art  Search this
Incas--Material culture  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Scaling (Social sciences)  Search this
Ratio and proportion  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F3429 .H35 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093143

Size. [Exhibition held at] the Junior Museum, Department of Museum Education, the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibition by Lois Raasch assisted by Virginia Bath. Text by Celia Ruder

Author:
Ruder, Celia  Search this
Raasch, Lois  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago Junior Museum  Search this
Physical description:
21, [32] p. plates. 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1966
1966]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Composition (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N5020.C4 R915
N5020.C4 R915
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2257

Explorations in symmetry

Author:
Yust, Dave 1939-  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Yust, Dave 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : ill ; 23 cm. + slides (4 slides : col. ; 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1975
1975]
Topic:
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.Y87 A4 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_931206

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

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

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

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

Likeness and nearness : the intentionality of the head in Baule art

Author:
Ravenhill, Philip L  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2000
Topic:
Sculpture, Baule  Search this
Proportion (Art)  Search this
Baule anthropomorphic sculpture  Search this
African proportion  Search this
Artists' intent  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_690614

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