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Oral history interview with Edgar Tafel

Interviewee:
Tafel, Edgar  Search this
Interviewer:
Rifkind, Carole  Search this
Names:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Van Alen, William, 1883-1954  Search this
Wolfe, Tom  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959  Search this
Extent:
128 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1990 May 16-July 24
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
Edgar Tafel (1912-2011) was an architect from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 15 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.
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.tafel90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tafel90
Online Media:

The Chrysler Building : creating a New York icon, day by day / David Stravitz ; introduction by Christopher Gray

Author:
Stravitz, David 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Van Alen, William 1883-1954  Search this
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
163 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Skyscrapers  Search this
Art deco (Architecture)  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_707984

William van Alen : das Chrysler Building, die Inszenierung eines Wolkenkratzers / von Johann N. Schmidt

Author:
Schmidt, Johann N. 1945-  Search this
Van Alen, William 1883-1954  Search this
Subject:
Van Alen, William 1883-1954  Search this
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
90 p., [1] folded plate : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Skyscrapers--Design and construction  Search this
Art deco (Architecture)  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_514174

The Chrysler Building : creating a New York icon, day by day / David Stravitz ; introduction by Christopher Gray

Author:
Stravitz, David 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Van Alen, William 1883-1954  Search this
Chrysler Building (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
163 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2002
©2002
Topic:
Skyscrapers  Search this
Art deco (Architecture)  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1061593

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