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Pearlman (Judith) interviews with Bauhaus masters and students
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students
    Date (inclusive): approximately 1960-1985
    Number: 920069
    Creator/Collector: Pearlman, Judith
    Physical Description: 9.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: The collection comprises audio interviews by Judith Pearlman, accompanied by some transcrips, translations, notes and printed matter. Also included are two videotapes of Bauhaus films; and the original unenhanced cassette tapes and reel-to-reel master copies.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical note

    Judith Pearlman is the writer, producer and director of the 1995 documentary Bauhaus in America.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of unreformatted audiovisual materials, which are unavailable until reformatted.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students, approximately 1969-1985, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 920069.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Collection was acquired from Judith Pearlman in 1992.

    Processing Information

    Papers and notes were rehoused by the Registrar upon receipt. Original media and use copies were assigned numbers by Getty Research Institute staff to facilitate circulation and reformatting. Kit Messick wrote the finding aid in 2017.

    Existence and Location of Copies

    Selected audio recordings have been digitized and are available to on-site readers and Getty staff: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/920069av

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection comprises 90 audio reels, primarily interviews by Judith Pearlman, accompanied by some transcriptions, translations, notes and printed matter. Also included are two videotapes of Bauhaus films; enhanced audiocassette tapes of the interviews, and audiocassette use copies.
    The audio reels record interviews with masters, students, and others associated with of the Bauhaus in Germany. Interviewees include Anni Albers, Gertrude Arndt, Herbert Bayer, Max Bill, Roman Clemens, T. Lux Feininger, Max Gebhardt, Ise Gropius, Larry Haas, Felix and Livia Klee, Georg Muche, Winfried Nerdinger, Tut and Jaina Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and Eva and Andor Weininger. These interviews were assembled by Pearlman and her production company, Cliofilm, as both research and content for her documentary Bauhaus in America, as well as for an article written for the New York Times Magazine in 1983.
    Ten reels record roughly 10 hours from the 50 Years Bauhaus conference and exhibition (1969) at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).
    Twenty files hold interview transcriptions and English translations, notes and research material about Anni Albers, Walter Allner, Gertrude Arndt, Max Bill, Roman Clemens, Howard Dearstyne, T. Lux Feininger, Ise Gropius, Werner Graeff, Peter Keler, Felix Klee, Jean Leppien, Hannes Meyer, Georg Muche, Winfried Nerdinger, Walter Puff, Konrad Püschel, Tut and Jaina Schlemmer, Gunta Stölzl, and Andor and Eva Weininger.


    Organized in two series: Series I. Interviews, approximately 1960-1985; Series II. Transcripts and notes, approximately 1969-1985, undated.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Albers, Anni
    Allner, W. H. (Walter H.), 1909-2006
    Bayer, Herbert
    Bill, Max
    Clemens, Roman
    Feininger, T. Lux
    Gropius, Ise
    Muche, Georg, 1895-1987
    Nerdinger, Winfried
    Püschel, Konrad, 1907-
    Schlemmer, Tut
    Stölzl, Gunta, 1897-1983
    Weininger, Andor, 1899-1986
    Weininger, Eva Fernbach, 1903-2007

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies


    Subjects - Topics

    Architecture -- Study and teaching
    Art -- Study and teaching
    Architects -- Interviews
    Artists -- Interviews

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Oral histories (document genres)


    Pearlman, Judith