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Parsons School of Design Centenary Oral History Project ➔ Interview with Irwin Touster

Digital Audio


Related people/organizations

Irwin Touster (interviewee)
Martica Sawin (interviewer)
New School (New York, N.Y.). New School Archives and Special Collections (publisher)
Parsons School of Design (producer)

Date

March 2 1994

Description

In this audio interview, Irwin Touster discusses his tenure as Chair of Fine Arts (BFA) at Parsons School of Design, beginning in 1974. Touster relates the details of his joining the faculty at the behest of David C. Levy and the hiring of many of the department's staff under his purview, including Larry Rivers, Elaine De Kooning, Jane Wilson, Stuart Shedetsky (also interviewed for this project), Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, and Eric Gibson. Touster and interviewer Martica Sawin also discuss the post-graduation lives of many alumni, the department's teaching philosophy,and the value of the foundation-year method of art education.

Language

English

Identifier

PC070101_Touster_19940302

Citation

Irwin Touster; Martica Sawin; New School (New York, N.Y.). New School Archives and Special Collections. Interview with Irwin Touster. Parsons School of Design Centenary Oral History Project. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 17 Oct 2019.

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