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Guide to the Barbara Beisinghoff Collection

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Beisinghoff, Barbara, 1945-
Title: Barbara Beisinghoff Collection
Dates: 2000, n.d.
Quantity: 0.1 cubic feet (6 pieces)
Abstract: 6 of Beisinghoff's art pieces inspired by Christa Wolf’s Kassandra.

Biographical Note

Barbara Beisinghoff is a German artist known for her etchings, artists' books, and use of watermarks.

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Scope and Content Note

Six handmade papers with watermarks. All the watermarked words are taken from the novel Kassandra. of Christa Wolf. Christa Wolf authorizised Barbara Beisinghoff to use her sentences for her art work. Wolf and Beisinghoff carried on correspondence, and met each other in Berlin Pankow, Amalienpark 7, where Gerhard Wolf, Christa Wolf’s husband lived.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to quote (publish) from unpublished or previously published material must be obtained as described in the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library.

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Related Material

  • The Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library also holds a number of Beisinghoff's artists books.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Cassandra (Legendary character)

Document Types:

  • Etchings (prints)

Titles:

  • Kassandra (Wolf, Christa)

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Streett, August 2015.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barbara Beisinghoff Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Streett, August 2015.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Barbara Beisinghoff, 2015

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Container List

1. Ich flog: hand made paper from beech cellulose with watermarks and etching, No. 3/10, 2002 (42 x 59 cm)
2. Die Form der Wolken beschreiben: Inclusions of etchings and drawing (70 x 50 cm)
3. Zwischen Sichtbarem und Unsichtbarem, 2002 (60 x 43 cm)
4. Chaos könnte um Wörter herum Gestalt annehmen (70 x 50 cm)
5. wie Eisenspäne um einen Magneten (70 x 50 cm)
6. Im Dämmer sind weitere Räume zu ahnen (70 x 50 cm)

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