Goodyear, W.H. (William Henry), 1846-1923

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William Henry Goodyear (1846-1923) was an art and architectural historian and the Brooklyn Museum of Art's first Curator of Fine Arts from 1899-1923, an appointment he accepted soon after serving as curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1881-1888). In addition to his responsibilities of developing and maintaining the fine arts collection at the Museum, Goodyear published extensively on art history and pursued research in architectural history. He developed a theory, based on direct observations, that medieval churches, cathedrals, and mosques displayed curved lines, concave walls, widening naves and other asymmetries that were not accidentally created by settling stone or poor construction, but were the original architects' deliberate inventions. Goodyear called these irregularities, 'architectural refinements' and spent many years traveling abroad meticulously noting measurements and taking numerous photographs of these details. He published his findings in periodicals and exhibited enlargements of his photographs here and abroad.

From the description of Goodyear Archival Collection Series 2: Research and writings 1874-1920, n.d. (Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives). WorldCat record id: 83857610

From the description of Goodyear Archival Collection Series 4: Scrapbooks 1891-1928. (Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives). WorldCat record id: 78442548

From the description of Goodyear Archival Collection 1874-1940 1890-1923. (Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives). WorldCat record id: 81647855

From the description of Goodyear Archival Collection Series 6: Visual materials 1893-1914, n.d. (Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives). WorldCat record id: 81907141

From the description of Goodyear Archival Collection Series 1: General correspondence 1887-1923, n.d. 1903-1923 (bulk). (Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives). WorldCat record id: 78851965

William Henry Goodyear (1846-1923) was an art and architectural historian and the Brooklyn Museum of Art's first Curator of Fine Arts from 1899-1923, an appointment he accepted soon after serving as curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1881-1888). In addition to his responsibilities of developing and maintaining the fine arts collection at the Brooklyn Museum, Goodyear published extensively on art history and pursued research in architectural history. He developed a theory, based on direct observations, that medieval churches, cathedrals, and mosques displayed curved lines, concave walls, widening naves and other asymmetries that were not accidentally created by settling stone or poor construction, but were the original architects' deliberate inventions. Goodyear called these irregularities, 'architectural refinements' and spent many years traveling abroad meticulously noting measurements and taking numerous photographs of these details. He published his findings in periodicals and exhibited enlargements of his photographs here and abroad.

From the description of Goodyear Archival Collection Series 5: Posthumous 1923-1940, n.d. (Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives). WorldCat record id: 79365095

From the description of Goodyear Archival Collection Series 3: Department of Fine Arts 1895-1922, n.d. (Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives). WorldCat record id: 82956693

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creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Departments of European Painting and Sculpture, American Painting and Sculpture, Contemporary Art. Records, 1897-2005 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Denderah. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Luxor. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, Lefferts Homes. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn municipal buildings. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Karnak. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Middle Kingdom. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Various. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Philae. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Papers, ca.1845-1908 Houghton Library
creatorOf Goodyear, W. H. (William Henry), 1846-1923. Goodyear Archival Collection 1874-1940 1890-1923. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, Pratt Institute. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Abu Simbel. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Goodyear, W. H. (William Henry), 1846-1923. Goodyear Archival Collection Series 5: Posthumous 1923-1940, n.d. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Meidum. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Goodyear, W. H. (William Henry), 1846-1923. Goodyear Archival Collection Series 3: Department of Fine Arts 1895-1922, n.d. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, Prospect Park. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Esneh. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Sakkara. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, People's Trust Co. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Department of Egyptian, Classical & Ancient Middle Eastern Art. Records. General correspondence 1890's-1994 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Gizeh. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. General Views\People. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn Regiment Armories. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Assorted churches. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, Packer Institute. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Columbian Celebration: Oct. 1892. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Hastings, Charles Sheldon, 1848-1932. Charles Sheldon Hastings papers, 1869-1930 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Abydos. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Goodyear, W. H. (William Henry), 1846-1923. Goodyear Archival Collection Series 6: Visual materials 1893-1914, n.d. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Goodyear, W. H. (William Henry), 1846-1923. Goodyear Archival Collection Series 1: General correspondence 1887-1923, n.d. 1903-1923 (bulk). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn photo portraits. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn residences. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Edfu. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn churches; synagogues. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. William Henry Fox records, 1913-33 (bulk), 1908-35 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn monuments. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Fuchs, Emil, 1866-1929. Emil Fuchs Papers 1880-1931, 1897-1927 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, Williamsburg Bank. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Brooklyn Museum. Office of the Director. Records, 1896-[ongoing]. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Goodyear, W. H. (William Henry), 1846-1923. Goodyear Archival Collection Series 4: Scrapbooks 1891-1928. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Goodyear, W. H. (William Henry), 1846-1923. Goodyear Archival Collection Series 2: Research and writings 1874-1920, n.d. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn skyscrapers. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, Coney Island. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn scenes; buildings. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Departments of European Painting and Sculpture, American Painting and Sculpture, Contemporary Art. Records: Departmental administration 1899-1997 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Departments of European Painting and Sculpture, American Painting and Sculpture, Contemporary Art. Records: Exhibitions 1911-2005 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Library. Lantern slide collection. Thebes. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Departments of European Painting and Sculpture, American Painting and Sculpture, Contemporary Art. Records: Objects 1897-1998 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, Montauk Club. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Department of Egyptian, Classical & Ancient Middle Eastern Art. Records. Objects 1906-1995 (inclusive). Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Brooklyn Museum. Libraries and Archives. Lantern slide collection. Brooklyn, Adelphi College. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
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associatedWith Bryn Athyn Cathedral (Bryn Athyn, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Choisy, Auguste, 1841-1909. person
associatedWith Conrow, Wilford Seymour, 1880-1957. person
associatedWith Crocker, William H. (William Henry) person
associatedWith Crocker, William H. (William Henry) person
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associatedWith Goodyear, Charles, 1800-1860. person
associatedWith Goodyear, Rosalie. person
associatedWith Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924. person
associatedWith Hastings, Charles Sheldon, 1848-1932. person
associatedWith Hawkes, Joseph. person
associatedWith Healy, A. Augustus (Aaron Augustus), 1850-1921. person
associatedWith Hooper, Franklin William, 1851-1914. person
associatedWith Lewis, Emma. person
associatedWith Lucas, Frederic A. (Frederic Augustus), 1852-1929. person
associatedWith Mayor, Alfred Goldsborough, 1868-1922. person
associatedWith McKecknie, John. person
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associatedWith Morris, Edward Lyman. person
associatedWith Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Pell, Alfred Duane person
associatedWith Pitcairn, Raymond, 1885-1966. person
associatedWith Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933. person
associatedWith Prior, Edward S. (Edward Schröder), 1852-1932. person
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Italy
England
Ireland
Europe
Ireland
Turkey
France
England
France
Europe
Turkey
Italy
Ireland
France
Italy
Europe
England
Italy
England
Turkey
France
France
Europe
Europe
Italy
Turkey
England
Ireland
Ireland
Turkey
France
England
Turkey
Ireland
Italy
Europe
Subject
Cathedrals
Photography
Symbolism in art
Church buildings
Architecture--Composition, proportion, etc
Photography of art
Architectural photography--1895-1914
Architecture, Medieval--Exhibitions
Architecture--History
Flowers--Symbolic aspects
Expositions, International--Views
Church architecture
Lotus
Photography of sculpture
Architecture, Medieval
Art--History
Architectural refinements
Architecture--Details
Architecture
Occupation
Museum curators
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Birth 1846

Death 1923

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