Professor Carol Krinsky on the Radio

16 Nov

Recently, Professor Carol Krinsky was heard briefly on WNYC. The segment described the work of an artist in New York City who makes portraits of people’s pets, and the reporter wanted to know when people started to make animal portraits, and why.  Most of the answer was cut from the broadcast.  The reporter wanted to know why people today want painted portraits when they could just snap photographs. Professor Krinsky said that in an age of industrialized production, anything hand-made or custom-made acquires great prestige.

 

Professor Krinsky was also interviewed by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) in connection with a program about Levittown, a famous mass-produced housing development of the years immediately following the Second World War. The BBC reported on its beginnings decades ago.  It is time for an update: Who lives there now?  How have the houses been modified?  Is the community still socially viable?  The new report will be televised in the United Kingdom sometime in the future.

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