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Curtis, Penelope

Works: 234 works in 691 publications in 2 languages and 9,021 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Contributor, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Collector, Curator, Publishing director, Translator
Classifications: NB468, 730.92
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Most widely held works about Penelope Curtis
Most widely held works by Penelope Curtis
Patio and pavilion : the place of sculpture in modern architecture by Penelope Curtis( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sculptural buildings by architects such as Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas and architectural sculptures by artists such as Anish Kapoor are now well known. The work that precedes them is less familiar." "This is the first attempt to understand how sculpture and architecture have come to be fused in such an intriguing alliance. Mies van der Rohe's pioneering Barcelona Pavilion (1929) is taken as the point of departure and a leitmotif for the book, which concludes with Dan Graham's hybrid pavilion sculptures of the 1980s and 90s."--Jacket
The human factor : the figure in contemporary sculpture by Hayward Gallery( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The Human Factor: the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture' brings together the work of 25 leading international artists, in whose practice the human form plays a central role. Over the past 25 years, artists have reinvented figurative sculpture by looking back to earlier movements in art history as well as imagery from contemporary culture. Setting up dialogues with modernist as well as classical and archaic models of art, these artists engage and confront the question of how we represent the 'human' today. Eschewing concerns related to psychological portraiture, these artists use the figure as a catalyst for evoking far-ranging content, including subjects spanning political violence and mortality to sexuality and voyeurism. A unique survey of figurative sculpture today, this highly illustrated volume features newly-commissioned essays by authors including Tate Britain Director, Penelope Curtis, art critic and writer Martin Herbert, Artangel co-director James Lingwood, art historian Lisa Lee and Hayward Gallery Director, and curator of the exhibition, Ralph Rugoff. Alongside full-colour images of the artists' works, the book also includes original and rarely-seen material documenting the creation of these fascinating works."--
Taking shape : finding sculpture in the decorative arts : an exhibition co-organised by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California by Rosa Giorgi( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition challenges the reasons why sculpture is usually considered alone, in the gallery, and the decorative arts are considered as part of a period setting. It suggests that by breaking away from these conventional categories we can see how sculpture is also part of a spatial conversation, and how furniture and fittings can be appreciated as unique works." "With five original essays and forty complete catalogue entries, this publication both documents an exhibition and goes beyond it, opening our eyes to the fluidity of formal language in the 'long' eighteenth century, and to the ways in which objects can change according to whether they are seen together or apart, as mobile or fixed, as two- or three-dimensional, as ideal or as functional."--Jacket
Modern British sculpture by Penelope Curtis( Book )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considering the way in which sculpture mediates issues of national identity and how Britain's links with its Empire have shaped its artistic output, this survey explores sculpture in Britain over the last 130 years
The Fran and Ray Stark collection of 20th-century sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum by J. Paul Getty Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalogue celebrates the recently installed collection of twentieth-century sculpture donated to the J. Paul Getty Trust by the Fran and Ray Stark Trust in 2005. The book takes the reader on a visual tour of the J. Paul Getty Museum's new sculpture gardens and installations, which features twenty-eight works by artists such as Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Ferdinand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein, Rene Magritte, Aristide Maillol, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, and Isamu Noguchi. The book offers essays on the curatorial decisions involved in establishing harmonious groupings; a history of European and American sculpture within built outdoor environments and gardens; and catalogue entries that discuss individual pieces within their broader art-historical contexts."--Publisher's description
Alexander Calder : performing sculpture by Alexander Calder( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides detailed insight into that pioneering process through reproductions of personal drawings and notes and new research from a wide range of renowned scholars, furthering our understanding of the remarkable depth of Calder's beloved mobile sculptures and entrenching his status as an icon of modernism
Breaking the mould : British art of the 1980s and 1990s : the Weltkunst Collection by Richard Cork( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Weltkunst Collection comprises important works by twenty-six ... artists ... This book ... catalogues drawings and prints as well as sculpture, installation and media works. Analysis of the significiance of the artists and their works is complemented by extracts from interviews with the artists themselves"--Cover
Modern British sculpture : from the collection by Penelope Curtis( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hepworth : sculpture for a modern world by Barbara Hepworth( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its simple origins in her studio, Barbara Hepworth's abstract sculpture has become iconic, taking pride of place in museum collections worldwide and outside buildings such as the UN headquarters in New York. Celebrated throughout her career in Britain, she was also a leading figure in international modern art. This major exhibition charts her progress from the earliest surviving carvings to the large-scale bronzes of the 1960s. Among the highlights are four large sculptures in sumptuous African hardwood - the high point of her post-war carving career - reunited in one room. Uniquely, this retrospective shows the way Hepworth's work was presented or imagined in contexts such as the studio, the theatre, the landscape or with architecture. Alongside sculpture, it features rarely seen textiles, photographs, collages and film, and selected works by her peers and predecessors from Jacob Epstein to Henry Moore.--Tate website
Sculpture vertical, horizontal, closed, open by Penelope Curtis( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the fundamental similarities shared by all sculptures, regardless of the culture or time period in which they were created. Focusing on a wide range of British and European examples, of many periods, Penelope Curtis explores crucial sculptural concepts such as the vertical and the horizontal, the open and the closed. In doing so, she elucidates the powerful, and often surprising, properties of objects made in vastly different sociocultural contexts. Sculpture also expands the notion of sculpture to include the objects of everyday life and investigates the ways in which we approach sculpture as an art form. Stressing the fact that sculpture has been historically linked with rites of passage and moments of change and transformation, this revelatory study argues that the experience of sculpture is a universal and primal phenomenon that cuts across particular historical styles and epochs
Jasper Johns, the sculptures by Fred Orton( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany an exhibition held at The Menil Collection, Houston, February 16 - March 31 1996 and at Leeds City Art Gallery, April 18 - June 29 1996
David Hockney : paintings and prints from 1960 by David Hockney( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Meadows : sculpture and drawings by Alan Bowness( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Deacon by Clarrie Wallis( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title traces the career of the renowned Welsh sculptor Richard Deacon, who has been at the forefront of the practice for the last 35 years. In a series of interviews, he explains about his major key works
Dynamism : the art of modern life before the Great War by Penelope Curtis( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Schütte : hindsight by Thomas Schütte( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Taking shape : finding sculpture in the decorative arts : an exhibition co-organised by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Alternative Names
Curtis, P. J.

Curtis, P. J. 1961-

Curtis, P. J. (Penelope Jane)

Curtis, P. J. (Penelope Jane), 1961-

Curtis, Penelope Jane 1961-

English (144)

German (1)

Taking shape : finding sculpture in the decorative arts : an exhibition co-organised by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CaliforniaModern British sculptureThe Fran and Ray Stark collection of 20th-century sculpture at the J. Paul Getty MuseumBreaking the mould : British art of the 1980s and 1990s : the Weltkunst CollectionDavid Hockney : paintings and prints from 1960Bernard Meadows : sculpture and drawingsThomas Schütte : hindsight