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Curtis, Penelope

Works: 181 works in 486 publications in 2 languages and 7,632 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Guidebooks  Miscellanea  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Curator, Collector
Classifications: NB497.H4, 730.92
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Most widely held works about Penelope Curtis
Most widely held works by Penelope Curtis
Sculpture 1900-1945 : after Rodin by Penelope Curtis( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the expansion of sculpture as an artistic form in Europe and the United States from 1900 to 1945. Well-known artists such as Brancusi, Arp, Tatlin, and Duchamp are covered alongside less familiar sculptors to provide a full picture of the diverse development of sculpture in this important period. Chapters focus on themes chosen to reflect the changing cultural and political climate of a turbulent time. These themes include public sculpture, the monument, the approach to different materials, the object, image-making, the built environment, and the figurative ideal. The practice of sculpture is considered within the wider artistic context of painting and architecture and the development of an integrated environment. Auguste Rodin, whose ground-breaking exhibition opened in Paris in 1900, serves as the book's point of departure, and as a recurrent point of reference."--Back cover
Barbara Hepworth : a retrospective by Penelope Curtis( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hepworth's career spanned five decades, from 1925 to 1975. Her style moved from figuration, through geometric and organic abstraction, to the internationally acclaimed grandeur of her large-scale, post-war work. Her best known sculpture is associated with the landscape around St. Ives in Cornwall: 'I used colour and strings in many of the carvings ... The colour plunged me into the depths of water, caves or shadows deeper than the carved concavities themselves. The strings were the tension I felt between myself and the sea, the wind or the hills.'. This publication focuses on Hepworth's unique carvings. It reassesses her reputation in the light of attention recently paid to her contemporaries, Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore and offers the opportunity to look afresh at a major British artist
Barbara Hepworth by Penelope Curtis( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penelope Curtis tells the story of the life and work of one of the central figures of 20th century sculpture. She discusses her art in the light of Hepworth's contemporaries, among them Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson
Patio and pavilion : the place of sculpture in modern architecture by Penelope Curtis( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 312 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
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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 303 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 )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 302 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 human factor : the figure in contemporary sculpture by Hayward Gallery( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 297 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."--
The Fran and Ray Stark collection of 20th-century sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum by Calif.) J. Paul Getty museum (Los Angeles( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 286 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
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 226 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
Barbara Hepworth : sculpture for a modern world by Barbara Hepworth( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 226 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
Alexander Calder : performing sculpture by Alexander Calder( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 208 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
Tate Britain companion : a guide to British art by Penelope Curtis( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With entries on over 170 artworks representing the unrivaled collection at Tate Britain, this handbook provides a lively and informative introduction to the story of art in Britain over the last 500 years. Presented chronologically, the works provide a fascinating insight into British history as well as the evolution of British art
Jasper Johns, the sculptures by Fred Orton( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 171 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 )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 168 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 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Deacon by Clarrie Wallis( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 155 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
Thomas Schütte : hindsight by Thomas Schütte( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth-making : abstract expressionist paintings from the United States by David Craven( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the meanings of sculpture in painting by Penelope Curtis( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition catalogue exploring the relationship between art in two and three dimensions, "Sculpture in painting" is not so much concerned with comparing the two disciplines, but the dialogue between them. The exhibition, the first at the Henry Moore Institute to consist only of paintings, brings together some thirty works from the 1500s to the present day, by a range of influential artists including Titian, Hogarth, Vuillard and Henning. Exhibition: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 9 October 2009 - 10 January 2010
Sculpture on Merseyside by Penelope Curtis( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sculpture 1900-1945 : after Rodin
Alternative Names
Curtis, P. J.

Curtis, P. J. 1961-

Curtis, P. J. (Penelope Jane)

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

Curtis, Penelope Jane 1961-

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Dutch (1)

Barbara HepworthPatio and pavilion : the place of sculpture in modern architectureTaking 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 drawings