M. Curtis
A sculptor, painter, historian, architectural designer, and poet, Michael Curtis has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums, including The Institute of Classical Architecture, The Center for Creative Studies, and The National Gallery of Art; his pictures and statues are housed in over 400 private and public collections, including The Library of Congress, The National Portrait Gallery, and The Supreme Court; he has made statues of presidents, generals, Supreme Court Justices, captains of industry and national heroes, including Davey Crockett, General Eisenhower, and Justice Thurgood Marshall; his relief and medals are especially fine, they include, among others, presidents Truman and Reagan, Justice John Marshall, George Washington, and, his History of Texas, containing over one-hundred figures, is the largest American relief sculpture of the 20th Century; his monuments and memorials, buildings and houses, including The New American Home, 2011, are found coast-to-coast; his plays, essays, verse and translations have been published in over 30 journals (Trinacria, Society of Classical Poets, Expansive Poetry, et cetera), and his most recent nonfiction books are, Occasional Poetry: How to Write Poems for Any Occasion (available through The Studio Press), and The Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C. (available through The History Press); Mr. Curtis is the National Civic Art Society’s 2021-2022 Research Scholar. Other sites where Mr. Curtis can be found: The Classical Artist (art, architecture, and design), The Studio Press (essays and books – fiction and exposition, verse and prose).
One-Room Schoolhouse

One-Room Schoolhouse

. The One-Room Schoolhouse We all recognize the one-room schoolhouse, that simple house tastefully, economically constructed and designed in the style of its community.  The one-room schoolhouse is a neighborhood home, a house where children are guided into community,...

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Grown-Up House

Grown-Up House

  Grown-Up House Once upon a time, grown-ups were common; you might find a grown-up at home, at school, on television or in media, in government or in sports.  At 65 years, I can report that, “yes, at one time, grown-ups were everywhere”; you could find a couple...

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American House Styles

American House Styles

  American House Styles There are many excellent guides to American house styles, each is well illustrated, well researched, orderly and predictably Progressive.  Each of these books, the concise to the comprehensive, parrots received outlines, outlines formed of...

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Architecture the Essential Art

Architecture the Essential Art

  Architecture the Essential Art   Architecture is the essential art, the craft of building civilization.  Alike air, architecture is something that surrounds us, that gives us life, and architecture, alike air is, for the most part, unnoticed,...

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History of Architectural Style

History of Architectural Style

  History of Architectural Style   How best to understand, how best to organize and design a history of our American domestic architecture?  Progressively from chaos?  How to design a history of architectural style.  Classively from order.   Perhaps...

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How to Plan a House

How to Plan a House

. How to Plan a House, Stage I Do you recall the first house you designed, the little box house with a gabled roof, a four-square window, a door, smoke from a chimney, the sun the tree the path, mom and dad and dog, tail-wagging, and yourself there, perhaps with...

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Building Georgian

Building Georgian

  Building Georgian, by the Book   Likely you have heard, perhaps you have spoken the phrase, “You are what you eat.”  We all say many things that are not true, being human and fallible.  Have you noticed, world round we eat many different things, yet we are...

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Georgian House Plan: Prudence Duplex, #74

Georgian House Plan: Prudence Duplex, #74

Georgian House Plan Georgian House Plan: Prudence Duplex We were British, subjects of King James when first we settled in Jamestown (1607).  We were culturally Shakespearian*, engaged in all things British.  We were patriotic, though divided in the English Civil War. ...

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Grand Illumination Williamsburg

Grand Illumination Williamsburg

  Grand Illumination Williamsburg Williamsburg’s “White Lighting” is not what you might expect, it is neither the debauch of whiskey nor the racing of motorized carts, Williamsburg’s White Lighting is the faithful display of illuminating candles in the windows of...

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