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 (The Studio Press), and The Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C. (The History Press); his most recent book of verse is, Modern Art: An Exhibition of Criticism (National Civic Art Society); Mr. Curtis is the Common Sense Society's Artist-in-Residence. 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).
Carpenter Gothic House Plan

Carpenter Gothic House Plan

... Carpenter Gothic House Plan Introduction : Carpenter Gothic is an American domestic architectural approximation of the international Gothic Revival.  Thin, inexpensive, often decorated with turnings, the Carpenter Gothic can be strictly Puritan or prettily...

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Carpenter Gothic

Carpenter Gothic

... The Carpenter Gothic, American traditions, and the Chautauqua Movement. : You might say, “America’s first houses were one-room schoolhouses,” that “our first communities were colleges”, and you might say this because true.  The simple wood, hall-and-parlor houses...

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Mausoleum Plans

Mausoleum Plans

... Gravestones, Tombstones, Headstones, Monuments, Statues, Mausolea : For The Beautiful Home's "Houses of Eternity" edition, a review of funerary art from the gravestone to the mausoleum, including mausoleum plans and other marker plans, their uses and history....

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Houses of Eternity

Houses of Eternity

... The Funerary Memorial and the Houses of Eternity : Forever is a long time, seems to me.  Longer than I can imagine, and I can imagine an awful lot, “everything beneath the sun, and beyond”, for instance.  “Forever”, though, “well”, I mean to say, “even physicists...

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Mausoleum

Mausoleum

... Mausoleum: The House of Rest : There is the life of the flesh and there is the life of the spirit, and both want homes.  The spirit is borne from the universe into a body at conception, there to make itself at home practically and beautifully before returning to...

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The Architecture of Independence

The Architecture of Independence

... The Architecture of Independence : On the obverse of our national seal the American Eagle holds in his beak a flowing banner that reads, E Pluribus Unum, “Out of many, one.”  Skyed above the Eye of Providence on the seal’s reverse, Annuit Cœptis, “God has favored...

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Household Shrines

Household Shrines

The Tradition of Household Shrines   Perhaps you have in quiet times felt a touch of the divine.  The light through shade, the morning when home is washed in rose, in evening when rooms glow gold.  There is something in light, the intangible tangible by which...

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