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); his most recent book of verse is, Modern Art: An Exhibition of Criticism (available through Amazon); 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).
Classical Revival House Plan

Classical Revival House Plan

. CLASSICAL REVIVAL HOUSE PLAN . Introduction America flexed its aesthetic muscles at the 1893 “World’s Columbian Exposition” and a new style of architecture was born: academically wise, aesthetically superior, remarkably beautiful, the Beaux Arts' Neo-Classical.  We...

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HOLLYWOOD REGENCY STAGE

HOLLYWOOD REGENCY STAGE

SETTING THE HOLLYWOOD REGENCY STAGE   …should mention: my advance readers suggested that this essay wants a warning, “Prose Poetryish: Proceed with Sympathy”. Well, perhaps all the world is a stage, yet there are stages, and there are stages.  The Grand Canyon is...

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Hollywood Pool House Plan

Hollywood Pool House Plan

Hollywood Pool House Plan   Introduction Hollywood Regency Vogue was born of magazines, House and Garden, Harper’s Bazaar, and, well, Vogue.  Regency is a style of wit and fantasy, commercial and fancy, as the man who named the style, Osbert Lancaster, observed,...

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Regency Hollywood

Regency Hollywood

  REGENCY HOLLYWOOD   Who didn’t love Regency Hollywood when it was a delightfully decadent dream-factory.  Everyone loved Hollywood, even those who did not.  We all gazed upon the stars sparkling high upon Sunset Strip, gaped in awe before the moderning...

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Hollywood Regency House Plan

Hollywood Regency House Plan

HOLLYWOOD REGENCY HOUSE PLAN   Introduction The Hollywood Regency is an architecture of make-believe, alike the movie script of 90 minutes on 90 pages, the movie interior and exterior needed to fit the dimensions of a screen; if the screen wanted Greece, the...

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THE LITTLE HOUSE

THE LITTLE HOUSE

  THE LITTLE HOUSE Once upon a time there was a little house way out in the country. She was a pretty little house and she was strong and well built said Virginia Lee Burton in The Little House, this year celebrating its 80th birthday.     If you do not...

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ELEGANT SMALL HOMES

ELEGANT SMALL HOMES

  ELEGANT SMALL HOMES One hundred years ago most newspapers had a home building department that presented house plans and refined personal taste, that provided details of design and home improvement, that recognized the central place of homebuilding in the United...

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THE BEAUTIFUL HOME HOUSE PLANS

THE BEAUTIFUL HOME HOUSE PLANS

  THE BEAUTIFUL HOME HOUSE PLANS The Beautiful Home house plans employ a module system (for the most part) not unlike the module system of Athens’ Parthenon, a system that is logical, simple, and direct.  For more than two-thousand years, designers have employed...

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