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Curtis, Penelope.

Sculpture on the threshold [videorecording] : an inquiry into the underlying forms of sculpture / Penelope Curtis.

New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2015.
Physical Description:
5 videodiscs (DVD) (264 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Reference Library
DVD 305
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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2015 Paul Mellon Lectures delivered April 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30 and sponsored by the Yale Center for British Art.
Recording of five lectures by Penelope Curtis. This series takes a wide-ranging look at the underlying forms of sculpture. Focusing on four key aspects - the vertical, the horizontal, the closed, and the open, the lectures explore sculptural forms across time and suggest fundamental continuities. These lectures were held either at the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Lecture Hall, Yale University Art Gallery or Loria Center, Yale School of Architecture.
Subject Terms:
Sculpture and architecture.
Yale Center for British Art.
Yale University. School of Art and Architecture.

  • Disc [1] The vertical: from Nelson's column to the Ruthwell monument.--Disc [2] The horizontal: from Westminster Abbey to Keith Arnatt.--Disc [3] The closed: from Pandora's box to Damien Hirst.--Disc [4] The open" from Martin Creed to Castle Howard.--Disc [5] The ensemble: from Bethan Huws to Rilke's Rodin.