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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 / curated by Martina Droth ; with essays by Martina Droth ... [et al. ; edited by Martina Droth and Penelope Curtis].
Leeds : Henry Moore Institute ; 2009.
Los Angeles : Getty Publications, 2009.
Physical Description:
vi, 209 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Reference Library
NK1110 .T35 2009 (LC) Oversize
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"Published to accompany the exhibition Taking Shape: Finding sculpture in the decorative arts, an exhibition co-organised by the Henry Moore Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum ... 2 October 2008 - 4 January 2009, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; 31 March - 5 July 2009, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles"--Colophon.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-205).
Subject Terms:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural, in interior decoration -- Exhibitions.
Decorative arts -- Exhibitions.
Furniture -- Exhibitions.
Sculpture -- Exhibitions.
Droth, Martina.
Curtis, Penelope.
Henry Moore Institute (Leeds, England)
J. Paul Getty Museum.

  • Introduction to the exhibition / Martina Droth
  • Truth and artifice: transforming the real with sculptural form / Martina Droth
  • Catalogue of exhibits / Charissa Bremer-David, Martina Droth, Ian Fraser, Catherine Hess, James Lomax, Carlo Milano, Katie Scott, Marjorie Trusted, Jeffrey Weaver, Anthony Wells-Cole
  • 1: Putting things together: pairs, sets, arrangement
  • 2: Seeing things apart: the sculptural impact of furniture
  • 3: Three dimensions in two: graphic fantasy and realisation
  • 4: Temporary decorations: lasting traces
  • Installation views
  • Essays: Seeing metamorphosis in sculpture and the decorative arts / Mary D. Sheriff
  • Figure and ornament: notes on the late Baroque art industry / Katie Scott
  • The decorated flame: firedogs and the tensions of the hearth / Mimi Hellman
  • Integral and participatory: sculpture in support of the decorative arts / Charissa Bremer-David.