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This definitive monograph from the Musée Rodin in Paris on the pioneering artist who paved the way for modern sculpture is now available in an affordable compact format. Revered today as the greatest sculptor of all time, whose expressive style prefigured that of the modernist movement and abstract sculpture, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) stirred up much controversy during his lifetime, and his sculptures often met with hostility and incomprehension from his peers. This monograph traces the life and work of the artist, from his youth and early poverty-stricken years of apprenticeship to his most celebrated works—The Kiss, The Thinker, The Gates of Hell—which have become veritable icons; and from his passionate and tumultuous relationship with Camille Claudel to his extraordinary studio, working methods, and sources of inspiration, and his final years marked by war and illness.
Written by experts from the Musée Rodin in Paris, this richly illustrated volume includes drawings, watercolors, engravings, and archival documents, as well as specially commissioned photographs of Rodin’s sculptures, completed by a chronology, bibliography, and history of the Musée Rodin—housed in the artist’s former studio in the Hôtel Biron. Providing insight into the many facets of his creative genius, this new compact edition of the Musée Rodin’s definitive reference on the artist and his oeuvre coincides with museum’s reopening in September 2015.
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Raphaël Masson, former curator at the Musée Rodin and head of archives and the library, is chief heritage curator at the Château de Versailles. Véronique Mattiussi is an archivist at the museum, responsible for manuscripts. Jacques Vilain was the director of the Musée Rodin and the author of numerous works on the museum’s collections.Review:
"Informed and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking, exceptionally well organized and presented, inherently fascination and consistently compelling from beginning to end, "Rodin" is a work of seminal and meticulous scholarship and unreservedly recommended for personal, community, college, and university Art History collections in general, and Auguste Rodin supplemental studies reading lists in particular."
—Midwest Book Review
"...Rodin is a beautiful book, and it ranges far afield for images of Rodin’s great treasury of works. It also provides tantalizing glimpses into how the artist saw himself and how he did his work."
"In the event you can't hop on an airplane and visit the Musée Rodin in Paris, this definitive monograph is definitely the next best thing. Few people will argue with the claim that Auguste Rodin is one of the greatest sculptors who's ever lived. His expressive, wholly unique style, which blurs the line between modernist and abstract sculpture, birthed a shocking amount of celebrated works throughout his lifetime, including The Kiss, The Thinker, and The Gates of Hell. This richly illustrated monograph does a deep dive into Rodin's life and work, which during his lifetime, was often the subject of controversy."
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Book Description Phaidon. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Seller Inventory # G0714814121I3N00
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. New York; Phaidon, 1970, later printing. Clean, tight 4to, minor shelf wear to d.j. and light chipping to the top and bottom edges. Spine ends are lightly bumped. F.O. name penned neatly on the ffe. A very well-done photographic essay of the dramatic works of Rodin. Seller Inventory # 11394
Book Description Phaidon. Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Seller Inventory # Z1-E-003-00041
Book Description Phaidon, London, 1970. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Ilse Schneider-Lengyel (illustrator). Crisp and tight. Price-clipped jacket with small closed tear to front flap hinge. Seller Inventory # 12138
Book Description Phaidon London 1970 Eighth Edition, 1970. Very Good 30.0 x 24.0cms, 126pp, b/w Illusts Very Good, Minor Sealed Tears. Hard Cover The book has essays on Rodin's life and work as well as 92 plates of his famous sculptures (from the bronze of his father 1860 to The Cathedral 1908). Seller Inventory # 004945
Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd, 1964. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION with dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Seller Inventory # mon0000038405
Book Description Phaidon, London. [0-7148-1412-1] , 8th edition. (4to) Very good in very good dust jacket. 126pp. Frontispiece, plates. Previous owner's inscription, 3 inch closed tear on front of dust jacket. Art of Auguste Rodin. Introduction by Sommerville Story. Photography by Ilse Schneider-Lengyel. (Art, Sculpture). Seller Inventory # 118291
Book Description Phiadon 1970, 1970. 4to. hardcover. 126pp. b/w illus. good, foxing and small stain to outer page edges. / good d/w. Seller Inventory # 40579