Near the end of his life, the master sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) hired the poet Rainer Maria Rilke to serve as his secretary. Intensely sensitive to art and able to express this awareness in prose of great lyricism and clarity, in 1903 Rilke published a profound meditation on the unique power of Rodinâ€™s sculpture. Written around a chronology of Rodinâ€™s work, it is also an introduction to some of the greatest sculpture of the 19th century.Â A translation was soon produced by the American poet and artist Jessie Lemont. Unavailable for many years, this translation is reprinted here together with Rilkeâ€™s original illustrations.
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· Over 100 drawings and cutouts
· Rodin shows the female nude form in its beauty and simplicity
· Wonderful collection of Rodinís late workAbout the Author:
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was one of the greatest German-language authors of the 20th century. He is renowned for both his poetry and prose.
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Book Description Pallas Athene, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111843680319
Book Description Pallas Athene, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1843680319