'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'
This monograph traces the life and work of the artist, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) from his youth and early poverty-stricken years of apprenticeship, to his most celebrated works, including The Kiss, The Thinker, The Gates of Hell and his final years. It explores his passionate and tumultuous relationship with Camille Claudel, his extraordinary studio, working methods, and sources of inspiration.
Written by experts from the Musée Rodin in Paris, this richly illustrated volume features drawings, watercolours, engravings, and archival documents, as well as specially commissioned photographs of Rodin’s sculptures. It is completed by a chronology, bibliography, and history of the Musée Rodin, which is housed in the artist’s former studio in the Hôtel Biron. This volume provides a comprehensive reference on the artist and his oeuvre.
- Author: Raphael Masson, former curator at the Musée Rodin
- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Date published: February 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-2080304452
- Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 20.3 x 2.8 cm
'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' - Interview Magazine