The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin : At the Legion of Honor
'The story of San Francisco's Rodins -- now grown into one of the finest collections of the artist's work anywhere --is retold in a new book by the museums' curator Martin Chapman, beautifully photographed by FAMSF's Randy Dodson' -San Francisco Chronicle
Exploring the full range of the work of French artist Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), this book also reveals the deep significance of Rodin's oeuvre to the history of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, which holds one of the finest collections of Rodin sculpture in the United States. The publication contains examples from his early days as a struggling artist to his mature and most successful works, including The Age of Bronze (ca. 1875-1877), Saint John the Baptist Preaching (1878), The Burghers of Calais (1885-1886), and The Kiss (ca. 1884). The majority of the bronzes are lifetime casts by the sculptor, making this collection a rare and significant body of Rodin's output. A related group of plaster models and fragments augment these major pieces, adding to the scope and breadth of this volume.
Showcasing beautiful new photography of more than fifty of Rodin's most iconic artworks alongside an illuminating essay, this book will delight and surprise readers with its novel insights into one of the greatest sculptors in art history.
- Author: Martin Chapman, Curator in Charge of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Date published: February 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791356334
- Product Dimensions: 27.0 x 21.6 cm