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Rodin: The Hands of Genius (New Horizons) I recommended work highly this work by Rodin shows his classic pieces and if you are really interested in Rodanthe you can visit his Rodin gardens in Paris and even so you can go on to read Dante inferno and understand the inspiration behind many of Rodin s classic work. Phaidon originally Phaedon Verlag , founded in Vienna in 1923 by Dr Bela Horovitz and Ludwig Goldscheider, is an art publishing house that paid great attention to affordable pricing and design It relocated to Britain after the Anschluss and was renamed Phaidon Press The company passed through many different hands and economic pressures, together with the rise of competitors such as Benedikt Taschen, led to a decline in the latter part of the 20th century but it has subsequently undergone a revival.In 1939, Goldscheider 1896 1973 published a selection of works by August Rodin, 1840 1917, that were complemented by b w illustrations by the German photographer, art historian, ethnologist and surrealist poet, Ilse Schneider Lengyel 1903 10 1972 These are reproduced in this second impression, published in 1985, with an introduction by the quaintly named Sommerville Story that contains two b w portraits of the sculptor The text is distinctly of its time but is informative nevertheless.Brief comments are made on the works reproduced in 92 full page plates The cover reproduction on my copy is of The Cathedral , 1908, where Rodin s central concern for architectural form is reflected in an allegory of the Gothic arch created by two hands.Story s introduction addresses the artist s youth and training, the early works, The Gate of Hell , The Burghers of Calais , portrait sculptures, the late works and the artist s death, Rodin s appearance and character, his urge to create, interpretation of nature and use of models The range of influences were great, and included the Classical era it is surprising that Rodin never visited Greece , Michelangelo, Rubens and Rembrandt, but also Egyptian, Aztec, Far Eastern, Japanese and French 18th century art While working out of doors he realised, like the Impressionist painters, how climate and the changes of light affected his work.With a single exception The Kiss , 1886, from the Tate Gallery , all the works are from the Rodin Museum in Paris The sculptures range chronologically from Rodin s Father , 1860, his first known work, and The Blessed Father Eymard , 1863, a bronze bust of the monk who convinced Rodin that his vocation lay in art rather than religious observance and devotion, to a portrait bust of tienne Cl mentel , 1916, his last completed work.Schneider Lengyel s photographs reinforce the solidity of the sculptures and are perhaps impressive than their colour equivalents Some of the works are photographed from different angles.All the expected masterpieces are included, notably The Gate of Hell , 1880 1917, left uncompleted at his death, The Thinker , 1880 1900, Ugolino , 1882, Dana d , 1885, The Burghers of Calais , 1884 86, Balzac and Victor Hugo , both 1897 However, it is in his portrait busts that the sculptor shows his genius by revealing the psychological complexity of his sitters, who include Eug ne Guilaume , 1903, Marcelin Berthelot , Bernard Shaw and Mme de Goloubeff , all 1906, Duchess de Choiseul , 1908, Gustav Mahler , 1909, and Puvis de Chavannes , 1910.Unless up to date information is required, the text and reproductions provide an excellent introduction to the sculptor and, hopefully, will inspire some readers to visit the Rodin Museum itself. I reccommend it If you like Rodin, this book is for you It s better then I hoped All information you can find here, very big pictures, published very nice.. Excellent product, very happy with this vendor I would use again Thank you. Enjoyed it Bought as a present, but the person who received it v well pleased indeed Rodin Passionate, Demanding, Sensual And His Whole Personality Went Into His Sculpture He Created A New Sculptural Language, Realistic And Physical, Highly Charged With Emotion, Conveying Sexuality Directly Than Ever Before Over Illustrations, Including Drawings, Contemporary Photographs Of Rodin, His Studio And Models, And Fascinating Documents Reveal Rodin S Life And Working Practice

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