The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin at the Legion of Honor por Martin Chapman

The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin at the Legion of Honor por Martin Chapman

Titulo del libro: The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin at the Legion of Honor

Autor: Martin Chapman

Número de páginas: 160 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: February 25, 2017

ISBN: 379135633X

Editor: Prestel

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Martin Chapman con The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin at the Legion of Honor

Auguste Rodin has been called the father of modern sculpture and on the centenary of his death this stunning book presents a fresh examination of his legacy. 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.