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Rodin

Author: Bernard Champigneulle; John Brownjohn
Publisher: New York : Henry N. Abrams, Inc., [1967] ©1967
Series: World of art library., Artists.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Auguste Rodin -- the greatest sculptor of the nineteenth century -- was also probably the greatest since Michelangelo, whose genius was a lifelong inspiration to him. Though the astonishing lifelike quality of his sculpture (first apparent in Bronze Age, 1877) was in total defiance of current academic conventions, Rodin did not have to face the prolonged and bitter hostility meted out to the Impressionist painters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Champigneulle, Bernard, 1896-
Rodin.
New York, Henry N. Abrams, Inc. [©1967]
(OCoLC)659383505
Named Person: Auguste Rodin; Auguste Rodin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Champigneulle; John Brownjohn
Language Note: Text in English. Translated from the French.
OCLC Number: 276612
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 287 pages : 132 illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The silent schoolboy --
Hard times --
Art and craftsmanship --
The Burghers of Calais --
'I produce slowly' --
The Divine Comedy --
Songs of love --
La Comédie humaine --
The Villa des Brilliants --
The cathedrals --
Poor little flower of the field --
The Hotel Biron --
The great shade --
Posthumous fame.
Series Title: World of art library., Artists.
Responsibility: Bernard Champigneulle ; [translated from the French by J. Maxwell Brownjohn].

Abstract:

"Auguste Rodin -- the greatest sculptor of the nineteenth century -- was also probably the greatest since Michelangelo, whose genius was a lifelong inspiration to him. Though the astonishing lifelike quality of his sculpture (first apparent in Bronze Age, 1877) was in total defiance of current academic conventions, Rodin did not have to face the prolonged and bitter hostility meted out to the Impressionist painters who were his contemporaries, and in later life he became a famous and widely respected figure... In this important new monograph, Bernard Champigneulle analyses Rodin's great significance as an innovator in sculpture. For Rodin created an entirely new form -- the detail considered as a finished work -- and in doing so exercised a lasting influence on his successors, who were affected equally profoundly by his emotional expressiveness, his power of characterization and the subtlety of his modelling. M. Champigneulle combines a searching reappraisal of Rodin's achievement with a revealing account of his personality and of his troubled personal life"--
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