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The Standing Rabbit

Rodin Sculptures Selected by Ludwig Goldscheider

Rodin Sculptures Selected by Ludwig Goldscheider

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Rodin Sculptures Selected by Ludwig Goldscheider is a 126-page hardcover published in 1966 by Phaidon Press.  The dust jacket is price clipped.  Inside, the cloth-bound hardcover is in good original condition.

Book Summary

Beside the French painters of the "Great Generation" from Manet to Cezanne stands a solitary sculptor, who ranks equally with them: August Rodin.

In his two studios, obe hidden in a monastery crypt in Paris and the other exposed to the sun and air on the Meudon hills, the master surrounded himself with Egyptian, Greek and Gothic sculptures. And this most modern of all modern sculptors drew in fact upon the traditions of all great epochs.  Some of his works have nothing to fear from comparison with the masterpieces of Greek art or with sculptures of Michelangelo.

The impressive shape of the Thinker, the pathetic group of the Burghers of Calais on their way to sacrifice, the Balzac Memorial with the head towering like a giant summit upon a mountainous body--these are his masterpieces. He created also some of the most impressive portraits of our century, such as the bus of Shaw, Victor Hugo, Gustav Mahler and Clemenceau, and marvelous portraits of women.

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