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Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907

Works: 406 works in 557 publications in 3 languages and 8,826 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Sea stories  History  Exhibition catalogs  Adventure stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Correspondent, Artist, Honoree
Classifications: PR5486, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
The work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens by John Dryfhout( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Updated catalogue raisonne of one of the most important figures in American sculpture
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, master sculptor by Kathryn Greenthal( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kathryn Greenthal's Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master Sculptor is a critical study of one of the greatest artists this country has produced. The book recounts the sculptor's early days in New York as a cameo cutter's apprentice and his student years in France and Italy and identifies the sources of European influence from which he honed his native talent and earned his place in the international sculptural hierarchy. The author examines Saint-Gaudens's major achievements and reveals the associations, working methods, and fortunes of a man whose career flourished in the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the opening years of the twentieth. Saint-Gaudens established himself in New York in the 1880s, after periods of work and study in Paris and Rome. His return to America coincided with the great age of Beaux-Arts architecture, and the sculptor's inspired association with Henry Hobson Richardson, Charles McKim, and Stanford White led to the creation of the works for which he is best known. The copper figure of Diana that Saint-Gaudens made to embellish the original Madison Square Garden is the work most strongly identified with the sculptor today. Saint-Gaudens's monuments to American heroes, to Lincoln in Chicago, to Farragut and Sherman in New York, and to Robert Gould Shaw in Boston, demonstrate the Beaux-Arts concern with decoration, but also display a particularly American mythologizing quality. In a sense, these great men of history live in the public consciousness through the aspect of their characters Saint-Gaudens chose to portray. In another mode, Saint-Gaudens created large-scale works of great intimacy, most notably the Adams Memorial in Washington, D.C., whose solitary figure represents the emotion of grief. Throughout his career, while he was at work on monumental commissions, Saint-Gaudens also produced many relief portraits that show the delicacy of his draughtsmanship. Some of these are like sketches in bronze; others are fully developed portraits. In subject they range from a series of the sculptor's celebrated artist friends to distinguished personages and the children of wealthy patrons. Finally, late in his life, Saint-Gaudens was asked by Theodore Roosevelt to design coins. The figures of Liberty and the eagles that decorated these ten- and twenty-dollar gold pieces remain emblems of the federal identity, familiar and ideal. Copiously illustrated with photographs, those by Jerry L. Thompson taken especially for the book, Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master Sculptor presents in dazzling array accounts of works described by John K. Howat in the book's preface as "possessing such superb qualities of line, form, color, and surface that they capture equally our mind and our eye with the illusive impact of great beauty found only in the finest art objects."
Augustus Saint-Gaudens : American sculptor of the Gilded Age by Henry J Duffy( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The sculpture of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), called the "American Michelangelo," has often been compared to the magnificent works of the Renaissance. As an advocate of new ideas and a new approach to sculpture, Saint-Gaudens played a preeminent role in developing America's cultural life and revitalizing the art of sculpture in the modern age." "The son of immigrants, Saint-Gaudens studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in France and spent eight years in Europe, where he found a freer and bolder form of artistic expression. On his return to the United States in 1875, he used his European training to create a new American style incorporating simplicity of subject, realism of form, and strength of emotion. In addition to his monuments, his works also included interior decoration for some of the great houses of the Gilded Age, portrait reliefs, and medals and U.S. coinage."--BOOK JACKET
Augustus Saint-Gaudens in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art has some forty-five sculptures by Augustus Saint-Gaudens (18481907), the American Beaux-Arts sculptor who worked in New York, Paris, and Cornish, New Hampshire. The Museums collection fully represents the range of his oeuvrefrom early cameos to innovative painterly bas-reliefs to reductions after public monuments for East Coast cities. Through the lens of the Museum's unparalleled holdings as well as some related loans, this exhibition offers a reappraisal of Saint-Gaudens's groundbreaking role in the history of late nineteenth-century American sculpture and the Aesthetic Movement."--The Metropolitan Museum of Art web site
The Shaw Memorial : a celebration of an American masterpiece by Ludwig Lauerhass( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Shaw memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint-Gaudens masque of the golden bowl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This film is a lush dramatization of a day in the life of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, pre-eminent sculptor of the American Renaissance, as seen and recorded in his own words and in those of his contemporaries."
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( )
2 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, an American original ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film documentary about the life and work of the 19th-century American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Augustus Saint-Gaudens by C. Lewis Hind( )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1848-1907 : un maître de la sculpture américaine : Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, Musée national de la coopération franco-américaine, château de Blérancourt by Augustus Saint-Gaudens( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustus Saint-Gaudens se forme à l'Ecole des beaux-arts de Paris où il côtoie les plus grands artistes français de l'époque (Bastien Lepage, Antonin Mercié, Luc-Olivier Merson). Une présentation d'une centaine d'oeuvres (statues, reliefs, médailles...) caractéristiques de la qualité et de la diversité du travail de ce sculpteur
Nora, or, A doll's house a play = Et dukkehjem by Henrik Ibsen( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reminiscences of Augustus Saint-Gaudens by Augustus Saint-Gaudens( Book )
4 editions published between 1913 and 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Microfilm edition of the papers of Augustus Saint-Gaudens by Dartmouth College( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) - scultore americano dell'Età d'Oro ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Address of President Roosevelt at Corcoran Art Gallery, at St. Gaudens exhibition, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 15, 1908 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reminiscences by Augustus Saint-Gaudens( Book )
1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: the portrait reliefs, the National Portrait Gallery, the Smithsonian Institution by John Dryfhout( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Augustus Saint-Gaudens by Sidney Kaplan( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Gaudens, Augustus Saint-
Gaudens, Augustus Saint- 1848-1907
Guadens, Augustus Saint- 1848-1907
St. Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907
English (119)
French (6)
Italian (2)