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Rodin : the shape of genius

Author: Ruth Butler
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The most famous artist in the world at the turn of the twentieth century. Quoting extensively from letters to and from Rodin, Butler captures his voice and those of his contemporaries throughout his long life (1840-1917).
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Auguste Rodin; Auguste Rodin; Auguste Rodin; Auguste Rodin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Butler
ISBN: 0300054009 9780300054002 0300064985 9780300064988
OCLC Number: 27145570
Description: xv, 591 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jacques Vilain --
Map of Paris --
pt. 1. 1860-79. 1. A Parisian family in 1860. 2. Maria's vow. 3. Brother Auguste. 4. Independent man. 5. A sculptor's assistant. 6. Brussels and a partnership. 7. Outside the partnership. 8. Michelangelo. 9. The vanquished one. 10. The Paris Salon. 11. The Republic needs monuments --
pt. 2. 1880-89. 12. Why was Rodin commissioned to make the doors? 13. Silence and creativity, 1880-81. 14. Genius in a man's face. 15. The women in Rodin's life. 16. The Burghers of Calais, 1884-89. 17. How the doors for the Musée des Arts Décoratifs became The gates of Hell. 18. In the company of a "woman of genius" --
pt. 3. 1889-98. 19. Monuments to genius: Bastien-Lepage, Claude Lorrain, and Victor Hugo. 20. More monuments to genius: Balzac, the inauguration of Claude Lorrain, and Baudelaire's tomb. 21. Ateliers and assistants. 22. The passion of Camille Claudel. 23. The Société des Gens de Lettres. 24. Learning to say: "It is finished" 25. Victory and defeat: the Hugo and Balzac monuments --
pt. 4. 1899-1917. 26. Becoming an entrepreneur. 27. Outsider's victory. 28. The home of the sculptor. 29. The favors of Edward's court. 30. Teaching Americans about sculpture. 31. Rodin's reputation in France. 32. Sexual imperatives. 33. A new "wife" and a home in the city. 34. Reckonings. 35. The gift.
Responsibility: Ruth Butler.

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This reinterpretation of Rodin's life and times draws on archives and letters to disentangle the facts of this artist's life from the many myths that have grown up around him. The book provides new  Read more...

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