Rodin in His Time

Rodin in His Time

The Cantor Gifts to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Book - 2000
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New edition of a beautifully illustrated catalogue that presents in its entirety a major American collection of sculpture and provides a rich context for Rodin's own work that pointed the way to sheer abstraction in the 20th century. Although it also presents sculpture by Rodin's most important 19th-century forerunners as well as work by the contemporaries he admired, those with whom he competed, those he influenced, and those who moved from his orbit to develop their own styles, the centerpiece of the volume comprises 42 works by Rodin himself. Contains extensive accompanying text by Levkoff, Curator of European Sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Includes 154 illustrations, 41 of which are in color. Oversize: 8.75x12. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The sculpture of Auguste Rodin has become such an important part of our visual culture that it seems to have been with us always. The universal appeal of Rodin's work springs from its emotional expressiveness, its astonishingly lifelike vitality, and its passionate mirroring of the human condition.

With his impressionistic technique, supported by a complete mastery of anatomical structure, Rodin overthrew the reigning academic precepts of finish and symmetry. By developing subjects beyond traditional allegories, he pointed the way to sheer abstraction in the twentieth century.

This handsomely illustrated catalogue publishes for the first time in its entirety a major American collection of sculpture, the Cantor gifts to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and provides a rich context for Rodin's own work. It presents sculpture by Rodin's most important nineteenth-century forerunners--Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, François Rude, and others--as well as work by the contemporaries he admired, those with whom he competed, those he influenced, and those who moved from his orbit to develop their own styles at the dawn of the twentieth century.

But the centerpiece of the book remains Rodin: forty-two works by the most influential sculptor of the modern period, all specially photographed and many shown in multiple views.


Publisher: New York : Rizzoli International Publications ; Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with Rizzoli International Publications, 2000.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780847823291
0847823296
9780847822997
0847822990
Characteristics: 231 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Levkoff, Mary L. 1953-

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