on 17 April 2012
This book was first published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Rodin' held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (23 September 2006 - 1 January 2007) and the Kunsthaus Zürich (9 February - 13 May 2007).
This is a very nice book, of the type of coffee table book, extensively illustrated and well laid out.
It mostly comprises of two parts, a series of essays, and catalogue entries with individual explanations for most items.
It is mainly a survey project, also with relations between Rodin and Britain as a strong theme.
Catherine Lampert, Introduction: Rodin's Nature, 15
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, 'The Greatest of Living Sculptors', 29
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, The Gates of Hell: The Crucible, 55
Catherine Lampert, The Burghers of Calais, and the Monument to Balzac: 'My Novel', 95
Antoinette Le Normand-Romain, 'When I consider the Honours that Have Been Bestowed upon Me in England', 119
Catherine Lampert, Rodin's Drawings and Late Works: 'What to Keep and What to Sacrifice', 155
Most readable and interesting.