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Rodin (World of Art) Paperback – June 1, 1999


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  • Series: World of Art
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (June 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500200610
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500200612
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,298,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Especially interesting. . . . Rodin made his work the century's premier example of art as inspiration. -- American Artist

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Text: English, French (translation)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "debdw" on September 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book was definitely informative and complete. But what I found most compelling about it was the author's poetic tone. It was refreshing to be so enchanted by a biography; sometimes they can be awfully dry. The subject of Rodin and his work is, of course, irresistable. But, I really felt this book was a page turner because of the eloquent writing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robertomelbourne on February 20, 2001
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A beautifully prepared work. Well written, with stunning black and white pohotos of Rodin's major works. The writing is very elegant, yet simple and elegant. A must for any collector or any one interested in Rodin.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 31, 1998
Format: Paperback
Champigneulle's RODIN is a very informative, chronological account of Rodin's life as an artist, packed with an excellent selection of plates illustrating his work. The text is clearly presented, well-organized and very well supported by well-placed illustrations.
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w/ plenty of illustrations that outlines the life and genius behind some of Rodin's work. I wish, however, the author would of went into more detail on some aspects of his life...

He doesn't spend much time on his childhood and goes very briefly over his relationship w/ Claudel. Overall, though, he does a good job portraying the personality of Auguste Rodin.
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