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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers; 1ST edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1858940710
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858940717
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,314,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is interesting mainly as an illustration of the Cantor's systematic--and rather questionable-- promotion of posthumous bronzes "by" Rodin. The sculptor had a great deal of trouble designing the monument to Victor Hugo and it was never completed during his lifetime. Certainly the monument as reconstructed here is a rather clumsy and odd looking thing, not at all the lost masterpiece implied by the text. To make matters more complicated, Rodin intended the monument to be made of marble, not bronze. Thus this book inadvertently skates on the very thin ice of producing artworks posthumously, a practice that has clouded Rodin's legacy. The Cantor has not been particularly forthcoming about this issue and a careful reading of the text reveals this shortcoming.

That all said, the book is recommended reading for the Rodin enthusiast because it tells us about a little-known and not very attractive work that we otherwise would have passed us by. The general reader would probably do better to study the Burghers of Calais, or one of the better surveys of Rodin's career.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Auguste Rodin on June 8, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This volume of spectacular sculpture rocks. I have never laid my hands on enything quite like it. The pieces are well-written and the photography is excellent. Kudos.
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