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RODIN: EROS AND CREATIVITY. Ed. by Rainer Crone and Siegfried Salzmann. Kunsthalle Bremen, 1991. English edition published 1992. Organized in association with Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf. Published by Prestel-Verlag, Munich. 236 pp. with 357 ills. (32 col.). 33 x 25 cm. LC 92-233153 ISBN 3791311859 In English.
An extensive reevaluation of the character and significance of the erotic in Rodin's oeuvre, this catalogue features full-page reproductions and numerous detail views of more than 40 sculptures by the French artist (1840-1917) and of some 30 drawings and watercolor sketches from the latter part of his career. Period photographs and illustrations of many related sculptures accompany eleven wide-ranging essays which discuss such topics as the role of the fragment in Rodin's work, the sources of his erotic themes, the public reception of his "scandalous" drawings, his revolutionary approach to the use of models, and his broad influence on 20th-century art. Paperbound reprint (ISBN 3-7913-1809-8) available Spring 2002 at $29.95. Abridged edition available; see Worldwide 123207.
Artist(s):Rodin, Auguste
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — 1800-1900 — Sculpture
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,13,15
Worldwide Number: 023491
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