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The Hands of Genius

Hélène Pinet, Caroline Palmer

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An pocket-sized illustrated biography of Rodin – the supreme sculptor of the Romantic Age


Rodin – passionate, demanding, sensual: and his whole personality went into his sculpture. He created a new sculptural language, realistic and physical, highly charged with emotion, conveying sexuality more directly than ever before.

Over 200 illustrations, including drawings, contemporary photographs of Rodin, his studio and models, and fascinating documents reveal Rodin's life and working practice.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 17.7 x 12.0 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 21 September 1992

ISBN: 9780500300190

About the Author

A graduate of the École du Louvre, Hélène Pinet is currently Head of the Research, Archives, Library and Documentation Department and Scientific Head of the Rodin Museum's collections of photographs.

Caroline Palmer is a well respected translator.

List of Contributors

Caroline Palmer