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The greatest sculptor of the nineteenth century discusses his philosophy of life with a close friend in this fascinating and informative artistic testament. Auguste Rodin spoke candidly to his protégé, Paul Gsell, who recorded the master's thoughts not only about the technical secrets of his craft, but also about its aesthetic and philosophical underpinnings.
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Paperback, 119 pages
Published May 21st 2009 by Dover Publications (first published 1971)
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May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First class book!
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Jan 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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it was good but i didn't get a chance to read all the chapters. learnt how much hard work and burden it is to be a genius ...more
Bryan Worra
May 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Writers, artists
Even if one doesn't agree with all of Rodin's conclusions, or the arc and course of his personal life, His passion, the intensity of his perspective and feelings regarding his process cannot be denied.

Rodin on Art and Artists is filled with engaging ideas that are useful for artists in any field. It encourages an understanding of our craft and what we might all work towards, and the conversational tone of the text lifts it above the soporific language of most books on art, even those written re
Justin Rose
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Author Paul Gsell shares a number of interviews and time spent with sculptor Auguste Rodin. I enjoyed sharing in Gsell's progress of getting to know Rodin better, and eventually diving into the mind of this renowned artist. Anybody with an artistic inclination, even outside of sculpting, will find this book inspiring.
The translation seems to be applaudable as well.
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Read this book in two days. I was more confused as this was written by. Was it Rodin or by Paul Gsell? Yeah, I kind more or less understand him better as an artist, but I ask my self , what did I just read?
Anna Mosca
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I loathe gossip and assumptions, especially in the literature about the Arts, I love books where the subject speaks for himself. This comes from the Rodin-Gsell dialogues on art, through correspondence . A tiny- meaty book. Wonderful!
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A wonderful and inspiring book. One I will go back to again and again.
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Auguste Rodin (born François-Auguste-René Rodin) was a French artist, most famous as a sculptor. He was the preeminent French sculptor of his time, and remains one of the few sculptors widely recognized outside the visual arts community.

Although Rodin is generally considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past. He was schooled traditionally, took a craf

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