The great master of the human form

The sweetness of sin arose from the roots of pain

Auguste Rodin was the great master of the human form, in clay, bronze and marble. He hymned Woman, summoning all the passions, joys and vices of life. The poet Rilke wrote that "the sweetness of sin arose from the roots of pain" in Rodin`s figures. They captivate us still, their brilliance undimmed by the passage of time.
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art Series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions
The author:
Gilles Néret (1933–2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Œil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dalí: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.
Rodin. Sculptures and drawings (Basic Art Series)

Rodin. Sculptures and drawings


Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99

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Sculpture. From Antiquity to the Present Day (TASCHEN 25 Edition)
Sculpture. From Antiquity to the Present Day
Hardcover, 7.9 x 10.8 in., 1152 pages
New edition, only $ 39.99
Original edition $ 149.99

Figures of inspiration: a history of an art form in all its possible manifestations

“Text and illustrations form a remarkable whole, on a theme which has never been subjected to such a precise synthetic study.”
Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris
Moore (Basic Art Series)
Moore
Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99

Minimalist bodies, sensual forms