If you’re interested in learning more, the following reading list includes some recent books and exhibition catalogues on Rodin’s life and art, as well as catalogues of important collections of Rodin’s work in the United States. Please stop by our Rodin Reading Room in the Conforti Pavilion in the Clark Center to explore these titles.
On Rodin’s life and art:
Bondil, Nathalie and Sophie Biass-Fabiani, eds. Metamorphoses in Rodin’s Studio (Montreal: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2015).
Le Normand-Romain, Antoinette. Rodin (New York and London: Abbeville Press Publishers, 2014).
Le Normand-Romain, Antoinette and Christina Buley-Uribe. Auguste Rodin: Drawings & Watercolors. (New York: Thames & Hudson, 2007).
Nabi, Nabila Abdel, The Making of Rodin (London: Tate, 2021).
On Rodin in the United States:
Barryte, Bernard and Roberta K. Tarbell, eds. Rodin and America: Influence and Adaption, 1876-1936. (Milan: Silvana Editoriale in association with Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, 2011).
Chapman, Martin. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin at the Legion of Honor (San Francisco: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2017).
Elsen, Albert E., ed. Rodin Rediscovered (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1981).
Elsen, Albert E., with Rosalyn Frankel Jamison. Rodin's Art: The Rodin Collection of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, ed. Bernard Barryte. (New York: Oxford University Press in association with the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 2003).
Varnedoe, Kirk, Jacques Vilain, Antoinette Le Normand–Romain, et al. Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession (London: Merrell in association with the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, 2001).
Tancock, John L. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin: The Collection of the Rodin Museum, Philadelphia (Boston: David R. Godine in association with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976).
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