Raphael Masson, former curator at the Musee Rodin and head of archives and the library, is chief heritage curator at the Chateau de Versailles. Veronique Mattiussi is an archivist at the Rodin museum in Paris, responsible for manuscripts. Jacques Vilain was the director of the Musee Rodin and the author of numerous works on the museum's collections.
"Informed and informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking,
exceptionally well organized and presented, inherently fascination
and consistently compelling from beginning to end, "Rodin" is a
work of seminal and meticulous scholarship and unreservedly
recommended for personal, community, college, and university Art
History collections in general, and Auguste Rodin supplemental
studies reading lists in particular."
--Midwest Book Review
..".Rodin is a beautiful book, and it ranges far afield for
images of Rodin's great treasury of works. It also provides
tantalizing glimpses into how the artist saw himself and how he did
--Chicago Tribune "In the event you can't hop on an airplane and visit the Mus e Rodin in Paris, this definitive monograph is definitely the next best thing. Few people will argue with the claim that Auguste Rodin is one of the greatest sculptors who's ever lived. His expressive, wholly unique style, which blurs the line between modernist and abstract sculpture, birthed a shocking amount of celebrated works throughout his lifetime, including The Kiss, The Thinker, and The Gates of Hell. This richly illustrated monograph does a deep dive into Rodin's life and work, which during his lifetime, was often the subject of controversy."
--Interview Magazine "