1933 RODIN SCULPTURES CATALOG w/PHOTOS BY SOUGEZ - RARE For Sale
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1933 RODIN SCULPTURES CATALOG w/PHOTOS BY SOUGEZ - RARE
DESCRIPTION:Offered to you from a private collection is this vintage catalog album with sculptures of Auguste Rodin. Photos were taken by the famous photographer Emmanuel Sougez in 1933. This series of photos is known as the masterwork of Sougez. Album contains 42 original prints of Rodin sculptures. Some of the pictured artworks disappeared during WWII and these photos are the only visual proof they ever existed. For condition see photos. Size: 15”x 11”. Rare and highly collectable item.
Sougez, Emmanuel (1889-1972), French photographer, born in Bordeaux. In 1911 he abandoned art training to travel in Europe. After the First World War he started as a freelance photographer in Paris, eventually becoming a leading exponent of post- pictorialist photographie pure, a movement similar to Neue Sachlichkeit. In 1926 he founded the photographic department of L'Illustration, and encouraged the formerly staid paper to use colour photography. In 1933 his photographs of Rodin sculptures earned considerable acclaim. But he also excelled at rigorously composed, large-format still lifes, Paris street scenes, and nudes that combined voluptuousness with classical elegance. He illustrated numerous publications on art and artifacts from around the world, and after the Second World War wrote extensively on photographic history and theory. Many of his negatives were bequeathed to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Please see pictures for condition. Cover has scuffs and tears but inside pages seem fine. Brown on the bottom right of some of the pictures is not a stain but rather shadow.
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