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Library JournalThis beautiful and evocative book features color photographs of Rodin's sculptures in the Musée Rodin in Paris and the museum in Meudon, France, where Rodin lived. Not a photographer in the professional sense, Gough-Cooper is a Duchamp scholar and art historian, but the eye she brings to Rodin's art is fresh and direct. Much of Rodin's own work is fragmentary, and Gough-Cooper's use of light and choice of detail frequently make for beautiful photographs that open up the sculptures in fresh ways. Dyer's (But Beautiful) brief text is about himself, not Rodin, and adds little to the book. There are many books on Rodin, and while this one is visually beautiful and makes some contributions toward looking at his work, it is ultimately more about the photography. A secondary purchase.
—Jack Perry Brown