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100 1  Ayral-Clause, Odile.|0
245 10 Camille Claudel :|ba life /|cOdile Ayral-Clause. 
264  1 New York :|bHarry N. Abrams,|c2002. 
300    279 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 00 |gChapter 1.|tAn Early Passion|g10 --|gChapter 2.|tParis 
       in the Eighties|g19 --|gChapter 3.|tA Constant Challenge 
       to Common Sense|g30 --|gChapter 4.|tA New Studio Partner
       |g38 --|gChapter 5.|tSculpting with Rodin|g48 --|gChapter 
       6.|tA Difficult Love|g57 --|gChapter 7.|tJessie's Last 
       Days in Paris|g73 --|gChapter 8.|tSakuntala|g84 --
       |gChapter 9.|tWaltz|g97 --|gChapter 10.|tBreak-Up|g109 --
       |gChapter 11.|tA Woman of Genius|g118 --|gChapter 12.
       |tJacob and the Angel|g130 --|gChapter 13.|tPath of Life
       |g141 --|gChapter 14.|tQual Bourbon|g152 --|gChapter 15.
       |t1905|g167 --|gChapter 16.|tWounded Niobid|g175 --
       |gChapter 17.|tVille-Evrard|g187 --|gChapter 18.|tA Room 
       for Camille's Sculpture|g198 --|gChapter 19.
       |tMontdevergues|g205 --|gChapter 20.|tSurviving|g217 --
       |gChapter 21.|tRenewed Friendship|g228 --|gChapter 22.
       |tLast Years|g237 --|gChapter 23.|tCamille's Bones|g248. 
520    Camille Claudel was a gifted nineteenth-century French 
       sculptor who worked with Auguste Rodin, became his lover, 
       and then left him to gain recognition for herself in the 
       art world. With a strong sense of independence and a firm 
       belief in her own considerable talent, Claudel created 
       some extraordinary works of art and challenged the social 
       and artistic limitations imposed upon the women of her 
       time. Eventually, however, she crumbled beneath the 
       combined weight of social reproof, deprivation, and art-
       world prejudices. Her family, distraught by her 
       unconventional behavior as well as her delusions and 
       paranoia, had her committed to a mental asylum, where she 
       died thirty years later. Camille Claudel's life has been 
       romanticized in print and on film, but this is the first 
       fully researched biography to present a rounded picture of
       the life and work of this remarkable woman. The author, 
       Odile Ayral-Clause, has obtained access to the letters of 
       friends and family and to recently released medical 
       documents that dispel some of the myths that have been 
       woven around Claudel's life. She presents Claudel as a 
       major sculptor of the period, establishing her position in
       the context of the late-nineteenth-century Paris art world,
       in which she struggled to overcome the obstacles that 
       faced all women artists of the time. The last chapters 
       describe in heartbreaking detail Claudel's isolation from 
       friends, family, and work during the last third of her 
       life and answer many questions that have been posed over 
       the years about the circumstances of her confinement. 
       Illustrated with reproductions of Claudel's known works 
       and with little-known family photographs, many seen here 
       for the first time, this beautifully written book brings 
       to life a brilliant artist, who began her life full of 
       energy and hope that gradually eroded in the face of 
       mental and emotional anguish. 
600 10 Claudel, Camille,|d1864-1943.|0
650  0 Women sculptors|0
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990    Uploaded July 2002 
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