Brancusi is with Rodin, his opposite, the most important sculptor of the 20th century. Born in Romania he will meet Modigliani in Paris where he settles in 1904 and where he will also become a close friend of Marcel Duchamp. The core of his work is made of heads, women or muses, birds and animals, sensuous egg-shaped and slender artefacts: his art was a quest for the "deep meaning of things". France, which he first scandalized, honored him later on while Romania celebrated his genious by asking him to build the huge Tirgu-Jiu ensemble out of which stems the legendary "Endless Pillar". All of his life, Brancusi, lonely father figure, polished, refined, repeated, dispaced and constantly photographed sculptures and pedestals wich he will donate to the French State. Brancusi's studio was entirely rebuilt in front of the Beaubourg Contempory Art Museum in Paris and can be visit. Book jacket.