The first US artist to win the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1963, Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) blazed a new trail for art in the second half of the twentieth century. Bringing together a selection of key works from different periods, this book provides a long overdue opportunity to discover a remarkably consistent artistic trajectory which steadfastly refused to be straight-jacketed by rules and conventions. Each chapter of Rauschenberg's six-decade career will be represented by major works. Introduced by Leah Dickerman, this book collects fourteen essays focusing on key moments in Rauschenberg's oeuvre. With personal and touching contributions by those who knew him, this richly illustrated publication is an essential reference to one of the most compelling and unique voices in twentieth-century art, as well as a significant contribution to the field of international modernism.