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Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, and Conversations (Documents of Twentieth-Century Art)

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This is the premier collection of dialogues, talks, and writings by Philip Guston (1913and#150;1980), one of the most intellectually adventurous and poetically gifted of modern painters. Over the course of his life, Gustonand#8217;s wide reading in literature and philosophy deepened his commitment to his artand#151;from his early Abstract Expressionist paintings to his later gritty, intense figurative works. This collection, with many pieces appearing in print for the first time, lets us hear Gustonand#8217;s voiceand#151;as the artist delivers a lecture on Renaissance painting, instructs students in a classroom setting, and discusses such artists and writers as Piero della Francesca, de Chirico, Picasso, Kafka, Beckett, and Gogol.

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"This volume introduces the diverse voices that comprise Guston's linguistic tapestry. Guston never stopped talking for too long. There may have been periods of silence precipitated by existential moments of doubt, but such lapses seem anomalous when measured against the voluminous transcriptions gleaned and edited by Clark Coolidge. Coolidge has done an admirable job arranging and presenting the book's contents, entirely relevant to anyone curious about Guston, and by extension, American Art of the post-World War II period."and#151;Douglas Dreishpoon, chief curator at Knox-Albright Gallery

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Clark Coolidge has published many volumes of poetry and a collaboration with Philip Guston, Baffling Means: Writings/Drawings. Dore Ashton is Professor of Art History at the Cooper Union. Her many books include A Critical Study of Philip Guston, available from UC Press.

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stoutandy, June 4, 2011 (view all comments by stoutandy)
Finally there is a book released on painter Philip Guston and edited by poet Clark Coolidge, where the past will bring you to the present tense. The lectures and interviews are of occurrence without storytelling of friends of past. This book is for the painter who wants to discover or re-discover a truth back when telephones should be ignored. An honest compiled read worth every minute to own.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780520257160
Author:
Guston, Philip
Publisher:
University of California Press
Editor:
Coolidge, Clark
Author:
Ashton, Dore
Author:
Coolidge, Clark
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Guston, Philip - Written works
Subject:
American
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Documents of Twentieth-Century Art
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33 b/w scattered
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
10.25 x 7.25 in

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"This volume introduces the diverse voices that comprise Guston's linguistic tapestry. Guston never stopped talking for too long. There may have been periods of silence precipitated by existential moments of doubt, but such lapses seem anomalous when measured against the voluminous transcriptions gleaned and edited by Clark Coolidge. Coolidge has done an admirable job arranging and presenting the book's contents, entirely relevant to anyone curious about Guston, and by extension, American Art of the post-World War II period."and#151;Douglas Dreishpoon, chief curator at Knox-Albright Gallery
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