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Night Studio: A Memoir of Philip Guston

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Philip Guston (1913–1980) was driven, sustained, and consumed by art. His style ranged from the social realism of his WPA murals through his abstract expressionist canvasses of the 1950s and 1960s (when he counted Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, and Kline among his friends) to his cartoonlike paintings of Klansmen, disembodied heads, and tangled piles of everyday objects. Critics and public alike savaged Guston for his return to figurative art, but today his late work is recognized for the singular power of its darkly hilarious vision. Musa Mayer augments her firsthand knowledge with extensive interviews with his family, friends, students, and colleagues, as well as Guston's own letters, notes, and autobiographical writings, to re-create a turbulent era in American art. Night Studio, profusely illustrated (including almost a dozen paintings in full color), illuminates not only the life of a great artist, but the experience of growing up in his shadow.

Synopsis:

Including extensive interviews with artist Philip Guston's family, friends and colleagues, and his own writings, this memoir recreates a turbulent era in American art and explores the transition from savage criticism of his work, to recognition of its darkly hilarious vision.

Synopsis:

"Philip Guston (1913–1980) was driven, sustained, and consumed by art. His style ranged from the social realism of his WPA murals through his abstract expressionist canvasses of the 1950s and 1960s (wh"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-258).

About the Author

Musa Mayer is the author of Examining Myself: One Woman's Story of Breast Cancer Treatment and Recovery. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306807671
Author:
Mayer, Musa
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Painting
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Painters -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Guston, Philip
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
104-632
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Including extensive interviews with artist Philip Guston's family, friends and colleagues, and his own writings, this memoir recreates a turbulent era in American art and explores the transition from savage criticism of his work, to recognition of its darkly hilarious vision.
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"Philip Guston (1913–1980) was driven, sustained, and consumed by art. His style ranged from the social realism of his WPA murals through his abstract expressionist canvasses of the 1950s and 1960s (wh"
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