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Guston, Philip 1913-1980

Works: 412 works in 809 publications in 5 languages and 14,695 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Catalogues raisonnés  Documentary films  Diaries  Manuscripts  Illustrated works  Interviews 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Thesis advisor, Artist, Honoree, Other, Engraver, Lithographer, Dedicatee
Classifications: ND237.G8, 759.13
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Most widely held works about Philip Guston
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Most widely held works by Philip Guston
Philip Guston by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drawings of Philip Guston by Magdalena Dabrowski( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book ... [shows] how the artist worked out his developing ideas primarily through drawing. Included are examples of work from his early years, such as the preparatory drawings he made as a muralist for the WPA in the 1930s, in addition to the increasingly abstract work of the 1940s and 1950s, and the sequence of pictorial experiments that led to his reintroduction of the figure in the late 1960s. Also reproduced, in color, are a number of painterly gouaches and a series of acrylics"--Back cover
Guston in time : remembering Philip Guston by Ross Feld( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years following his controversial 1970 exhibition at the Marlborough Galleries, Philip Guston was generally viewed as yesterday's scandal, a maverick who had abandoned abstract expressionism and, with it, the adulation of the art world. Few paid serious attention to the disturbing, profound work he was producing in his Woodstock studio. So when Ross Feld, a young novelist and critic, wrote a penetrating review of Guston's latest show, the artist sent him a letter of appreciation: "I if we knew each other and had had many discussions about painting and literature. In a word - I felt great recognition."" "Thus began a remarkable friendship, Feld, a frequent visitor to Guston's studio where the two men would talk late into the night, became Guston's intellectual sparring partner and sounding board - "I'll shout it right out," Guston wrote to Feld, "you inspire me to paint again!" - as well as the artist's most eloquent critic and champion. Guston in Time in Feld's final tribute, and it is at once a testament to a friendship, a provocative and richly nuanced study of one of the twentieth century's most important artists, and a portrait of a remarkable character." "Feld illuminates Guston's key relationships, with wife Musa and composer Morton Feldman, and brings the man himself to life in all his exasperating complexity: "Omnivorous, narcissistic, brilliant, sometimes verbally fluent to the point of glibness and flattery, horridly lonely, someone for whom nothing was enough and too much at the same swamping moment." Feld's evocation of Guston's late, figurative works is equally memorable and acute."--BOOK JACKET
Philip Guston's Poor Richard by Philip Guston( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1971, the artist Philip Guston (1913-1980) created this series of caricatures of Richard Nixon, now available for the first time in book form. Produced two years before Watergate and three years before Nixon's resignation, these provocative, searing condemnations of a corrupt head of state are both a remarkable, prescient political satire and an aesthetic landmark - one of few instances of an artist in the late twentieth century engaging caricature in his work. -- from back cover
Philip Guston's late work : a memoir by William Corbett( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Corbett's memoir of Philip Guston focuses on their friendship over the last eight years of Guston's life and on the paintings and drawings Guston made during those years. Guston's figurative work, crude and bold images beautifully painted, turned the art world on its ear when they were first shown in 1970. Corbett explores themes of change, growth, doubt, freedom and risk as Guston's work and life exemplified them. This is not a book of art criticism; art jargon is avoided. It is a book that looks hard at Guston's late paintings and celebrates their humor, violence, mystery, and sustaining force
Telling stories : Philip Guston's later works by David Kaufmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have never seen a book that deals so extensively and usefully with the aesthetic and critical climate surrounding Guston, the allegorical interpretation of his work, or the role of his Jewishness in his art and thinking. Telling Stories is an original and stimulating contribution. Clark Coolidge
Philip Guston's poem-pictures by Debra Bricker Balken( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston, 1975-1980 : private and public battles by Kim Sichel( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston : the studio by Craig Burnett( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philip Guston's The Studio (1969) depicts a member of the Ku Klux Klan painting a self-portrait. Darkly comic, crude and complex, The Studio is a key work in Guston's shift from abstract expressionism to his late figurative style. In this generously illustrated book, Craig Burnett examines Guston's engagement with the history and limitations of painting during the last decade of his life. Burnett reflects that The Studio signals not only a broader historical moving away from the medium-centric claims of modernist abstraction but also a personal shift to subject matter that was discursive, playful and carnivalesque. He argues that The Studio's existential 'play of self' and 'Kierkegaardian despair' is counter-balanced by the lure of compositional coherence to be found within paintings by artists such as Piero della Francesca, among others. Finally Burnett focuses on 'a passage of supreme poetry', the column of smoke central to The Studio, its importanceas a compositional device and its presence as a ghost of abstraction"--Book jacket
Philip Guston: recent paintings and drawings by N.Y.) Jewish Museum (New York( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston : a life lived by Michael Blackwood( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of interviews with Philip Guston conducted throughout the seventies and 1980. Guston discusses his career as a painter and the influences from his personal life, politics, and the art community on his work and his place in the 'New York School'. "Filmed in San Francisco and at Guston's Woodstock studio, this documentary shows the artist speaking candidly about his philosophy of painting and the psychological motivations for his work."--San Francisco MOMA Website
Baffling means : writings/drawings by Clark Coolidge( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enigma variations by Bill Berkson( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Philip Guston by Morton Feldman( )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2015 and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melencolia by Clark Coolidge( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston : Peintures, 1947-1979 by Philip Guston( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston - Arbeiten auf Papier [anläßlich der Ausstellung "Philip Guston. Werke auf Papier", Kunstmuseum Bonn, 1. März - 20. Mai 2007, Louisiana Museum Humlebaek, 31. Mai - 26. August 2007, Albertina, Wien, 7. September - 25. November 2007 ...] by Philip Guston( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Den amerikanske kunstner Philip Gustons (1913-1980) værker på papir
Ing by Clark Coolidge( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Guston & the poets( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published to accompany the exhibition ?Philip Guston and The Poets? at Gallerie dell?Accademia (May ? September 2017), this monograph exposes the artist?s oeuvre to critical literary interpretation. The exhibition draws parallels between humanist themes reflected in both Guston?s paintings and drawings as well as in the language and prose discerned in five of the twentieth century?s most prominent literary figures: D. H. Lawrence, W. B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, Eugenio Montale and T. S. Eliot. The enormous influence that Italy itself had upon Guston and his work is also examined.0Spanning a 50-year period, ?Philip Guston and The Poets?, edited by curator Prof. Dr. Kosme de Barañano, features approximately 40 major paintings and 40 prominent drawings dating from 1930 through to 1980, the last of which were created in the final years of Guston?s life. 00Exhibition: Gallerie dell?Accademia, Venice, Italy (10.05.-03.09.2017)
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Guston in time : remembering Philip Guston
Alternative Names
Filipp Quston

Goldstein, Philippe

Goldstein, Philippe 1913-1980

Goldstein, Phillip

Goldstein, Phillip 1913-1980

Philip Guston

Philip Guston americký malíř

Philip Guston Amerikaans kunstschilder

Philip Guston artista estadounidense

Philip Guston artista estatunidenc

Philip Guston peintre américain

Philip Guston pittore statunitense

Philip Guston US-amerikanischer Maler

Густон, Филипп

פיליפ גסטון אמן אמריקאי

فيليب جوستون فنان أمريكي



Philip Guston's Poor RichardPhilip Guston's late work : a memoirTelling stories : Philip Guston's later worksPhilip Guston, 1975-1980 : private and public battlesPhilip GustonPhilip Guston retrospectiveNight studio : a memoir of Philip Guston