PHILIP GUSTON RETROSPECTIVE - 2003

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Philip Guston Retrospective

published on the occasion of the exhibition of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Presumed First Edition. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2003.

Hardback is in VERY GOOD condition with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • ISBN: 0500093083
  • Volume is in very good overall condition with faint marginal toning to covers and interior.
  • Grey cloth covers feature blind-tooled publisher's logo on front, and show some toning along upper edge.
  • Spine features white text, and displays some sunning. (See photos)
  • Binding is secure.
  • Interior is well-preserved, with light toning along upper edge of pages.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • DJ exhibits light shelfwear, with a scuff to back near lower edge, and minor edgewear with toning along upper edge, which is slightly warped. (See photos)
  • DJ also shows edgewear with slight bumping and rubbing to corners and spine ends.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20180620

272  pages. 10 x 12.25 inches.

This remarkable volume gives a rare insight into the life and thought of a very special artist. Having started as an abstract artist, Philip Guston became weary of a talent which he thought of no avail at expressing what he felt so desperate to communicate, even though it had gained him such renown. A special person as much as he was a special artist, Guston had a deeply philosophical view of his works which comes out in his style and the reports of his friends and acquaintances. Gathering biographical information, essays studying in great detail the many influences which Guston received at the various stages of his career and evolution as an artist, including one of the painter's own essays, this volume is a gem to add to any art lover or collector's library.

Lavishly illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artist's works, as well as B&W and full-color photographs. Includes many essays among which one of the artist's own. With a checklist of the exhibition, a selected bibliography and a chronology. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth houses one of the most significant collections of his work.

Philip Guston (1913-1980) was an iconic American painter and printmaker. After working as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the depression, he went on to teach art intermittently at several universities while continuing to produce his own work. An early member of the New York School art movement, he led a transition from abstract expressionism to neo-expressionism in painting. His later art is often described as "cartoonish" for it's bold lines and whimsical representation, yet this work has become highly regarded, inspiring numerous artists and even art trends of the early 21st century. Also of note is writings about art.

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Condition: Used
Year: 2003
Original/Reproduction: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Region: North America
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Author: Various
Subject: Art & Photography
Topic: Painting
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