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Philip Guston Retrospective
Michael Auping
0500093083
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The late work by American painter Guston (1913-1980) remains unmistakable-his rough, exaggerated reductions of people to piles of shoes, single-eyed heads or looming forearms retain their thickly colored genius as presented in this catalogue, linked to a traveling exhibition that arrives at New York's Metropolitan Museum this fall. Auping (Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments) presents 197 illustrations (158 in color) from the early breakthroughs Drawing for Conspirators (a 1930 reflection on lynching), Bombardment (a 1937-1938 response to the Spanish Civil War) and the magisterial WWII-era If This Be Not I to the final works that simultaneously record profound restiveness, humor and ambition with the barest minimum of figuration and cartoonish technique. Essays by scholar Dore Ashton, poet Bill...


Philip Guston
Robert Storr
1558592504
September 1986
Paperback
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Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston
Ross Feld
1582432848
August 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The appearance of the critic, novelist and poet Feld's engaging memoir of his late friend the painter Philip Guston (1913-1980) records a double loss, for Feld died in 2001, shortly after its completion. And although the book functions as a moving memorial to a deep and supportive friendship, Feld the critic forgoes the tired parade of anecdotes common to the personal memoir to keep a keen focus on Guston's work, especially the paintings of his last years. Scott Fitzgerald's "there are no second acts in American lives" has been disproved over and over again; Guston added a third act that was unlike anything in the history of art, American or otherwise. Beginning as a muralist in the great Mexican social realist tradition, Guston went on, as many before him, to become an abstract expressionist, but one of uncommon...


Philip Guston: Retrospective
Michael Auping (Editor)
0500284229
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The late work by American painter Guston (1913-1980) remains unmistakable-his rough, exaggerated reductions of people to piles of shoes, single-eyed heads or looming forearms retain their thickly colored genius as presented in this catalogue, linked to a traveling exhibition that arrives at New York's Metropolitan Museum this fall. Auping (Abstract Expressionism: The Critical Developments) presents 197 illustrations (158 in color) from the early breakthroughs Drawing for Conspirators (a 1930 reflection on lynching), Bombardment (a 1937-1938 response to the Spanish Civil War) and the magisterial WWII-era If This Be Not I to the final works that simultaneously record profound restiveness, humor and ambition with the barest minimum of figuration and cartoonish technique. Essays by scholar Dore Ashton, poet Bill...


Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Debra Bricker Balken
0226036227
May 2003
Paperback
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Night Studio: A memoir of Philip Guston
Musa Mayer
030680767X
April 1997
Paperback
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Nice to See You
Anne Waldman
0918273137
Mar 1991
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Though the wealth of information Waldman gleans from fellow poets, friends and family of the late Ted Berrigan is presented imaginativelyreminiscences, poems, journal entries, letters, cartoons, drawings and photographs are interspersed with Berrigan's poems and correspondencethis pastiche suffers from overkill and a distracting repetitiveness. Berrigan, who played a pivotal role in New York's Lower East Side poetry community in the '60s and '70s, lived wildly and excessively, censoring very little of his behavior or his art. As he writes in his "Last Poem": "Friends appeared & disappeared, or wigged out, /Or stayed; inspiring strangers sadly died; everyone / I ever knew aged tremendously, except me." He kept such company as Ron Padgett, Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Koch, Anselm Hollo and Donna Dennis, and with warmth...


Philip Guston's Poor Richard
Debra Bricker Balken
0226036219
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
In 1971, as the race for the presidency heated up, the artist Philip Guston (1913-1980) created a series of caricatures of Richard Nixon titled Philip Guston's Poor Richard. Produced two years before Watergate and three years before Nixon's resignation, these provocative, searing condemnations of a corrupt head of state are remarkable, prescient political satire. The drawings mock Nixon's physical attributes--his nose is rendered as an enlarged phallus throughout-as well as his notoriously dubious, shifty character. Debra Bricker Balken's book is the first book--length publication of these drawings.

A visual narrative of Nixon's life, the drawings trace Nixon from his childhood, through his ascent to power, to his years in the White House. They incorporate Henry Kissinger (a pair of glasses), Spiro Agnew (a...


The New York Schools of Music and Visual Arts
Steven Johnson (Editor)
0415936942
November 2001
Paperback
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Review
"A welcome addition to the scattered and contradictory information previously published about the New York School, this volume allows the reader to hear directly from many of the musicians and artists who came together in New York during the first half of the 20th century . . . Highly recommended."
–R.L. Wick, University of Colorado at Denver, Choice, September 2002



Book Description
Musicians and artists have always shared mutual interests and exchanged theories of art and creativity. This exchange climaxed just after World War II, when a group of New York-based musicians, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and David Tudor, formed friendships with a group of painters. The latter group, now known collectively as either the New York School or the...


A Celebration for Stanley Kunitz: On His 80th Birthday
Stanley Kunitz
093529659X
December 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
... a Festschrift dedicated to the poet-teacher by a tribe of friends, students, and fellow poets including Louise Glck, Marie Howe, Kenneth Koch, Cleopatra Mathis, Stanley Moss, Robert Motherwell, Joyce Carol Oates, Mary Oliver, and Richard Wilbur.

From the Publisher
5 1/4 x 8 1/2 trim. 9 illus. LC 86-60942


Shop Talk: A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work
Philip Roth
0375714138
October 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Roth continues to be feverishly productive after American Pastoral vaulted him back onto the novelists' A-list in the late '90s, and last year's The Human Stain kept hiim there. This book is a grab bag of conversations and exchanges of letters with other writers, and essays, which originally appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Among his correspondents are Primo Levi and novelists Aharon Appelfeld, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Edna O'Brien and Milan Kundera. In none of these conversations does the reader get a clear picture of both parties, since Roth's overlong questions and self-referential statements rarely turn the spotlight away from himself, and most of the chatter is about writers' status and career, rather than artistry or real "shop talk." ...


Shop Talk: A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work
Philip Roth
0618153144
September 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Roth continues to be feverishly productive after American Pastoral vaulted him back onto the novelists' A-list in the late '90s, and last year's The Human Stain kept hiim there. This book is a grab bag of conversations and exchanges of letters with other writers, and essays, which originally appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Among his correspondents are Primo Levi and novelists Aharon Appelfeld, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Edna O'Brien and Milan Kundera. In none of these conversations does the reader get a clear picture of both parties, since Roth's overlong questions and self-referential statements rarely turn the spotlight away from himself, and most of the chatter is about writers' status and career, rather than artistry or real "shop talk." ...

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