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Philip Guston's Late Work: A Memoir

Corbett, William

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ISBN 10: 0944072437 / ISBN 13: 9780944072431
Published by Zoland Books, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994
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This is a sparkling BRAND NEW BOOK which is in MINT / PRISTINE condition, just as is its handsome DJ, which is now protected with new Mylar; price-clipped. /// The author, William Corbett, has INSCRIBED this book. Top notch in every way. Bookseller Inventory # 001079

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Title: Philip Guston's Late Work: A Memoir

Publisher: Zoland Books, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: By Author

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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.

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William Corbett is a poet who lives in Boston's South End and is Director of Student Writing Activities in MIT's Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. He writes frequently on art, directs the small press Pressed Wafer and is on the advisory board of Manhattan's CUE Art Foundation.

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