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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intimate correspondence between the artist and friend, March 28, 2008
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For Guston fans who want a little more insight on how his brain worked, this is a gem. It contains lots of letters between him and Ross Feld (the author), as well as anecdotes and stories about Guston and his wife and their life in Stockbridge. You quickly see that Guston was very much an emotional being, possibly manic-depressive, who drank and smoked and ate too much - but truly loved life. This is a quick read, but an invaluable part of a Guston library for the insights it provides on his up-and-down career and (sometimes) bewildering artwork. The negatives are that it's a bit pricey for such a little book, and it's a little short on commentary.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A recommended pick for Guston fans, November 13, 2003
This review is from: Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston (Hardcover)
Figurative painter Guston's life was vibrant; he was a muralist, then an abstract expressionist, and finally a figurative artists. Here friend and novelist Feld, Guston's friend, interprets his works and his friendship with Guston, adding many personal insights and embellishments from the friendship which will lead artists to a fuller appreciation of his life. A recommended pick for Guston fans who want an insightful biography/memoir.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, October 28, 2013
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Excellent book. My book group of artists loved it. The writing is quite poetic and meaningful and gives a moving account of this wonderful artist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Insights, October 10, 2007
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This review is from: Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston (Hardcover)
This book has some very fine insights into the painting life of Philip Guston. Worth the read.
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Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston
Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston by Ross Feld (Hardcover - July 17, 2003)
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