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Title: OUT OF TIME
PHILIP GUSTON AND THE REFIGURATION OF POSTWAR AMERICAN ART
By: Robert Slifkin
Format: Hardback

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ISBN 10: 0520275292
ISBN 13: 9780520275294
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Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Pub. date: 31 August, 2013
Series: The Phillips Book Prize Series 5
Pages: 264
Description: Focusing on the thirty-three paintings Philip Guston exhibited at the Marborough Gallery in 1970, this title reconsiders the history of postwar American art and the conception of figuration in modern art history.
Synopsis: Focusing on the thirty-three paintings that Philip Guston exhibited at the Marlborough Gallery in 1970, this in-depth account reconsiders the history of postwar American art and the conception of figuration in modern art history. Through a myriad of cultural touchstones, including evidence from literary and musical vogues of the period, Robert Slifkin examines the role of history as both artistic medium and creative catalyst to Guston's practice as a painter. Slifkin employs a wealth of visual examples, archival materials, and original scholarship to situate Guston's paintings within broader artistic debates of the time, using the cultural movement of "the sixties" as its orienting foreground. This historical framework provides an interface between the notions of time in art and time in the material world. Lively and edifying, Slifkin's comprehensive text productively complicates the prescribed traditions of postwar art history and, in turn, shifts our perception of Guston and his place in the domain of modern art.
Illustrations: 24 color illustrations, 79 b/w photographs
Publication: US
Imprint: University of California Press
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