WorldCat Identities

Hess, Thomas B.

Overview
Works: 178 works in 473 publications in 2 languages and 12,524 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Contributor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Collector, Redactor
Classifications: ND237.D334, 759.13
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Willem de Kooning by Thomas B Hess( Book )

12 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A complete illustrated documentation of the career of one of today's most influential artists; included also is a bibliography and chronology of de Kooning's work."
Willem de Kooning by Willem De Kooning( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnett Newman by Thomas B Hess( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and color field painters
Art and sexual politics; women's liberation, women artists, and art history by Elizabeth C Baker( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning drawings by Willem De Kooning( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract painting; background and American phase by Thomas B Hess( Book )

8 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Foreword: Abstract art has always existed, but until this century it never knew of its existence. It has become philosophies and styles, and, as such terms imply, both reflects and is in itself a way of life. The environment that the modern world chooses to accept from behind the lens of a telescope or microscope or Leica or shutter on a Hollywood lot has been found to resemble the images of modern art. But the fact that these pictures are actual should neither impress not prejudice. Painting, although a social act, is of, not from the time-just as a tree is of a meadow, and though bent by the same wind, and growing in the same earth, sunlight, and water, still has its own roots and blossoms. Seasonally, the death of abstract art is joyfully announced in certain high places. Its body is sometimes reported to be lying against the end-wall of a blind alley (you can't go any further with a white rectangle); sometimes the corpse is recognized as a suicide in a bankruptcy proceeding (young artists haven't caught fire) or a victim of overeating (young artists have burnt themselves out); a few of the more imaginative members of the wake have decided to proclaim its nonexistence (back to Cezanne!). But seasonally, too, new abstract painters appear with unfamiliar forms, created with new ideas, deriving from living traditions. That such appearances recently have been made in America, and in fact that they constitute one of this country's major contributions to contemporary culture, is the subject of this book
Woman as sex object; studies in erotic art, 1730-1970 by Thomas B Hess( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Siskind, photographer by Aaron Siskind( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Kooning; recent paintings by Willem De Kooning( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A vibrant collective portrait of the legendary figures who powered the tumultuous post-war New York art scene ... De Antonio shows artists (and their critics and patrons) gossiping, drinking, and talking about life and art, and in the process illuminates the genesis of Abstract Expressionism. Footage of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's landmark exhibition New York Painting and Sculpture 1940-1970 supplement the film."--Container
Places : Aaron Siskind photographs by Aaron Siskind( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Avant-Garde by Thomas B Hess( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnett Newman by Thomas B Hess( Book )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painterly painting( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American art at mid-century : the subjects of the artist by E. A Carmean( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative art( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academy : five centuries of grandeur and misery, from the Carracci to Mao Tse-tung( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light : from Aten to Laser( Book )

7 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grand eccentrics : five centuries of artists outside the main currents of art history by Thomas B Hess( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleve Gray : paintings, 1966-1977 by Cleve Gray( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hess, Thomas B 1920-

Hess, Thomas B. Jr

Thomas B. Hess

Languages
English (203)

Dutch (2)