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Hesse, Eva 1936-1970

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Works: 287 works in 503 publications in 5 languages and 13,834 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Diaries  Interviews 
Roles: Illustrator, Editor, Translator, Artist
Classifications: N6537.H4, 709.2
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Eva Hesse by Lucy R Lippard ( Book )
32 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The work of sculptor Eva Hesse (1936-1970), one of the greatest American artists of the 1960s, continues to inspire and to endure in large part because of its deeply emotional and evocative qualities. Her latex and fiberglass sculptures in particular have a resonance that transcends the boundaries of minimalist art in which she had her roots. Hesse's breakthrough solo exhibition - Chain Polymers at the Fischbach Gallery in New York in 1968 - was a turning point in postwar American art. "Eva Hesse: Sculpture" focuses on the artist's large-scale sculptures in latex and fiberglass and provides a rare opportunity to look at Hesse's artistic achievement within the historical context of her life in never-before-seen family diaries and photographs. Essays consider Hesse's art from a variety of angles: Elisabeth Sussman discusses the sculptures shown in the 1968 solo exhibition; Fred Wasserman delves into the Hesse family's life in Nazi Germany and in the German Jewish community in New York in the 1940s; Yve-Alain Bois examines Hesse's works within the context of the art and aesthetic theories of the 1960s; and Mark Godfrey analyses the importance of Hesse's celebrated hanging sculptures of 1969-70. In addition to colour reproductions of the artist's sculpture, the book features a copiously illustrated chronology of the artist's life
Eva Hesse longing, belonging and displacement by Vanessa Corby ( )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In the ten years between 1960 and 1970, German-born American artist Eva Hesse produced one of the most compelling art practices of the twentieth century. Her death in 1970 has been a profound loss for contemporary art but the creative legacies of her practice continue to impact upon today's artists. In this book, Vanessa Corby presents a fascinating new analysis that starts from and circles back to two drawings made by Eva Hesse in 1960-61. Written from the position of a painter, the book develops a novel art historical method to consider the manner in which artistic protocols and processes negotiate and transform culturally mediated historical experience. Hesse's encounters with the work of Rico Lebrun, the growing cultural significance of The Diary of Anne Frank, and the capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann are each situated in relation to the artist's processes of picturing in order to supplement and shift current understanding of Hesse's art practice. Corby aims to show that the artist's work emerged in parallel with the recognition of the event now named 'the Holocaust' in American culture. Thus this groundbreaking text does not claim that Hesse's work is about the Holocaust. Instead, it positions her artistic practice and sense of identity as an artist as the product of a desire to belong, a longing precipitated by her initial displacement caused by forced emigration from Germany in 1939, and a longing re-invoked by the specific cultural and political contexts of 1950s and 1960s America
Eva Hesse : sculpture : catalogue raisonné by Bill Barrette ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Eva Hesse drawing by Eva Hesse ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was a highly experimental artist who continually challenged the conventions of her time. For Hesse, drawing played a unique role, providing the nexus between her works in all media. "Eva Hesse Drawing" is the first book to explore her drawing process, following her work from drawing to painting and sculpture, and always back to drawing. The book features important, recently rediscovered 'working drawings', providing an intimate look at Hesse's everyday practice and methodology. An accomplished draftswoman, Hesse began to develop her wandering, tentative line while studying at Yale University in the late 1950s. Her early 1960s works on paper engaged with visual vocabularies from geometry to biomorphic abstraction. In 1965, Hesse combined her tactile sensibility for materials with her stringlike line to achieve a breakthrough in her astonishing reliefs, bridging the space between two and three dimensions. Balancing the disembodiment of line with its intensified materialisation, Hesse went on to develop one of the most innovative oeuvres of the twentieth century, anticipating the hybridisation of media and crossing borderlines linking one impossible space to another
Encountering Eva Hesse ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Encountering Eva Hesse presents new writing on the work of Eva Hesse (1936-70) by international artists, curators, and art historians who examine the varied framings of exhibition, studio, and writing for their encounters with these still challenging works of art."--Jacket
Eva Hesse : studiowork by Briony Fer ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Throughout her career, Eva Hesse (1936-1970) produced a significant number of small, experimental works alongside her large-scale sculpture. These so-called "test-pieces" were made in a wide range of materials, including latex, wire-mesh, sculp-metal, wax, and cheesecloth. Rather than considering them simply technical explorations, the art historian Briony Fer renames these small objects studiowork and argues that they put in question conventional notions of what sculpture is." "The book contains a comprehensive catalogue of the studiowork, including many new works that have never before been seen in public. Although previously these small objects were considered peripheral to the major sculptures, this fascinating new study argues that they force us to ask fundamental questions, not just about what an artwork is, but about the work that art does in our culture."--BOOK JACKET
Eva Hesse, a retrospective of the drawings by Ellen H Johnson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse : spectres 1960 by E. Luanne McKinnon ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1960, Eva Hesse created an unusual group of oil paintings that foretell her desire to embody emotional states in abstract form. This book seeks to consider these 'spectre' paintings as manifestations of a private, haunted interiority in the context of the artist's burgeoning maturity
Eva Hesse, gouaches 1960-1961 by Eva Hesse ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beckett. Eliot. Pound. 3 Textanalysen by Eva Hesse ( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in German and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse : die dritte Kategorie by Petra Reichensperger ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse : drawing in space : Bilder und Reliefs by Eva Hesse ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Konstruktionen des Weiblichen : Eva Hesse: ein Künstlerinnenmythos des 20. Jahrhunderts by Annette Tietenberg ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patria mia : ein Bekenntnis by Ezra Pound ( Book )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contingent : small sculpture by Eva Hesse, 1966-1968 : recent works by Elspeth Pratt & Martha Townsend, 1992-1995 by Ingrid Jenkner ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse a retrospective ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elisabeth Sussman, exhibition curator, and Anne Wagner, art historian and professor, Berkeley, walk through the exhibition and discuss the life and work of Eva Hesse with a group of artists, art historians and SFMOMA staff
Eva Hesse: Studiowork : [The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 5 august -25 october 2009 ...] by Briony Fer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse : the reliefs 1965 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse 1965 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1964 the industrialist Friedrich Arnhard Scheidt invited Eva Hesse (1936-1970) and her husband, Tom Doyle, to a residency in Kettwig an der Ruhr, Germany. The following fifteen months marked a significant transformation in Hesse's practice. The artist's studio space was located in an abandoned textile factory that contained machine parts, tools, and materials that served as inspiration for her complex, linear mechanical drawings and paintings. In 1965 Hesse expanded on this theme and began using objects found in the factory and papier-mâché to produce a series of fourteen vibrantly colored reliefs that venture into three-dimensional space with such materials as wood, metal, and cord protruding from the picture plane. With dynamic new scholarship and previously unpublished illustrations, Eva Hesse 1965 highlights key drawings, paintings, and reliefs from this pivotal time and demonstrates how the artist was able to rethink her approach to color, materials, and dimensional space and begin moving toward sculpture, preparing herself for the momentous strides that she would take upon her return to New York." -- Publisher's description
 
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