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Hess, Thomas B.

Overview
Works: 165 works in 415 publications in 3 languages and 12,380 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Catalogs  Biography  History 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Collaborator, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other, Collector
Classifications: ND237.D334, 759.13
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Willem de Kooning by Willem De Kooning ( Book )
50 editions published between 1959 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 3,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the art of Willem de Kooning from the student in the Netherlands to the struggling artist in America
Barnett Newman by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
18 editions published between 1969 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,376 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 Thomas B Hess ( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract painting; background and American phase by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
7 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 )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aaron Siskind, photographer by Aaron Siskind ( Book )
4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Places : Aaron Siskind photographs by Aaron Siskind ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Painters painting by Emile De Antonio ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 418 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
Painterly painting ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Kooning; recent paintings by Willem De Kooning ( Book )
3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American art at mid-century : the subjects of the artist by E. A Carmean ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative art ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The academy : five centuries of grandeur and misery, from the Carracci to Mao Tse-tung by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
7 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Light : from Aten to Laser by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 1970 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Avant-Garde by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Grand eccentrics : five centuries of artists outside the main currents of art history by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 223 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 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Avant-garde art by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barnett Newman: [Includes the catalogue of an exhibition held at] the Tate Gallery, 28 June - 6th August 1972; [and, an introductory essay] by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Light in art by Thomas B Hess ( Book )
3 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hess, Thomas B, 1920-
Hess, Thomas B. Jr
Thomas B. Hess
Languages
English (188)
French (4)
Dutch (2)