WorldCat Identities

Hess, Thomas B.

Overview
Works: 175 works in 566 publications in 2 languages and 12,678 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, zxx, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, Collector
Classifications: ND237.D334, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Thomas B Hess
Willem de Kooning by Willem De Kooning( Book )

37 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning by Thomas B Hess( Book )

15 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 1,237 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."
Barnett Newman by Thomas B Hess( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 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 )

25 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willem de Kooning drawings by Willem De Kooning( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 599 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 )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Erotic art-- its subject Woman-- has always been made by and for men. In this volume, a dozen distinguished art historians reassess female imagery-- seen through the eyes of male artists-- and its range from sensual bliss through domesticity to threat and even terror."--Dust jacket
Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed them informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
Aaron Siskind, photographer by Aaron Siskind( Book )

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

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

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places : Aaron Siskind photographs by Aaron Siskind( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnett Newman by Thomas B Hess( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painterly painting by John Ashbery( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative art by Thomas B Hess( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Light : from Aten to Laser by John Ashbery( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Avant-Garde by Thomas B Hess( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirteen essays exploring movements from the 1830s to the 1960s and the premise that "art changes only through strong convictions, convictions strong enough to change society at the same time."--Bartlebysbooks.com
The Grand eccentrics : five centuries of artists outside the main currents of art history by Thomas B Hess( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English 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

Hess, Thomas Baer, 1920-1978

Thomas B. Hess

Languages
English (226)

Dutch (4)