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Hesse, Eva 1936-1970

Works: 331 works in 791 publications in 5 languages and 17,326 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Catalogues raisonnés  Diaries  Documentary films  Records and correspondence  History  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Translator, Editor, Artist, zxx, Creator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: N6537.H4, 709.2
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Eva Hesse : longing, belonging and displacement by Vanessa Corby( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 983 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 by Elisabeth Sussman( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 767 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 : sculpture : catalogue raisonné by Bill Barrette( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
Eva Hesse drawing by Eva Hesse( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 670 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
Eva Hesse by Eva Hesse( Book )

23 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indlæg af: Elisabeth Sussman, Renate Petzinger, James Meyer, Briony Fer, Gioia Timpanelli, Julian Bryan-Wilson, Robin Clark, Scott Rothkopf, Michelle Barger og Jill Sterrett
Encountering Eva Hesse by Eva Hesse( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 573 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 )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 503 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."--Jacket
Converging lines : Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt by Lucy R Lippard( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Italian and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt formed a close friendship between the late 1950s and Hesse's death in 1970. Converging Lines celebrates this friendship and offers an illuminating look at their close-knit New York circle. Whereas previous scholarship has examined LeWitt's impact on Hesse, this is the first publication to demonstrate that the artists influenced each other's art and lives in reciprocal and profound ways. Richly documented, this book includes a personal recollection by Lucy R. Lippard, a distinguished American art writer and critic who was a close friend of both artists. Also included are reproductions of 39 postcards LeWitt wrote to Hesse during his international travels, along with a poignant five-page letter that he sent Hesse, attesting to his belief in her talent; a previously unpublished interview from 2001 with LeWitt about his relationship with Hesse; and an illustrated chronology drawing upon interviews, photographs, and primary documents from the time. Shedding new light on the careers and personal lives of Hesse and LeWitt, this publication explores the deep connections between two of the 20th century's most important artists.'--Publisher's website
Eva Hesse : catalogue raisonné by Eva Hesse( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
Eva Hesse by Lucy R Lippard( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Hesse : spectres 1960 by E. Luanne McKinnon( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 282 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, a retrospective of the drawings by Ellen H Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Hesse : one more than one by Eva Hesse( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was one of the foremost women artists of the twentieth century. Her artistic practice combined the seriality and reduction of 1960s Minimalism with emotion, sensuousness and physicality, while the transparency and transience of her unconventional materials also contributed greatly to her unique position in the art world of her day. From November 2013 onward, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting the first solo exhibition of Hesse's work in her native city. Hesse emigrated with her family via the Netherlands and England to the United States in 1938. They settled in New York City, where she later studied painting at the Cooper Union School of Art from 1954 to 1957, and then continued her studies in the master class of Josef Albers at the Yale School of Art and Architecture from 1957 to 1959. At the invitation of Friedrich Arnhard Scheidt, a German industrialist and art collector, and his wife Isabel, Hesse and her husband Tom Doyle spent a year in Kettwig an der Ruhr during 1964-1965. This period is regarded as a turning point in Hesse's artistic practice. Drawing inspiration from the materials she found in an abandoned textile factory in Kettwig, she made her first three-dimensional artworks, and when she returned to New York she devoted herself exclusively to sculpture, creating fragile works in unconventional materials such as polyester, fiberglass and latex. Hesse died of a brain tumor in 1970, aged just 34. The exhibition at the Hamburger Kunsthalle focuses on the latter part of the artist's career, a highly productive period in which she created a substantial number of sculptures and drawings
Eva Hesse, gouaches 1960-1961 by Eva Hesse( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.S. Eliot und Das wüste land : eine Analyse by Eva Hesse( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Achse Avantgarde-Faschismus : Reflexionen über Filippo Tommaso Marinetti und Ezra Pound by Eva Hesse( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dichtung und Prosa by Ezra Pound( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 1967 in German and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nō, vom Genius Japans by Ernest Fenollosa( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva Hesse : drawing in space : Bilder und Reliefs by Eva Hesse( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motz el son : Wort und Weise ; Didaktik der Dichtung by Ezra Pound( Book )

8 editions published in 1957 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eva Hesse : sculpture
Alternative Names
Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse amerykańska rzeźbiarka i malarka

Eva Hesse artista statunitense

Eva Hesse Duits beeldhouwster (1936-1970)

Eva Hesse escultora

Eva Hesse sculptrice

Eva Hesse US-amerikanische Künstlerin

Hesse, Eva

Ева Гессе

אווה הסה

اوا هس مجسمه‌ساز آلمانی


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