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Hesse, Eva 1936-1970

Works: 288 works in 525 publications in 5 languages and 14,622 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Translator, Artist
Classifications: N6537.H4, 709.2
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Eva Hesse longing, belonging and displacement by Vanessa Corby( )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,251 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 )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 749 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 )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
catalogue raisonné
Eva Hesse drawing by Eva Hesse( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 644 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 )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 560 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."--Book jacket
Eva Hesse by Eva Hesse( Book )
17 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 549 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
Eva Hesse : studiowork by Briony Fer( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 494 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
Eva Hesse : spectres 1960 by E. Luanne McKinnon( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 260 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 )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Converging lines : Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and Italian and held by 249 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 )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
catalogue raisonné
Eva Hesse, gouaches 1960-1961 by Eva Hesse( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse : one more than one ( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse (Hamburg, 1936-New York, 1970) ist eine der herausragenden Künstlerinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts. In der zweiten Hälfte der 1960er Jahre experimentierte sie mit neuen Materialien, die in der Objektkunst bis dahin noch keine Verwendung gefunden hatten wie Polyester, Glasfaser und Latex. Hesses Skulpturen, die sich heute in den großen Museen dieser Welt befinden, verbinden auf einzigartige Weise komplexe und zum Teil konträre Aspekte: hart und weich, fragil und präsent, abstrakt und assoziationsreich. Eine von der aufkommenden Minimal Art geprägte Serialität und Reduktion wird in Hesses skulpturalem und zeichnerischen Werk gleichsam aufgeladen von sinnlicher Materialität und Körperhaftigkeit
Eva Hesse : drawing in space : Bilder und Reliefs by Eva Hesse( Book )
9 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse : die dritte Kategorie by Petra Reichensperger( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 36 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
Eva Hesse 1965 by Eva Hesse( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 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
Contingent : small sculpture by Eva Hesse, 1966-1968 : recent works by Elspeth Pratt & Martha Townsend, 1992-1995 by Ingrid Jenkner( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patria mia, and The treatise on harmony by Ezra Pound( Book )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eva Hesse a retrospective ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 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
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Eva Hesse
Hesse, Eva
English (146)
German (43)
French (10)
Italian (1)
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