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Eva Hesse
Mignon Nixon (Editor)
0262140802
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Eva Hesse’s distinctive process-based art exerted a powerful influence on minimalist artists of the 1960s and continues to inspire artists today. Using industrial materials such as latex and fiberglass, she exploited their flexibility to produce works with an unsettling psychic and corporeal resonance. Hesse, who was born in Germany in 1936 and raised in New York City, died of cancer in New York in 1970.

Eva Hesse focuses on the body of criticism that has developed since the last major retrospective of Hesse’s work, at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1992. The book’s publication coincides with a major exhibition organized jointly by the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Wiesbaden Museum. Eva Hesse contains a 1970 interview by Cindy Nemser, a discussion between Mel Bochner and...


Eva Hesse: Sculpture
Sussman
0300114184
May 2006
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The current trend toward having a number of experts write separate essays to accompany the illustrations in an exhibition catalog sacrifices coherency for in-depth analysis of disparate facets of an artist's life or work. This book is a perfect example. This beautifully illustrated catalog of the work of the most exciting female sculptor of the 1960s accompanies a major exhibition this spring at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It is packed with 22 short essays, six long essays, and a roundtable discussion, all supported by a bibliography and an exhibition history. In her career, tragically cut short by a brain tumor, Hesse (1936-70) produced an extraordinary group of abstract sculptures of resin, latex, and fiber. A second tragedy looms as these unstable materials degrade and the artworks change color and...


Datebooks, 1964/65
Eva Hesse
0300111096
June 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Sunday, June 21, 1964
“Studio—To date have again done mainly drawings. Coming along. Sometimes I feel they’re good, often I get discouraged. Staying at studio gets a little easier + more pleasant. I usually take break + come home. Tom stays.”---Eva Hesse
In 1964--65, Eva Hesse lived with her husband, sculptor Tom Doyle, in Kettwig-on-the-Ruhr, Germany, at the invitation of a European art collector. During this time, as she did throughout most of her life, Hesse kept diaries and made extensive notations in datebook calendars. These two datebooks, published for the first time as facsimile editions, are accompanied by a third volume that includes an essay on their significance in the artist’s career as well as full transcriptions and annotations. 
The 1964/65 datebooks...


Eva Hesse (October Files Series #3), Vol. 3
Mignon Nixon (Editor)
026264049X
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Eva Hesse’s distinctive process-based art exerted a powerful influence on minimalist artists of the 1960s and continues to inspire artists today. Using industrial materials such as latex and fiberglass, she exploited their flexibility to produce works with an unsettling psychic and corporeal resonance. Hesse, who was born in Germany in 1936 and raised in New York City, died of cancer in New York in 1970.

Eva Hesse focuses on the body of criticism that has developed since the last major retrospective of Hesse’s work, at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1992. The book’s publication coincides with a major exhibition organized jointly by the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Wiesbaden Museum. Eva Hesse contains a 1970 interview by Cindy Nemser, a discussion between Mel Bochner and...


Eva Hesse: Transformations - The Sojourn in Germany 1964/65 and Datebooks 1964/65 (Slipcased 2 Book Set)
Eva Hesse (Artist)
3883758000
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Eva Hesse is best known for the ethereal sculptures she created out of latex and fiberglass, a body of work that shows affinities with the concerns of Minimalism but cannot be easily characterized under any particular art movement. The majority of publications about her too-brief oeuvre have focused almost exclusively on the sculptures she produced after 1965. This slipcased, two-volume edition offers the first pronounced consideration of the transformative time prior to that year. Volume I documents Hesse's production from 1962 to 1966 through reproductions of drawings, collages, sculptures, and plastic reliefs. Volume II presents, for the first time ever, her notebooks from 1964 and 1965, a watershed year in her artistic practice. This primary material is reproduced in its original English (alongside German...


In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives
Judith Halberstam
0814735851
January 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
"Halberstam's marvelous new book combines fierce argumentation, vivid description, and astute as well as hilarious commentary. The author not only provides a powerful critique of common defenses and dismissals of 'postmodernism,' but offers a redefinition of 'identity politics' for the new millennium as well.
—Lisa Duggan, author of Twilight of Equality?: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms—especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and...


Encountering Eva Hesse
Griselda Pollock
3791333097
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Encountering Eva Hesse Griselda Pollock and Vanessa Corby, Editors This book offers new insights into the full range of Eva Hesse’s work and legacy. German-Jewish-born postminimalist painter and sculptor Eva Hesse died in 1970 at the age of 34. Her work has long been acknowledged by major museums, studied by young artists, and analyzed from a feminist perspective. In this book, a team of artists, curators, and art historians examines the range of Hesse’s challenging work in drawing, painting, and sculpture. The book also features full-color reproductions of her sculptures—many too fragile to be exhibited—as well as photographs of her studio and life. This multi-faceted critique is an important contribution to our understanding of Eva Hesse. Griselda Pollock is Professor of Social and Critical...


Eva Hesse: Drawing
Catherine de Zegher
0300116187
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
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...


Three Artists (Three Women): Modernism and the Art of Hesse, Krasner, and O'Keeffe
Anne Middleton Wagner
0520214331
February 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In this scholarly new book, Wagner (history of art, Univ. of California, Berkeley) skillfully probes and tracks how each of these important American modernists at one time coped with life as both a professional artist and wife of a more famous one. "O'Keeffe's Femininity" demonstrates how infamous she was at rendering body imagery: "to imagine an impossible union?the passionate coupling of hygiene and scatology, the body and its absence." Lee Krasner is shown painting her own way through Jackson Pollock's as well as Arshile Gorky's conventions until she eventually achieved autobiographical essays in paint and collage. Eva Hesse is optimistically identified as an innovative commentator on new sexuality, focusing on her body, but not her body alone. This gendered interpretation of three of the foremost American...


Infinite Line: RE-Making Art after Modernism
Briony Fer
0300104014
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This landmark book offers a radical reinterpretation of the innovative art of the late 1950s and 1960s. Examining the work of major artists of the period—including Mark Rothko, Piero Manzoni, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, Blinky Palermo, and Louise Bourgeois—Briony Fer focuses on the overriding tendency toward repetition and seriality that occurred at the moment of modernism’s decline, gained ground in its aftermath, and continues to shape much of the art seen today.

Although seriality is mainly associated with American artists and with Minimalism, Fer broadens our understanding of it, looking at Minimalist seriality as one crucially important strategy among several. She argues that repetition becomes generative of new modes and habits of making and looking; at stake is how we think...


Art of the Postmodern Era: From the Late 1960s to the Early 1990s
Irving Sandler
0813334330
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
A luminary critic, Sandler (art history SUNY, Purchase) specializes in American art from Abstract Expressionism onward. His lengthy but informative new book charts the tremendous diversity of the counterculture decades, defining both the myriad art movements and the fascinating ups and downs of squabbling theoreticians. In this final volume in a series on contemporary art (e.g., The New York School, LJ 9/1/78), Sandler covers everything from specific defined movements to changes in markets. New Image Painting, Bad Art, Deconstruction Art, Commodity Art, Neo-Geo, and even so-called "pathetic art" are called on, as well as the better-known Feminist Art, Pattern Painting, and so on. This major survey is lucid, sympathetic, exhaustive, and generally objective, whether speaking of political correctness, money and...


Bachelors (October Books)
Rosalind E. Krauss
0262112396
January 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The esteemed Krauss (art, Columbia) is prominent in the field of deconstructionist, feminist, and psychoanalytical art criticism. This collection of her essays applies the theories to nine women artists, neo-Duchampian "bachelors" who mostly practiced photography, sculpture, and some filmmaking and painting. The artists distinguished by this complex rhetorical discourse include Claude Cahun, Dora Maar, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin, Eva Hesse, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Sherrie Levine, and Louise Lawler. Krauss demonstrates how each achieved the "feminization" of the male gaze. Although the formal notation of semiological analysis is clarified in an endnote, from the beginning Krauss assumes her readers to be totally conversant with and attuned to the scholasticism of postmodern art theory. Appropriate...

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