Eva Hesse: Sculpture

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This book focuses on the artist's large-scale sculpture in latex and fiberglass (created from 1967 until her untimely death in 1970 at the age of thirty-four), exploring a body of subtle and luminous works that are singular achievements of the 1960s. This essential new study of Hesse's groundbreaking sculptures also 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. ...
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Trade Paperback New The work of 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; Read more Show Less

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This book focuses on the artist's large-scale sculpture in latex and fiberglass (created from 1967 until her untimely death in 1970 at the age of thirty-four), exploring a body of subtle and luminous works that are singular achievements of the 1960s. This essential new study of Hesse's groundbreaking sculptures also 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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780873342001
  • Publisher: Jewish Museum
  • Publication date: 5/28/2006
  • Pages: 174

Table of Contents

Eva Hesse : sculpture 1968 1
Dumb 17
A string of nots : Eva Hesse's hanging sculpture 29
Plates 53
Building a childhood memory : the diaries of Eva Hesse's early years 97
Chronology of Eva Hesse's life 133
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