Eva Hesse: Sculpture
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—Ch...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 28th 2006 by Yale University Press
(first published January 11th 2002)
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I feel like I'm cheating when I put art books in the "read" category, since I read very little of the text and mostly just study the photos of the art. I was really crazy about her hanging sculpture and also enjoyed seeing other artists who may have been influenced by it. It was inspirational, but sad that she died so young. I wish I knew more people around here who know about art like this to give me pointers and encouragement. I showed the book to family members to convince them that these pie...more
the book is worth the price alone for the concluding biographical essay on hesse. this essay is centered around the diaries that her father kept for her, and the [probable] impact of her tragic family history -- the kindertransport to holland, immigrating to the us, her mother's mental breakdown and suicide -- on her art. heartbreaking.