Library staff recommendation: Eva Hesse Drawing

Eva Hesse Drawing
Edited by Catherine de Zegher
Greenfield Open Stacks 741.973 H463d

Eva Hesse Drawing is a book I pick up when I need a bit of inspiration. It is the catalogue to an exhibition curated by Catherine de Zegher and Elisabeth Sussman at The Drawing Center in New York in May of 2006.  The exhibition explored the crossover between Hesse’s sculptures and drawings. Her drawings, in my opinion, are just as magnificent as her sculpture. In fact, on occasion, I prefer her drawings because I can see her hand in them. Her thoughts are often crawling along the margins, always reminding me to stop worrying and let the pencil, pen, paint, etc. fall where it needs. Additionally, this volume is full of insightful essays and many quotations by Hesse, which provide useful background and context for the beautifully printed images. If her drawings intrigue you, be sure to take a look at some of the other titles about Eva Hesse and her work.

Eva Hesse: Spectres 1960
Edited by E. Luanne McKinnon
Greenfield Open Stacks 709.24 H463h

Eva Hesse: Catalogue Raisonné
Edited by Renate Petzinger and Barry Rosen
Greenfield Open Stacks 709.24 H463c  v.1, 709.24 H463c  v.2

Eva Hesse
By Lucy R. Lippard
Greenfield Open Stacks 730.973 H463l

String, Felt, Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art
By Elissa Auther
Greenfield Open Stacks 709.73 Au814s

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