WOODMAN, FRANCESCA

TITLE

Francesca Woodman

IMPRINT

D.A.P./San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

PRICE US

$55.00 CDN $55.00

ISBN

9781935202660 TRADE

FORMAT

Clth, 9.25 x 10.75 in., 224 pgs, 13 color, 18 b&w, 144 duotone.

CATALOG

SPRING 2013 p. 85   

DISTRIBUTOR

D.A.P.

PUB DATE

3/31/2013

STATUS

Active

STOCK

In stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 11/05/11-02/19/12
New York
Guggenheim Museum, 03/16/12-06/15/12

"Francesca Woodman, the photographer who took her own life at 22 in 1981, is as close to a true saint as the putatively secular world of contemporary art can claim. The dreamy, formally playful and disarmingly erotic pictures Woodman made — mostly of herself partly unclothed or naked — project a self surrendering unreservedly to the spirit of art… it remains a poignant record of adolescent joy, fear, ambition and angst. It was not only her body that she exposed — she bared her soul too, and that is a rare and beautiful thing."
- Ken Johnson, The New York Times

"In distinct contrast to the mannered, cool, and disaffected tone adopted by so many photographers today, Woodman's pictures have, despite their enigmatic quality, a raw nakedness. It is rare that the youthful output of an artist garners as much attention as Woodman's has. Her age has been used as a ballast for claims of prodigy and as fodder for accusations of insignificance. Analysis is necessarily complicated by the perpetually open question of what might have been. Ultimately, we are left with a deeply personal body of work imbued with a palpable sense of urgency, the efforts of a young artist only beginning to explore the rich possibilities of the photographic medium and her imagination."

-Corey Keller, excerpted from the chapter A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman, reproduced in Francesca Woodman.

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FRANCESCA WOODMAN

Edited and with text by Gabriele Schor, Elisabeth Bronfen. Foreword and introduction by Gabriele Schor. Text by Betsy Berne, Johannes Binotto, Beate Söntgen, Abigail Solomon-Godeau.
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.

FRANCESCA WOODMAN'S NOTEBOOK

Afterword by George Woodman.
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D.A.P./SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Francesca Woodman

Edited by Corey Keller. Text by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jennifer Blessing.

Artists who arrive fully formed at a young age always dazzle, and Francesca Woodman was one of the most gifted and dazzling artist prodigies in recent history. In 1972, the 13-year-old Woodman made a black-and-white photograph of herself sitting at the far end of a sofa in her home in Boulder, Colorado. Her face is obscured by her hair, light radiates from an unseen source behind her out at the viewer through her right hand. This photograph typifies much of what would characterize Woodman's work to come: a semi-obscured female form merging with or flailing against a somewhat bare and often dilapidated interior. In an oeuvre of around 800 photographs made in just nine years, Woodman performed her own body against the textures of wallpaper, door frame, baths and couches, radically extending the Surrealist photography of Man Ray, Hans Bellmer and Claude Cahun and creating a mood and language all her own. In the 30 years since her untimely death, Woodman has gained a following among successive generations of artists and photographers, a testament to her work's undeniable immediacy and enduring appeal Amid a renewed intensification of interest in Francesca Woodman, this volume is published for a major touring exhibition of her photographs and films at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim. Containing many previously unpublished photographs, it is the definitive Francesca Woodman monograph.
Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) was born in Denver, Colorado, to the well-known artists George and Betty Woodman. In 1975 she attended the Rhode Island School of Design, and in 1979 she moved to New York, to attempt to build a career in photography. In 1981, at the age of 22, she committed suicide.

In less than a decade, Francesca Woodman produced a remarkably original body of photographs exploring the human body in architectural space. Including many previously unpublished photographs, this volume provides a fresh overview of her achievement.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

American Photo

Jack Crager

This is a comprehensive monograph of Francesca Woodman's photographic oeuvre, which as achieved cult status is the 30 years since the artist's brief yet prolific career ended when she took her life at age 22.

W Magazine

Hilarie M Sheets

Franesca Woodman's black and white portraits have a way of getting under your skin.

The New York Times

Ted Loos

Even though they are quite small, about 5 by 5 inches, Woodman's haunting photographs have drawn admirers for decades.

The New York Times

Ken Johnson

In an exceptionally informative catalog essay for the present exhibition, the art historian Julia Bryan-Wilson surveys the critical and art historical literature that has proliferated around Woodman's oeuvre.
Francesca Woodman, the photographer who took her own life at 22 in 1981, is as close to a true saint as the putatively secular world of contemporary art can claim. The dreamy, formally playful and disarmingly erotic pictures Woodman made - mostly of herself partly unclothed or naked - project a self surrendering unreservedly to the spirit of art…it remains a poignant record of adolescent joy, fear, ambition and angst. It was not only her body that she exposed - she bared her soul too, and that is a rare and beautiful thing.

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ISBN: 9781938922411 | US $65.00
Pub Date: 6/30/2014
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Pub Date: 3/31/2013
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Francesca Woodman's Notebook

FRANCESCA WOODMAN'S NOTEBOOK
Afterword by George Woodman.
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Pub Date: 11/30/2011
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Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1977-1981

FRANCESCA WOODMAN: PHOTOGRAPHS 1977-1981
Introduction by Giuseppe Casetti. Contributions by Francesco Stocchi.
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ISBN: 9783950314908 | US $60.00
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Francesca Woodman

FRANCESCA WOODMAN

Edited and with text by Gabriele Schor, Elisabeth Bronfen. Foreword and introduction by Gabriele Schor. Text by Betsy Berne, Johannes Binotto, Beate Söntgen, Abigail Solomon-Godeau.

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

ISBN: 9781938922411 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 6/30/2014
Active | In stock


Francesca Woodman

FRANCESCA WOODMAN

Edited by Corey Keller. Text by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jennifer Blessing.

D.A.P./SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ISBN: 9781935202660 | US $55.00

Pub Date: 3/31/2013
Active | In stock


Francesca Woodman's Notebook

FRANCESCA WOODMAN'S NOTEBOOK

Afterword by George Woodman.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836621170 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 11/30/2011
Active | In stock


Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1977-1981

FRANCESCA WOODMAN: PHOTOGRAPHS 1977-1981

Introduction by Giuseppe Casetti. Contributions by Francesco Stocchi.

AGMA PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9783950314908 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2012
Out of print | Not available


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