Francesca Woodman: The Artist’s Books (2023)

ISBN: 978-1913620882
Artist(s): Francesca Woodman
Author(s): Francesca Woodman
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2023
Publisher: MACK
Total Pages: 416
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated


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While Francesca Woodman’s photographic work has been widely celebrated, little has been published until now about her remarkable series of artist’s books. The basis of these works is in books that Woodman bought in local shops and flea markets throughout her travels in Italy in the 1970s, which she later repurposed to provide intriguing backgrounds onto which she pasted her print , trans-parencies, and written annotations. Collected together for the first time, these books demonstrate a sophisticated relationship to narrative and sequence and offer a new understanding of the scope of Woodman’s engagement with the book form. Francesca Woodman: The Artist’s Books collects for the very first time every page of all eight of Francesca Woodman’s unique art-ist’s books in one comprehensive volume. It includes two newly discovered books which have never been seen before, alongside better-known titles such as Some Disordered Interior Geometries.


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