Author(s): Chris Townsend
The most comprehensive monograph on one of the most enigmatic photographers of the 20th century - now in paperback "Woodman's pioneering style and technique have made her one of America's most notable and well-respected photographers of the late 20th century." -Aesthetica The precocious and brilliant American artist Francesca Woodman, is one of post-war photography's most original figures. This important book includes a major review of her life's work based on research by art historian Chris Townsend, together with extracts and facsimile pages from Francesca's personal journals edited and curated by her father, George Woodman. This unique and much-admired book is now available for the first time in paperback.
"Since her untimely death in 1981 at the age of 23, Francesca Woodman has become something of a cult figure, inspiring a trail of young photographers and being selected for biennials and museum shows. The first monograph to document her work reproduces 250 pictures - many new discoveries - and excerpts form her journals." -Art Review "Woodman's pioneering style and technique have made her one of America's most notable and well-respected photographers of the late 20th century." -Aesthetica "An intelligent assessment of Woodman as an artist." -The Jackdaw
Chris Townsend is senior lecturer in the department of media arts, Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published widely and curated many highly acclaimed exhibitions.