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Woodman, Francesca 1958-1981

Works: 98 works in 240 publications in 6 languages and 3,755 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Documentary films  Interviews  Biographical films  History  Illustrated works  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Actor, Dedicatee
Classifications: TR647, 779.092
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Francesca Woodman by Chris Townsend( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francesca Woodman has become one of the most talked about, studied and influential of late twentieth-century photographers. She started taking photographs when she was barely thirteen, and in less than a decade created a body of work that has now secured her reputation as one of the most original American artists of the 1970s. Woodman brought an understanding of Baroque painting, modernist art and contemporary post-Minimalist practice to her haunting, sensual, images. Both in her work with models and in her sometimes disturbing self-portraits, she made a thoroughgoing challenge to the certainties of photography." "Interested in how people relate to space, and how the three-dimensional world can be reconciled with the two dimensions of the photographic image, Woodman played complex games of hide-and-seek with her camera. One of the enduring appeals of her work is the way in which she constructs enigmas that trap our gaze. She depicts herself seemingly fading into a flat plane, merging with a wall under the wallpaper, dissolving into the floor, or flattening herself behind glass. She constantly compares the fragility of her own body with the physical environment around her. Fascinated by transformation and the permeability of seemingly fixed boundaries, Woodman conjures in her work the precarious moment between adolescence and adulthood, between presence and absence." "This comprehensive monograph includes over 200 of Woodman's works - some of which have never been exhibited or published before - as well as previously unseen extracts from her journals, selected and introduced by her father, George Woodman. There are examples of her large-scale 'blue-prints', and reproductions of her artist's books, including Some Disordered Interior Geometries, which was published in 1981, the year she took her own life. An extensive text by Chris Townsend examines the influences of Gothic literature, Surrealism, feminism and post-Minimalist art on Woodman's photographs, as well as placing her in relation to her contemporaries, such as Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince. This book confirms Woodman's position as one of America's most talented and important artists since 1970, with a legacy lasting well beyond her own time."--Jacket
The Woodmans by C. Scott Willis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the late photographer Francesca Woodman, told through the young artist's work (including experimental videos and journal entries) and remarkably candid interviews with her artist parents Betty and George (a ceramic sculptor and painter/photographer), who have continued their own artistic practices while watching Francesca's professional reputation eclipse their own
Francesca Woodman : the Roman years, between flesh and film by Isabella Pedicini( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An essay revealing the intimate side of one of the 20th Century's greatest photographers, died young in 1981 at22 years" -- Publisher description
Francesca Woodman : Photographische Arbeiten = Photographic works by Francesca Woodman( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the photographs of Francesca Woodman
Francesca Woodman by Francesca Woodman( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the thirty years since her death, FrancescaWoodmans work has retained an undeniable immediacy and continues to inspire a cult-like following of admirers.Woodman began photographing at the age of thirteen. By the time she enrolled at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975, she was already an accomplished photographer with a remarkably mature and focused approach to her work. At the age of twenty-two, she committed suicide. Woodman might be merely a tragic footnote in the history of photography were it not for the startlingly compelling, complex and artistically resolved body of work she produced during her short career. Her oeuvre represents a remarkably rich and singular exploration of the human body in space and of the genre of self-portraiture in particular. Her practice assimilated and advanced aspects of feminist theory, Conceptualist practice, and performance art. Thus, a close re-examination of the maturation and reception of Woodmans artistic vision presents an important and timely opportunity to reassess the heady artistic moment during which she came of age. This catalogue, produced by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the first major American exhibition of the artists work in more than two decades, promises to be a landmark reconsideration of Woodman for the twenty-first century. It will paint a fuller picture of her oeuvre than has previously been available, spanning her earliest student experiments to her late, large-scale blueprint studies of caryatid-like figures for the massive Temple Project, and her experiments with fashion photography. The exhibition will bring to light many photographs that have never before been exhibited or published, and the book will focus on these and other vintage prints that theWoodman estate is making available for this exhibition and publication. These rare prints will allow audiences to appreciateWoodmans skill as a printer, and to grasp the importance of the final print to her artistic vision. Through all of these means, Francesca Woodman will examine why her photographs continue to be so profoundly affective many decades after their making
Relative Positions : Amy Adler, Liza May Post, Francesca Woodman( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary artists who use photography have engaged in new strategies of representation. 'Relative Positions' explores these developments in the work of Amy Adler, Liza May Post, and Francesca Woodman. The exhibition examines how these artists considered surrealist and conceptual practices to devise a different vocabulary and to tackle new issues ... While forming a dialogue that focuses on the meaning of works by artists from more recent generations, the exhibition revisits the weight and pertinence of Woodman's work in regard to their concerns."--Paola Morsiani, page 6
Francesca Woodman : works from the Sammlung Verbund by Francesca Woodman( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monograph on Francesca Woodman (1958--1981), the most comprehensive to date, charts new approaches to her oeuvre. Whereas the evanescence of the female figure in the artist's photographs has often been read as an aesthetic anticipation of her suicide, the essays by publishers Gabriele Schor and Elisabeth Bronfen as well as those from Johannes Binotto, Abigail Solomon-Godeau and Beate Söntgen illustrate Woodman's passionate self-staging in the tradition of the tableau vivant. Her poetic and metaphorical use of props (mirrors, gloves, rugs etc.) and her staging in a room, where the laws of geometry seem to no longer apply, are examined in the essays. The 80 photographs in the SAMMLUNG VERBUND collection can be seen for the first time in their original size."--Publisher infomation
Francesca Woodman by Francesca Woodman( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue produced in conjunction with the exhibition Francesca Woodman, presented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (November 5, 2011-February 20, 2012) and the Guggenheim Museum, New York (March 16-June 15, 2012)"--Provided by publisher
Francesca Woodman by Francesca Woodman( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francesca Woodman : On Being An Angel by Francesca Woodman( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling van werk van de Amerikaanse fotografe (1958-1981)
Francesca Woodman : retrospectiva = retrospective by Francesca Woodman( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francesca Woodman, photographic work : exhibition by Francesca Woodman( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia Margaret Cameron, Florence Henri, Francesca Woodman : l'arte del femminile = the art of the feminine by Museo principe Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re we all the same when behind a camera lens or is there a feminine gaze? Does it make any sense to address the gender issue with an impersonal and neutral medium like photography? The works of Julia Margaret Cameron, Florence Henri and Francesca Woodman seem to provide an answer: despite different techniques and formal approaches, their portraits show a common sensitivity that affords the viewer a journey through the representation of femininity.0In their photographs, all the women portrayed offer themselves to the viewer with their presence and demand to be acknowledged. Only in this way the photography can be the space where to put self-identity to the test, the place where to escape objectification and build a dimension in which the eye and the body offer a single vision, and any linguistic reference is subservient to a new investigation.00Exhibition: Villa Pignatelli, Naples, Ital
Francesca Woodman's dark gaze : the diazotypes and other late works by Claire Raymond( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the later work of the American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), Claire Raymond takes up the question of the distintegrative condition of the art she produced in the last year of her life. Departing from the techniques of her earlier compositions, Woodman worked in the diazotype process for many of these late pieces, most importantly, the monumental Blueprint for a Temple. Raymond shows that through her use of diazotype, a medium that breaks down when exposed to light, Woodman created art that is both supremely evocative aesthetically and inherently unstable physically. Woodman, Raymond contends, was imaginatively responding to the end of the durable image, a historical reality acknowledged in the way her work plays the ephemeral and evanescent against the monumental and enduring. Raymond focuses on the theoretical and the curatorial issues surrounding Woodman's diazotypes, a thematic and practical distress that haunts much of her later art, especially the artist's book and photo series Some Disordered Interior Geometries and Portrait of a Reputation. Rather than conceiving of Woodman herself as fragile, an artist chronicling and seeming to yearn for her own disappearance, Raymond juxtaposes Woodman's career-spanning documentation of her own image against other post-war witnesses of trauma-an artist standing in the museum ruins where she emerges most distinctly as a figure of postmodernity
Francesca Woodman's notebook by Francesca Woodman( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) spent a brief portion of her childhood in the countryside around Florence, living with her parents in an old farm whose dilapidated interiors were later to influence the backdrops of her mesmerizing self-portraits. In 1977 she returned to Italy, studying in Rome on a year-long RISD honors program. During this tenure, Woodman found five tattered school exercise books, printed in 1906, side-stapled and inscribed in fine cursive penmanship with notes from physics lectures or poems in English and Italian. To these evocative objects, Woodman--already fully formed as the photographer we recognize and admire today--added her characteristic black-and-white photographs, either as small paper prints or as prints made on transparent film that allows the writing beneath to show through, further embellishing them with her own captions or remarks. This facsimile edition of one of these notebooks was selected for publication by Woodman's mother and father as an artist's book of particular beauty and revelatory content that provides unprecedented insight into the emphatically narrative logic of Woodman's photography. Housed in a lightweight printed box, it includes an afterword by George Woodman, Francesca's father, that contextualizes the work within the photographer's artist's book production
Francesca Woodman by Francesca Woodman( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francesca Woodman : Roma 1977-1981 by Francesca Woodman( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Italian and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrospectiva : [Espacio AV, Murcia, 26 feb-17 may, 2009] by Francesca Woodman( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le corps sublimé by Jérôme de Missolz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distr. ADAV/ Trois photographes majeurs, Jan Saudek, Joel Peter Witkin et Francesca Woodman, interrogent nos plus grandes peurs - l'exclusion, la monstruosité, la mort - par leur travail singulier sur le corps humain ... Une belle réflexion sur le média photographique lui-même et le rapport mystérieux qu'il entretient avec le cinéma
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