Francesca Woodman


The only book available on the legendary American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-81), an artist who in the last five years has attracted a devoted worldwide following, despite a career of less than a decade, cut short by her tragically early death at the age of 23.

With over 250 photographs, some of which have never been exhibited or published before, this is the only comprehensive monograph on Woodman.

Original research by Dr Chris Townsend relates Woodman’s work to its American and European influences: from post-Minimal sculptors such as Richard Serra to American ‘gothic’ photographers such as Ralph Eugene Meatyard.

Extracts and facsimile pages from Woodman’s journals illuminate her thought processes and give a unique insight into her methods of working.