Francesca Woodman. Photographs and text by Francesca Woodman. Edited by Herve Chandes. Essays by David Levi Strauss, Phillippe Sollers, Elizabeth Janus, and Sloan Rankin. Scalo, New York, 1998. 160 pp. First Scalo Edition. Quarto. Hardbound in photo-illustrated library protected dust jacket. Photo-illustrated end papers. Includes biography, exhibition history, and bibliography. Numerous black-and-white and several fold-out color reproductions.
1998 photo-eye Best Monograph Honorable Mention. Originally published in French, this exhibition catalogue of the first major retrospective of the work of Francesca Woodman highlights the brilliance of a photographer whose brief life has had a tremendous influence on a subsequent generation of artists concerned with the self-portrait and representations of the female body. With numerous texts (including one by the photographer herself), many unpublished images, full-color gatefolds, and gorgeous printing, this is the definitive Woodman monograph.
A just about Very Fine copy; light kisses' to corners being the only flaw.