« These things arrived from my Grandmother, they make me think about where I fit in the odd geometry of time… » *
This is how Francesca Woodman described the objects represented in the original photographs that she glued and subtitled by hand, which make up the unique work published during her lifetime. In fact, a few days before her suicide, January 19, 1981, her first book came to light. It is an artist’s book of 500 editions, an idea that came to her during a trip to Rome and her discovery of the Maldoror bookstore.
This article is reserved for subscribed members only. If you are already a member, you can log in here below.
Subscribe for full access to The Eye of Photography archives!
That’s thousands of images and articles, documenting the history of the medium of photography and its evolution during the last decade, through a unique daily journal. Explore how photography, as an art and as a social phenomenon, continue to define our experience of the world. Two offers are available.
Subscribe either monthly for $5 or annually for $50 (2 months offered).