Francesca Woodman's Books

Francesca Woodman's Books

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‘ALMOST A SQUARE’: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOKS OF FRANCESCA WOODMAN AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO SURREALISM

by Alison Dunhill

 

Francesca Woodman's photographic books are a highly significant body of work from this important 20th century artist. In her MPhil thesis at the University of Essex, Alison Dunhill provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of all six books, and examines them in the context of surrealism which, she argues, was a major influence on Woodman.

The chapters of this thesis are now available for free download and may be quoted or referenced with due attribution.

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Chapter 3: Algebra Answered: Woodman’s Portraits Friends Equasions
Chapter 5: Repetitions, References and Reflections: Woodman’s Quaderno dei Dettati e dei Temi
Chapter 7: The Flight from Touch: Woodman’s Portrait of a Reputation

Chapter 1: Photography Intervenes in Breton’s Nadja and Woodman’s Books

Chapter 8: Connections, Intersections and Coincidences: Woodman’s Voyages in the Wide Surrealist Sea

Chapter 9: Woodman and Woodman: Chains of Signifiers

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      Text © Alison Dunhill; Francesca Woodman images © Charles Woodman
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