Paris/Zurich: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain/Scalo, 1998. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's beige cloth, upper board blindstamped, photo-illustrated endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
First edition in English of this exhibition catalog for a comphrensive 1998 retrospective of photographer Woodman, who committed suicide in 1981 at age 23, leaving behind a hypnotic and extraordinary body of work. This exhibition is credited with introducing her work to the wider public, presenting some hundred photographs, ten large-scale works, and the original design for her book Some Disordered Interior Geometries. Woodman graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, did residencies in Rome and at the MacDowell Colony, and lived briefly in New York. Her mostly black-and-white work, much of it a form of self-portraiture, explored the female form in relation to space, making use of experimental techniques to achieve ghostly effects of blurring and self-erasure. At the time of her death she left hundreds of unpublished prints and thousands of unprinted negatives, as well as several artists' books. With essays by Chandés, director of Fondation Cartier, French writer and critic Philippe Sollers, American writer David Levi Strauss, American art critic Elizabeth Janus and artist Sloan Rankin. With biography, list of solo and group exhibitions and bibliography. Published simultaneously in French. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #4253