Friday, September 30, 2011

Visible Library.

Visible Library. Photographs by Sam Falls. Lay Flat, 2011. 36 pp., illustrated throughout, 9,5x7,75". Edition of 750 (special edition of 20, sold out). Images from here.

Read more about artist Sam Falls by going here (great in-depth interview).

I've previously featured Lay Flat 02: Meta and Dune by the wonderful publisher Lay Flat.

Book description:

"In a departure from the colorful still life photographs he is known for, artist Sam Falls brings together a series of black and white images for the first time in his limited-edition artist book 'Visible Library'.

With a large format camera and a few boxes of expired film, Falls spent a day making these beautiful and haunting pictures in the stacks above the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Like 'walking alone in the woods', as he refers to it, Falls created what can easily be considered his most intimate body of work, a personal meditation on art, history, preservation and the photographic medium."

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