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Visible Library
Sam Falls

Visible Library
Sam Falls
Lay Flat


Softcover, saddle-stitched
32 pages
200 x 240 mm
ISBN 9780984297337


In a departure from the colourful 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.


About the Artist
Sam Falls is a contemporary American artist whose boundary-defying work applies artistic processes to natural phenomena. The resulting paintings, prints, sculptures, and videos, often insert organic structures into art and man-made objects into nature. “We change the work by being present, and the work changes us by being present,” the artist’s said. “We are breaking down and being built up, just like every moment.” Born in 1984 in San Diego, CA, he received his BFA from Reed College in 2007 and his MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard in 2010. The artist’s work has been exhibited in spaces such as Metro Pictures, LAXART, and DEPART Foundation in Rome. He lives and works between Hudson, NY and Los Angeles, CA.


About the Publisher
Lay Flat are a team of passionate book lovers from Washington, NC who understand the importance of quality books in our everyday lives. They believe that a good book can inspire, educate, and bring joy to people of all ages and backgrounds. Lay it Flat is dedicated to providing high-quality, durable, and affordable spiral-bound books to their customers.

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