Anastasia Samoylova: Adaptation

Thames & Hudson, 2024

Publisher’s blurb:

Anastasia Samoylova is one of the most dynamic image makers of our time, using her mastery of color and formal dynamics to explore issues of climate change, consumerism, and the overdevelopment of twenty-first-century cities. Russian-born and now a resident of Florida, Samoylova moves between observational photography and studio practice, creating imagery that is “of the moment” while drawing from influences including the Russian avant-garde, cubism, pop art, and the postmodern interest in the blurred lines between image and reality. Across the last decade, Samoylova has assembled a global vision at once sublimely beautiful and incisive in its assessment of the challenges we face.

Samoylova’s previous publications, including FloodZone, Floridas, and Image Cities, have each focused on a single project. Adaptation, edited and written by David Campany, presents her career to date across six project-centered chapters and an overview of her visual language that, with ever-present intelligent humor, both seduces and gently provokes the viewer in equal measure.

With further texts by writer and critic Lucy Sante, and curator Mia Fineman.

187 illustrations
30.5 x 24.5cm
224pp
ISBN 978 0 500 027189
August, 2024

 

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