Lewis Baltz. Works [9 voll.]

“Baltz’s work exemplifies the ways in which photography, beginning some four decades ago, started to loose the bonds of its isolation within its own segregated history and aesthetics and began to take its place as an equal among other media.” Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art. Works celebrates Lewis Baltz’s indelible influence on the development of contemporary photography. Comprising ten volumes in a slipcase, Works contains reissues of Baltz’s most significant books, many of which are now collectible rarities, as well as four as yet unpublished projects. Each of the books has been crafted in close collaboration with Baltz, who oversaw each stage of production at Steidl. From scanning of the vintage prints, to book design, selection of paper and binding materials, pre-press and printing, Baltz has shaped the form and aesthetic of these publications. Printed in luminous quadrotone, Works is a testament to the importance of the book as a primary medium in Baltz’s practice. Contents: Nine volumes printed quadratone; Sites of Technology printed quadratone and four colour The Prototype Works 1967–76. Text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. 188 pages The Tract Houses 1971. Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg. Text by Sheryl Conkelton. 60 pages The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California 1974. 108 pages Maryland 1976. Text by Jane Livingston. 56 pages Nevada 1977. Text by Robert Sobieszek. 44 pages Park City 1980. Text by Hubertus von Amelunxen. 216 pages San Quentin Point 1986. 120 pages Near Reno 1986. 32 pages Continuous Fire Polar Circle 1986. 20 pages Sites of Technology 1989–91. Text by Antonello Frongia. 120 pages

cm 27×28; pp. 9 voll.; COL and BW; hardcover. Publisher: Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, 2010.

ISBN: 9783869301143| 3869301147
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“Baltz’s work exemplifies the ways in which photography, beginning some four decades ago, started to loose the bonds of its isolation within its own segregated history and aesthetics and began to take its place as an equal among other media.” Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art. Works celebrates Lewis Baltz’s indelible influence on the development of contemporary photography. Comprising ten volumes in a slipcase, Works contains reissues of Baltz’s most significant books, many of which are now collectible rarities, as well as four as yet unpublished projects. Each of the books has been crafted in close collaboration with Baltz, who oversaw each stage of production at Steidl. From scanning of the vintage prints, to book design, selection of paper and binding materials, pre-press and printing, Baltz has shaped the form and aesthetic of these publications. Printed in luminous quadrotone, Works is a testament to the importance of the book as a primary medium in Baltz’s practice. Contents: Nine volumes printed quadratone; Sites of Technology printed quadratone and four colour The Prototype Works 1967–76. Text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. 188 pages The Tract Houses 1971. Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg. Text by Sheryl Conkelton. 60 pages The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California 1974. 108 pages Maryland 1976. Text by Jane Livingston. 56 pages Nevada 1977. Text by Robert Sobieszek. 44 pages Park City 1980. Text by Hubertus von Amelunxen. 216 pages San Quentin Point 1986. 120 pages Near Reno 1986. 32 pages Continuous Fire Polar Circle 1986. 20 pages Sites of Technology 1989–91. Text by Antonello Frongia. 120 pages

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