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Catalog: SPRING 2017 p. 32   

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Lewis Baltz

Text by Walead Beshty, Urs Stahel. Interview by David Campany.

Featured image, from the 1986-87 "Near Reno" series, is reproduced from 'Lewis Baltz.'Baltz was a key protagonist of the New Topographics
This comprehensive book accompanies the first retrospective exhibition of Lewis Baltzís work following his passing in 2014. It explores the artistís oeuvre as a complex whole of interrelated series, from his first Prototypes and the Tract Houses to Park City, San Quentin Point and Candlestick Point, through to New Sites of Technology and Venezia Marghera. The book simultaneously locates Baltzís work in the context of photography and contemporary art since the 1970s, to fully examine his influence and legacy.
Baltz is one of the most prominent representatives of the New Topographics movement, which was seminal to the development of conceptual photography. His photo series document the impact of industrial civilization on the landscape, focusing on places outside the bounds of canonical reception: urban wastelands, abandoned industrial sites, warehouses. Baltzís strategies reflect a deep knowledge of the history of photography and present the photographer as a teacher of seeing.
Lewis Baltz (1945Ė2014) was born and raised in Newport Beach, California. Beyond the landmark exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, Baltzís work has been shown in about 50 solo exhibitions and featured in 17 monographs, and can be found in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, to name but a few. Steidlís Baltz books include Candlestick Point (2011), The Prototype Works (2011) and Works Ė Last Edition (2015).

Featured image, from the 1986-87 "Near Reno" series, is reproduced from 'Lewis Baltz.'

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From garden cities built on contaminated ground to bland housing projects and towns devoid of landmarks, Lewis Baltz chronicled the dehumanised urban landscape of America, brick by brick.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/19/2017

New Topographics essential: the first comprehensive retrospective since Lewis Baltz's death in 2014

New Topographics essential: the first comprehensive retrospective since Lewis Baltz's death in 2014

"Baltz and Warhol have this in common: the principal subject of their art is the civilization where they work, and when that civilization encounters its points of invalidation, they confer to their work the dimension of a moral gesture while never having the conceit to set forth a moral." Bernard Lamarche-Vadel on Lewis Baltz. Featured image is "The Berkeley Crisis" (1968) from The Prototype Works series. continue to blog


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 4/18/2017

High-resolution, artless and very distancing: Lewis Baltz

High-resolution, artless and very distancing: Lewis Baltz

"Among the qualities that most attracted me to photography were its transparency (illusory, of course) and its (equally illusory) sense of being almost authorless," Lewis Baltz is quoted in Steidl's comprehensive new overview. "The vernacular that interested me wasn't the 'snapshot aesthetic' but the vernacular of commercial photographs in a 'documentary' style, the sorts of photographs you might see in a real-estate office window: high-resolution, artless; and very distancing." Featured image is "South Wall, PlastX, 350 Lear, Costa Mesa" from Baltz's 1974 New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California series. continue to blog


LEWIS BALTZ MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Lewis Baltz

LEWIS BALTZ

Text by Walead Beshty, Urs Stahel. Interview by David Campany.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958292796 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 4/25/2017
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Lewis Baltz: The New Industrial Parks

LEWIS BALTZ: THE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869309903 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
Forthcoming


Lewis Baltz: Works

LEWIS BALTZ: WORKS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869301143 | US $1,000.00

Pub Date: 4/28/2015
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Lewis Baltz: Common Objects

LEWIS BALTZ: COMMON OBJECTS

Text by Dominique PaÔni, David Campany.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307855 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2014
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Lewis Baltz: Texts

LEWIS BALTZ: TEXTS

Inreoduction by Matthew S. Witkovsky.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869304366 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 3/12/2012
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Lewis Baltz: Rule Without Exception / Only Exceptions

LEWIS BALTZ: RULE WITHOUT EXCEPTION / ONLY EXCEPTIONS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869301105 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 3/15/2012
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Lewis Baltz: Candlestick Point

LEWIS BALTZ: CANDLESTICK POINT

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869301099 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 3/15/2011
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Lewis Baltz

LEWIS BALTZ

WALTHER KŲNIG, KŲLN

ISBN: 9783863352387 | US $59.95

Pub Date: 3/31/2013
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Lewis Baltz: The Prototype Works

LEWIS BALTZ: THE PROTOTYPE WORKS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783865217639 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 8/31/2010
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