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First edition, first printing. 10 volumes. Limited edition of 1,100 numbered copies, with a certificate (bound in Volume 9), signed and numbered in pencil by Baltz. Hardcover. Gray linen cloth-covered boards with title stamped in white on spine; no dust jacket as issued; contained in a matching slipcase with title stamped in white on front. The slipcase is further contained in a white printed cardboard case with carrying handle, and the outer case is packed in a printed cardboard shipping box. Photographs by Lewis Baltz. The set includes a certificate signed and numbered by Baltz. Beautifully printed by Steidl, Göttingen. 11-1/2 x 11-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches.
CONDITION: New in publisher's packaging.
Volume 1: The Prototype Works, 1967-76. Text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. 188 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 2: The Tract Houses, 1971. Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg. Text by Sheryl Conkelton. 60 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 3: The New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California, 1974. 108 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 4: Maryland, 1976. Text by Jane Livingston. 56 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 5: Nevada, 1977. Text by Robert Sobieszek. 44 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 6: Park City, 1980. Text by Hubertus von Amelunxen. 216 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 7: San Quentin Point, 1986. 120 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 8: Near Reno, 1986. 32 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 9: Continuous Fire Polar Circle, 1986. 20 pp., with quadratone plates. --- Volume 10: Sites of Technology, 1989-91. Text by Antonello Frongia. 120 pp., with quadratone and four-color plates.
From the publisher: "This much anticipated edition is one of the publishing phenomena of the year, encompassing the oeuvre of one of the most significant artists working with photography in the twentieth century. Limited to 1,100 copies each signed and numbered by Lewis Baltz, this edition contains ten hardback, linen bound volumes, housed in an embossed slipcase. WORKS celebrates Lewis Baltz's indelible influence on the development of contemporary photography and contains reissues of Baltz's most significant books, many of which are now collectible rarities, as well as four as yet unpublished projects.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 with Gerhard 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 quadratone, WORKS is a testament to the importance of the book as a primary medium in Baltz's practice." "Baltz's work exemplifies the ways in which photography, beginning some four decades ago, started to lose 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.
Lewis Baltz: Works was named the winner of the Historical Book Award at the 2011 Rencontres d'Arles photography festival.