First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Baltz. Soft cover. Matt gray wrappers, staple-bound, with title embossed on front. Photographs by Lewis Baltz. Includes a list of plates. Designed by David Smoak. Unpaginated (20 pp.), with 15 black and white plates printed on coated paper by Acme Printing Corporation, Boston. 8-7/16 x 10-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 2,000 copies. Includes copies of the original 1978 exhibition press releases from the Susan Spiritus Gallery and Castelli Graphics, New York. Out of print. Very scarce.
CONDITION: New. A mint copy.
From the press release for the original exhibition at the Susan Spiritus Gallery, New York (September 22 to November 11, 1978): "The fifteen images in the portfolio were recorded in the environs of northwestern Nevada, both urban and rural. Some of the prints are reminiscent of Baltz' previous photographs in his Irvine and Maryland portfolios, while others represent a departure from these styles. In the words of the artist, the portfolio represents an accumulation of fifteen separate and distinct images largely unrelated."
From the press release for the exhibition "Photographs by Lewis Baltz," at the Princeton University Art Museum (September 14 to January 19, 2003): "In Nevada, Baltz's next major effort, a new narrative style emerged. Tracing the incursion of housing developments into the desert valleys surrounding Reno, Nevada, Baltz alternated panoramic views of the horizon with photographs of construction sites, trailer parks, and city streets to show an open landscape slowly being devoured. Nevada was the first step toward a pictorial methodology of intensely detailed mapping that Baltz was to explore over the next decade, culminating in his epic project, Candlestick Point."