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Publisher: Tokyo: Gallery Min / Min J. Shirota, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 102174
First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the first page by Baltz. Hardcover. Black faux leather-covered boards with matte gray tipped-in title plate on cover and printed in gray on spine, no dust jacket as issued; contained in a black cardboard slipcase with matte gray title plate on front and spine. Photographs by Lewis Baltz. Essay (in English and Japanese) by Gus Blaisdell. Designed by Hiroshi Osaka. Unpaginated (136 pp., including 8 two-page gatefolds), with 12 four-color and 72 duotone plates beautifully printed on heavy matte paper by Mitsumura Printing Company, Ltd., Japan. 10-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Lewis Baltz: Candlestick Point" at Gallery Min, Tokyo (May 12 -- July 2, 1989). Out of print. Scarce.
Near Fine (bumps to the lower right corner of boards; crimping of page edges; minor shelf wear) in Near Fine slipcase (small bumps to top and bottom; minor shelf wear and 2 areas where surface of paper may have been removed by tape or stickers, revealing the matte black paper layer beneath).
A continuation of Baltz's "New Topographics" investigation of the industrial wasteland at San Francisco's Candlestick Point. In wide-angle and close-up views, Baltz lays bare what we'd rather not see, while at the same time luring the viewer with the perverse pleasures of his images, here echoed by the sensuous pleasure of the book itself.