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Lewis Baltz: Candlestick Point [SIGNED]

Publisher: Tokyo: Gallery Min / Min J. Shirota, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 4906265502
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106561

$650.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title 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.

Condition

Fine (minor shelf wear) in Fine slipcase (minor shelf wear).

Description

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.