Publisher: Santa Monica, California: Ram Publications, in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2001
Edition: 2nd Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 107698
1974/2001. First edition thus (the original edition was published in 1974 by Castelli Graphics, New York), first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Baltz. Hardcover. Cloth, with dust jacket, in slipcase. Photographs by Lewis Baltz. Introduction (in English) by Adam Weinberg, Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art. 112 pp. with 51 duotone plates. 11 x 11-1/2 inches.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (opened only for signature).
From the publisher: "As a young photographer, Lewis Baltz became fascinated by the stark, sometimes repellent, manmade landscapes fast replacing the mostly agrarian Southern California. The photos he made became a portfolio, New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California, and when they were first published in 1974, Baltz was hailed as the father of a new way of thinking which resonated with photographers around the world. The Topographic movement unflinchingly details the landscape of construction sites and suburban sprawl, turning utilitarian, anti-artistic sites into works of strange, minimalist beauty."