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Lewis Baltz: Candlestick Point

Publisher: Tokyo: Gallery Min / Min J. Shirota, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 4906265502
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113979



First edition, first printing. 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 (minor shelf wear to boards, endemic to the title, else Fine) in Very Good slipcase (small bump to top; minor shelf wear and several handling indentations).


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.