Lewis Baltz: Common Objects
“Common Objects” (first edition, 2014) revisits Lewis Baltz’s most remarkable series from The Prototype Works (1967–1976) to Ronde de Nuit (1992–1995), and interrogates for the first time the influence of European cinema (Antonioni, Godard, Hitchcock) on his work. Baltz’s seminal series The Prototype Works, The Tract Houses (1969–1971), Candlestick Point (1987–1989), Sites of Technology (1989–1991) and Ronde de Nuit are presented in dialogue with stills from several films: Alfred Hitchcock’s Saboteur and Psycho, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point, La Notte and Red Desert, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Les Carabiniers.
Born in 1945 in Newport Beach, California, Lewis Baltz is an American photographer and author. He first gained recognition as one of the key figures in the New Topographic Movement of the late 1970s, pioneering an approach to photography that refused to glorify industrial process, revealing instead landscapes blighted by rapid development and human detritus. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and Claremont Graduate School. Baltz came to prominence with the New Topographics movement of the 1970s, and his awards include a Guggenheim fellowship and the Charles Pratt Memorial Award. Baltz’s work is held in most major museum collections. Baltz died on November 22, 2014 at the age of 69.
USED but the book is in excellent condition.
Note that the plastic sleeve has a little tear at a corner.
Published by STEIDL / LE BAL.
112 pages. Paperback / softback
27.5 x 27.5 cm (10.82″ x 10.82″)
First Edition 07/2014
Printed in Germany.
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