Saturday, May 5, 2012

LEWIS BALTZ: New Steidl bookworks

Texts. This is the long-awaited compendium of Lewis Baltz's writings from 1975 until 2007, drawn from his critical writing for magazines such as Art in America, the Times Literary Supplement, L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui and Purple. The book includes Baltz's texts on Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Robert Adams, Michael Schmidt, Allan Sekuka, Chris Burden, Thomas Ruff, Barry Le Va, Jeff Wall, Félix González-Torres, John McLaughlin, Slavica Perkovic and Krzysztof Wodiczko, among others. This important publication gives Baltz's literary output the standing it deserves and offers a unique insight into some of history's leading photographers.

Introduction by Matthew S. Witkovsky.
160 pages, 13.5 cm x 21 cm, clothbound hardcover with foil embossing and a bookmark with an acetate dust jacket.

Rule Without Exception / Only Exceptions. This progressive book object combines two volumes and covers the sweep and depth of Lewis Baltz's influential oeuvre. Rule Without Exception is a re-issue of Baltz's award-winning mid-career retrospective book which accompanied a travelling exhibition of the same name in 1991. The book surveys Baltz's work from The Prototype Works of 1967 through to Sites of Technology of 1991, showing the range of his images of industrialised landscapes and technological sites. Each section of the book is accompanied by installation views as well as texts by distinguished writers, some newly commissioned for this edition. Only Exceptions is a new book chronicling Baltz's work – now usually site-generated commissioned works – from 1992 to the present and is published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Kunstmuseum, Bonn. Only Exceptions includes Baltz's work in California, Leipzig's Black Triangle, Reggio Emilia, Groningen, Rome, Venice, and two projects with Jean Nouvel in France and Italy. Texts by Mowry Baden, Simon Baker, Gus Blaisdell, Olivier Boissière, Paolo Costantini, Marco Fincardi, Stefan Gronert, Mark Haworth- Booth, Marvin Heiferman, Shirley Irons, Jeff Kelley, Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Jane Livingston, Jeff Rian, Christoph Schaden, Michael Schmidt, Urs Stahel and Igor Zabel.

Book design by Connie Wilson and Lewis Baltz.
2 volumes,184 pages, 23.8 cm x 33.3 cm, 130 photographs, each duotone and four colour process, Two otabind softcovers, housed in a cardboard sleeve.

Lewis Baltz is one the most intelligent and perceptive voices working in the photographic medium today. These books are essential additions to any photobook collection.

The books can be obtained direct from Steidl by going HERE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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