BALTZ, Lewis. Park City. Alburquerque and New York: Artspace Press and Castelli Graphics in association with Aperture, Inc., (1980). SIGNED
is on back order
BALTZ, Lewis and Gus Blaisdell.
Alburquerque and New York: Artspace Press and Castelli Graphics in association with Aperture, Inc., (1980).
4to (267 × 278 mm) pp. [ii], 246, . 102 black-and-white photographs, text by Blaisdell. Design by Jack W. Stauffacher. Grey endpapers. Olive cloth-covered boards, spine lettered in black; starting to pull at head of spine as is often the case. Photo-illustrated dust-jacket; creases and wear to spine ends, light wear to folds at spine and flaps. Baltz's signature in black ink to title-page. A very good copy.
First edition, signed. The second part of a loose trilogy begun with The New Industrial Parks... (1974) and concluded with San Quentin Point (1986). 'Park City marks a key moment in Baltz's oeuvre, when he brought his conceptual instincts fully to the fore. He has now moved to a position where he altogether eschews the notion of photography as a distinctive medium, regarding it simply as one unexceptional component amongst many in contemporary art practice. Rigorous, passionate, fiercely intelligent, Park City is one of the most important photobooks of the late twentieth century' (The Photobook II).
The Photobook: A History vol. II, p.34; 802 photo books from the M + M Auer collection, p.628