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Lewis Baltz - Park City, Artspace Press and Castelli Graphics, 1980, New York

 

Hardcover, cloth bound with dust jacket. Essay by Gus Blaisdell, design by Jack W Stauffacher.

"During 1978 and 1979 Lewis Baltz, one of America's foremost contemporary photographers, undertook to document the building of a rapidly growing ski resort and second-home development east of Salt Lake City in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. His concern was to record the construction of Park City as an example of the urbanization of the American West. When Baltz first saw the landscape around Park City, it appeared utterly chaotic, devastated by decades of abuse and neglect. Littered with fragments of iron, glass, wood, and wire -- the residue of mining wastes abandoned years earlier -- much of the land could support only meager vegetation. The scene suggested the aftermath of cataclysmic, purposeless violence. During the two and one half years that Baltz photographed Park City, the wasteland was covered with houses and commercial structures; ironically these only increased the sense of starkness and desolation." (From the publisher)

Pages: 248
Place: New York
Year: 1980
Publisher: Artspace Press and Castelli Graphics
Size: 29 x 27 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume II" by Parr/Badger
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Lewis Baltz Park City

Lewis Baltz Park City

Lewis Baltz Park City

Lewis Baltz Park City

Lewis Baltz Park City

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Hardcover, cloth bound with dust jacket. Essay by Gus Blaisdell, design by Jack W Stauffacher.

"During 1978 and 1979 Lewis Baltz, one of America's foremost contemporary photographers, undertook to document the building of a rapidly growing ski resort and second-home development east of Salt Lake City in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. His concern was to record the construction of Park City as an example of the urbanization of the American West. When Baltz first saw the landscape around Park City, it appeared utterly chaotic, devastated by decades of abuse and neglect. Littered with fragments of iron, glass, wood, and wire -- the residue of mining wastes abandoned years earlier -- much of the land could support only meager vegetation. The scene suggested the aftermath of cataclysmic, purposeless violence. During the two and one half years that Baltz photographed Park City, the wasteland was covered with houses and commercial structures; ironically these only increased the sense of starkness and desolation." (From the publisher)

Pages: 248
Place: New York
Year: 1980
Publisher: Artspace Press and Castelli Graphics
Size: 29 x 27 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume II" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. II picks here