Park City. Photographs by Lewis Baltz. Essay by Gus Blaisdell. Artspace Press, Albuquerque, N.M./Castelli Graphics, N.Y. in association with Aperture, Millerton, NY, 1982. 252 pp. First edition of 3000 copies. Large quarto. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions.
Along with Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz is the key practitioner of a coolly minimalist style of landscape photography that arose in the early 1970s, largely in response to the grandiose, operatic scenes of Ansel Adams and other Modernists (but not unrelated to Minimalism in other areas of art and design). He first made his mark in 1974 with The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California. Park City is a carefully sequenced selection of photographs made in the new resort development of Park City, Utah (later, site of the Sundance Film Festival). The essay, by Gus Blaisdell, discusses philosophical aspects of Baltz's work and photography in general. Extremely fine reproductions by the Acme Printing Company.
Fine-; small area of abrasion (only 1/4")lower board edge; tiny smudge to page edges; jacket about Near Fine; minor abrasion to extremities; small area of creasing upper edge rear panel; tiny tears with some adjacent creasing, crown and base of spine.