The New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California. Photographs by Lewis Baltz. Leo Castelli/Castelli Graphics, New York, 1974. Unpaged. Squarish quarto. Edition limited to 960 copies. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions
Writing in Roth, The Book of 101 Books, Vince Aletti referred to this book, along with Robert Adams' The New West, "the most cogent, concise, and rigorous New Topographics documents produced in America."
While they explore the cold, anonymous surfaces of the man-made environment, as Aletti points out, Baltz's images "can't help but establish [their] link to minimalist painting and sculpture, particularly Donald Judd's boxes and Carl Andre's concrete blocks."
Near Fine- in Near Fine dust jacket; short, 1 1/4" split to front hinge; a few surface 'dings' to boards; jacket a bit shelf-worn; small 1/4" chip lower corner, with adjacent crease; a few tiny nicks at upper edge; a few spots of soiling to page edges.