San Quentin Point. Photographs by Lewis Baltz. Essay by Mark Haworth-Booth. Aperture, Millerton, NY/Verlag Zwolftes Haus, 1986. Unpaged. First edition (1200 copies). Squarish quarto. Clothbound in illustrated dust jacket with printed acetate protector. 58 photo-lithographic reproductions.
Lewis Baltz's early books, The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine, California and Park City explored the urbanization of America's landscape. "The unbroken surfaces that Baltz [depicts] have--in the photograph anyway--a kind of purity of pattern, often quite beautiful. Yet also implicit is a social comment that is less soothing, for the imagery has a closed-off, claustrophobic quality, as if nature itself were being blotted out by man's presence in it"--Michel Frizot, A New History of Photography, p. 656.
Fine+/Fine- jacket and acetate with light rubbing.