LEWIS BALTZ: THE NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA
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This collection of Baltz’s photography is part of an architectural photography monograph series Baltz began in the 1970s. By posing the camera like so many innocent questions, Baltz’s photos are exhibitions of the formal, cultural, and philosophical scissions that mark the intersections where, in our built environment, we come up against the familiar or the ignored. The expository, angular layout is unfussy and direct, framing black-and-white facades of warehouses and dirt-piled parking lots in the suggestively neat, white space of perhaps the institution, the photo book, or the artist himself––drawn around that critical, outsider eye, this book is borne of the archival impulse that has implied our need for order, our urge to relate ourselves quick to the space before the feeling comes up again, that everything might fall away.
Text in English/German.