Limited edition of 1,100 Boxed Sets, with a certificate (bound in Volume 9), signed and numbered in pencil by Lewis Baltz. This set has the number 629.
Works celebrates Lewis Baltz’s indelible influence on the development of contemporary photography. Comprising ten volumes in a slipcase, Works contains reissues of Baltz’s most significant books, many of which are now collectible rarities, as well as four as yet unpublished projects. Each of the books has been crafted in close collaboration with Baltz, who oversaw each stage of production at Steidl. From scanning of the vintage prints, to book design, selection of paper and binding materials, pre-press and printing, Baltz has shaped the form and aesthetic of these publications. Printed in luminous quadrotone, Works is a testament to the importance of the book as a primary medium in Baltz’s practice.
Volume 1: The Prototype Works, 1967-76. Text by Matthew S. Witkovsky. 188 pp.
Volume 2: The Tract Houses, 1971. Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg. Text by Sheryl Conkelton. 60 pp.
Volume 3: The New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California, 1974. 108 pp.
Volume 4: Maryland, 1976. Text by Jane Livingston. 56 pp.
Volume 5: Nevada, 1977. Text by Robert Sobieszek. 44 pp.
Volume 6: Park City, 1980. Text by Hubertus von Amelunxen. 216 pp.
Volume 7: San Quentin Point, 1986. 120 pp.
Volume 8: Near Reno, 1986. 32 pp.
Volume 9: Continuous Fire Polar Circle, 1986. 20 pp.
Volume 10: Sites of Technology, 1989-91. Text by Antonello Frongia. 120 pp.