The Prototype Works

The Prototype Works
Author: Lewis Baltz
Publisher: Steidl
Language: English
Weight: 1.7180 kg
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783869302508
Price: €58.00
Product Description

Beginning in 1965, but especially in the years between 1967 and 1971, Lewis Baltz made a body of work concentrated
on the dialectic between simple, regular geometric forms found in the postwar industrial landscape, and the
culture that generated such forms. Stucco walls, parking lots, the sides of warehouse sheds or disused billboards
baked in the steady Californian sunlight. Baltz called his works Prototypes, by which he meant replicable social conventions
as well as model structures of replicable manufacture.
Marking Baltz's preliminary forays into a minimal aesthetic, The Prototype Works continued his work to capture the
reality of a sprawling Western ecology gone wild.
Lewis Baltz's works have been the subject of over fifty one person exhibitions. Seventeen monographs have been
published on his work. He came to prominence as a part of the New Topography movement of the 1970s. Baltz studied
at the San Francisco Art Institute and received a Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate School in 1971.
He is currently based in Paris and Venice.