LEWIS BALTZ

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Lewis Baltz on ‘New Topographics and Exhibition ‘Remakes’ (‘A Very Bad Idea’)

39, WEST WALL, SMICOA, 333 MCCORMICK, COSTA MESA © LEWIS BALTZ, IP 39, FROM THE SERIES “NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS, NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA”, 1974; STEIDL   Interview (excerpt) with Lewis Baltz Conducted by Matt Witkovsky At Baltz’s home in Paris, France. 2009 November 15-17 MR. BALTZ: You aspire to making something – at least at the time, […]

ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz – “Contacts”

ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz – “Contacts”

Lewis Baltz (born September 12, 1945) is a visual artist and well known photographer who became an important figure in the New Topographic movement of the late 1970s. Baltz graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute in 1969 and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate School. […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Lewis Baltz” (2009)

Tract House No. 22, 1971 Oral history interview with Lewis Baltz, 2009 Nov. 15-17 An interview of Lewis Baltz conducted 2009 Nov. 15-17, by Matthew Witovsky, for the Archives of American Art’s Oral History Interviews of American Photographers Project, at Baltz’s home, in Paris, France. Lewis Baltz and Matt Witkovsky have reviewed the transcript and […]

ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz “At Albertina” (2013)

ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz “At Albertina” (2013)

In the 1970s Lewis Baltz revolutionized fine-art landscape photography with motifs that had previously not been thought worth depicting, such as deserted industrial buildings, suburban housing developments, and devastated peripheries. In formally rigid photographs he has defamiliarized architectural motifs to such an extent that they turn into almost abstract forms and surfaces. This utterly precise […]

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INTERVIEW: “A Conversation Between Lewis Baltz and John Gossage” (2010)

From Lewis Baltz Works (2010), Lewis Baltz Interview by Monte Packham Lewis Baltz and John Gossage depict man’s contentious impact on the American landscape with more eloquence and consistency than any other photographers of their generation. (That said, Robert Adams is at least their equal.) Baltz, born in 1945 in Newport Beach, California, is deservedly […]

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LEWIS BALTZ: “Notes on Recent Industrial Developments in Southern California” (1974)

Lewis Baltz – Notes on Recent Industrial Developments in Southern California (1974), Journal of Photography, George Eastman House By Lewis Baltz Typical locations: Previously unimproved land. Proximity to freeways and airports is of primary importance. Secondary consideration is given to the availability of rail and marine transport. Typical considerations in site selections: Flat land requiring […]

ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz – “In the Desert” (2010)

ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz – “In the Desert” (2010)

“Lewis Baltz: In the Desert” features 29 photographs from the internationally renowned photographer’s series “Nevada” and “Near Reno.” An icon of contemporary photography, Baltz took the black-and-white images of construction sites and abandoned areas in the northern Nevada desert region between 1977 and 1986. Many of the images in “Lewis Baltz: In the Desert” are […]

ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz – “Contacts Vol. 2″

ASX.TV: Lewis Baltz – “Contacts Vol. 2″

Contacts Vol. 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography The main idea of the project is to show the viewer not just photos of the author, but also to listen to him, talking about his creative path, on global matters, giving inspiration to the author, about the experiences and emotional lines of his work, some of […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Lewis Baltz”

Interview with Lewis Baltz: Jean-Pierre Greff and Elisabeth Milon ‘Photography is a Political Technology of the Gaze’ The photographer Lewis Baltz, originally from California, has spent the past thirty years, mainly in urban and suburban surroundings, bringing out what would otherwise remain below the surface, marginalized, rejected or that indeed that would exist solely as […]