Lewis Baltz: For Lewis Baltz

8 38 texts. 14 images


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Lewis Baltz


Conceived and edited by artist Slavica Perkovic, this book for Lewis Baltz presents letters she asked Baltz’s friends to write to him without seeing the images he had secretly made while teaching in Venice. (Baltz had told all he had stopped photographing; he had in fact continued to do so, walking the empty Lido beach to the Grand Hotel des Bains, then closed for renovation.) The first book of new material by Baltz since his passing in 2014, For Lewis Baltz. 8 + 38 texts.14 images is shaped by the continuing resonance of his oeuvre, his absence and the complex notion of self.

Lewis left me negatives that he’d never printed. He knew about this book and asked me to wait four years before bringing it to fruition. Slavica Perkovic

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 26 x 41 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 31 December 2021
Number of pages 148
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26 x 41 cm
Weight 300 g


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Born in Newport Beach, California, Lewis Baltz (1945-2014) studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and Claremont Graduate School. Baltz came to prominence with the New Topographics movement of the 1970s, and his awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Charles Pratt Memorial Award. Baltz's work is held in many major museum collections. His books with Steidl include 89-91, Sites of Technology (2007), WORKS (2010), The Prototype Works (2011) and Candlestick Point (2011).

Slavica Perkovic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, and studied art history and experimental cinema at the École de Louvre and the University of Paris VIII. Perkovic has exhibited internationally and her work is held in institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fotomuseum Winterthur. Her books with Steidl are Betty, Kim, Irena, Slavika (2001) and Nika Forever (2011).