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Common objects

Artist: Lewis Baltz

Publishers: LE BAL - Steidl

Co-published with Steidl for the 2014 exhibition Common Objects, this book-object creates a visual interaction between the pictures of Baltz and excerpts from the movies exhibited.

Lewis Baltz had already emphasized the influence that cinema had on his photography but this was the first time, on the occasion of the exhibition, that he named precise sources: Hitchcock, Godard and Antonioni. Conceived by Pierre Hourquet, the publication is presented in the form of 120 stapled pages in a silk-screened plastic case, flexible like a record sleeve. The film excerpts are printed on a transparent rhodoid plastic that covers the white pages, and on rare occasions the Baltz images, creating a beautiful hide and seek effect.

The book includes excerpts from the Candlestick Point, Ronde de Nuit, Prototype Works, Tract Houses and Sites of Technology series, as well as texts by film historian and curator Dominique Païni and writer and curator David Campany.

Publication date:2014
Number of pages: 120 pages
Weight: 757 g.
Dimensions: 27,5 × 27,5 cm
Language:French / English
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