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Lewis Baltz Archive, 1967-2013

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Finding aid for the Lewis Baltz Archive, 1968-2013

Title: Lewis Baltz Archive
Dates: 1967-2013
Number: 2013.M.31
Creator/Collector: Baltz, Lewis, 1945-2014
Extent: 54.0 linear feet (49 boxes)
Abstract: American photographer and author Lewis Baltz first gained recognition as one of the key figures in the New Topographic Movement of the late 1970s, pioneering an approach to photography that refused to glorify industrial process, revealing instead landscapes blighted by rapid development and human detritus. The collection encompasses Baltz's career spanning from his early black-and-white Prototype Works of the late 1960s to his color projects of the early twenty-first century up to and including Aqua Alta and It's a Wonderful Life (2002). Included are original materials - negatives with printing notes, contact sheets, outtakes for images not selected as part of a final project, proof prints, and duplicate final prints - as well as installation shots, exhibition ephemera, and publications by and about Baltz.
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Language: Collection material is in English and French with some German.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Beth Ann Guynn


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