Monday, July 11, 2011

Lewis Baltz PROTOTYPES at the National Gallery

"Architecture, real architecture, always life is reduced into 2-D representation...I've avoided this dilemma in my own work by using only sub-architecture." Lewis Baltz

Baltz's images are modern building facades encorached upon by natural elements of decay. They translate to two dimensions readily and elegantly in the way he has framed them and in the minimalist medium of black and white photography. They are largely flat. A view beyond the plane of the wall is rare and conscientous. So, at least banal buildings are good for black and white photographs.

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