West Street is an accordion fold artist's book that combines Emily Roysdon's recent photographic work with images from the estate of Alvin Baltrop. The setting for both sets of photographs is the deteriorating industrial architecture of the Hudson River piers. Roysdon views this book as part of her ongoing interest in the cultural history of the piers and an opportunity to reflect on Baltrop's spectacular, and unheralded oeuvre of photographs. Along with the collection of folding images, the book contains a text by Roysdon as an extended meditation on these ideas that reverberate through the photographic pairing and the historic context of the Baltrop works.
limited edition of 400
20 special editions (with a solar plate etching printed by Marina Ancona/ 10 Grand Press)
available at printedmatter.org
Published on the occasion of
Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair
and the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference
at MoMA PS1, November 4-7, 2010.
coordinated by: David Senior
Production by: David Senior & Carl Williamson
design by: Circle & Square Design and Emily Roysdon
Many thanks to Randal Wilcox of the Alvin Baltrop Trust, Phil Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, and the Artists’ Books Conference committee.