West Street is an accordion-folded artist’s book that combines Emily Roysdon’s recent photographic work, The Piers Untitled, 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.

West Street was published in a limited edition of 400
. 20 copies were published as special editions (with a solar plate etching printed by Marina Ancona/10 Grand Press).

Emily Roysdon, West Street (New York: Emily Roysdon, 2010). Coordinated by David Senior. Production managed by David Senior and Carl Williamson. Designed by Circle & Square Design with Emily Roysdon. Published on the occasion of Printed Matter, Inc.’s 2010 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1.