Polaroid Book: Instant and Unique - The Best Images from the Polaroid Collection (Hardback)(English / French / German)
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DescriptionIn existence for over 50 years, the Polaroid Corporation's photography collection is the greatest collection of Polaroid images in the world. Begun by Polaroid founder Edwin Land and photographer Ansel Adams, the collection now includes images by hundreds of photographers throughout the world and contains important pieces by artists such as David Hockney, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, and Robert Rauschenberg. "The Polaroid Book", a survey of this remarkable collection, pays tribute to a medium that defies the digital age and remains a favorite among artists for its quirky look and instantly gratifying, one-of-kind images.This title features: over 400 works from the Polaroid Collections; an essay by Polaroid's Barbara Hitchcock illuminating the beginnings and history of the collection; and, a technical reference section featuring the various types of Polaroid cameras.
- Published: 01 March 2012
- Format: Hardback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9783836501897 ISBN 10: 3836501899
- Sales rank: 3,752
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Reviews for Polaroid Book
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A coffee table flick through
There's many many polaroids contained within the pages. The layout is simple and attractive so that the focus is on the polaroids and your own interpretation of it. The title of the polaroids are all contained in a catalogue at the end of the book, adding the experience of enjoying a picture for what it is.
Art, i suppose, is left to one's own interpretation...I found some of the snaps beautiful, ethereal, haunting. Whereas there are one's I felt were just bad taste, and I could imagine many, many more snaps better than it.
I'd say coming across a truely beautiful picture in this book is pretty much a treasure hunt itself...there isn't many.
Best left on the coffee table for a casual flick through. by Felix Li
The Polaroid Book
Beautiful. Inspiring. I'm in love. by Rosie