The Polaroid Book

The Polaroid Book

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In existence for over 50 years, the Polaroid Corporation's photography collection is the greatest portfolio 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-a-kind images. over 400 works from the Polaroid Collections

essay by Polaroid's Barbara Hitchcock illuminating the beginnings and history of the collection

technical reference section featuring the various types of Polaroid cameras
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 175 x 217 x 34.04mm | 1,076g
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English, French, German
  • Taschen's 25th anniversary ed
  • zahlreiche Farbfotos
  • 3836501899
  • 9783836501897
  • 3,542

About Barbara Hitchcock

Barbara Hitchcock is the director of cultural affairs for the Polaroid Corporation in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is responsible for acquiring artistic photographs for Polaroid and managing its traveling exhibitions and multi-million dollar art collections. She has curated several national exhibitions and currently collaborates with the Photography Collection Committee of the Harvard University Art Museums in Cambridge. California-native Steve Crist's TASCHEN titles include Andre de Dienes's Marilyn, William Claxton's Steve McQueen, and The Polaroid Book.
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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 more
by Felix Li
Beautiful. Inspiring. I'm in more
by Rosie
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