Taschen - The Polaroid Book (2nd Hand Hardback)
The unique tonality and spontaneous look of Polaroids have made them a popular photographic format for decades.
Compiling hundreds of images by renowned artists from the Polaroid Corporation's own collection and with all the warmth and nostalgia of a family album, this ode to the instant camera chronicles the experimental and innovative ways.
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 favourite among artists for its quirky look and instantly gratifying, one-of-a-kind images. over 400 works from the Polaroid Collections.
Includes an essay by Polaroid's Barbara Hitchcock illuminating the beginnings and history of the collection & a technical reference section featuring the various types of Polaroid cameras.
- Format : Thick, Glossy 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - The Arts, Photography & Fashion
- Published : 2008 (Taschen - Their 25th Anniversary Edition)
- ISBN : 9783836501897
- SKU : B002670
- PPC : SP1400gm
- RRP : Unknown
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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"Taschen's book encompasses all of that history and exploration and art by presenting hundreds of individual photos all created with Polaroid film. The images range from experimental to candid to test shots to accidental masterpieces by artists from the full range of the photographic arts. As with most Taschen books, it is printed in several languages, laid out with care, dedication, and full credit to artists and copyright holders. The colour details are gorgeous and the tome is an excellent addition to any collection or bookshelf. Recommended"
"An interesting selection of photos from the collection of the Polaroid company. As such, it's primarily a showcase for Polaroid film & cameras and the sort of things you can do with them. The roster of artists is quite impressive - including luminaries like Robert Frank, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, Chuck Close, Ansel Adams, David Hockney, Jim Dine, Elliott Erwitt, Philippe Halsman, Art Kane, Mary Ellen Mark, Duane Michals, Helmut Newton, Eliot Porter, Jerry Uelsmann, Brett Weston and William Wegman. As a book of art photography, it's fascinating. Most importantly, they've kept intact one of the most important parts of the photos that add that particular Polaroid charm: the edges of the print."- Goodreads Reviews.
The company began as Taschen Comics, publishing Benedikt's comic collection. Taschen has been a pioneer in making lesser-seen art available to mainstream bookstores, including some fetishistic imagery, queer art, historical erotica, pornography and adult magazines (including multiple books with Playboy magazine). The firm has brought potentially controversial art into broader public view, publishing it alongside its more mainstream books of comics reprints, art photography, painting, design, fashion, advertising history, film, and architecture.