The Polaroid Book

Selections from the Polaroid Collections of Photography
Author: Barbara Hitchcock,Steve Crist
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822830727
Category: Photography
Page: 399
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In 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. ? over 400 works from the Polaroid Collection ? essay by Polaroid's Barbara Hitchcock illuminating the beginnings and history of the collection ? technical reference section featuring the various types of Polaroid cameras

The Polaroid Project

At the Intersection of Art and Technology
Author: William A. Ewing,Barbara Hitchcock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500544730
Category: Art and technology
Page: 288
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Polaroid founder Edwin Land regarded his invention as more than a technical accomplishment or a convenient medium for both professional photographers and consumers - he saw Polaroid as a means of artistic expression. At Land's behest, and starting from a collaboration with Ansel Adams in 1949, Polaroid built an artists' liaison programme in which artists and photographers would donate prints in return for materials and access to cutting-edge Polaroid technology - including the legendary 24 x 20 inch Polaroid camera. Over the next five decades, the Polaroid collections in both the United States and Europe became world-renowned for the stellar list of names whose work it contained. Following Polaroid's second bankruptcy in 2008, the collections were fragmented - the US and European collections were split and key works were sold at auction. A comprehensive view of the collection was no longer possible - until now. With an associated, internationally touring exhibition opening in June 2017, The Polaroid Project is the only book to bring together both the outstanding photography created by the artists and photographers Polaroid worked with, alongside the technical objects and artifacts from the MIT Museum archive. Curated by William A. Ewing and Barbara Hitchcock, and with texts from other leading critics, curators and writers that discuss the Polaroid phenomenon in terms of artistic output and lasting legacy on design, technology, society and business, this book is the definitive publication for the many who have a deep love of Polaroid.

Instant Love

How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids
Author: Jenifer Altman,Susannah Conway,Amanda Gilligan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 0811879267
Category: Photography
Page: 176
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With instant film once again available, Polaroids and other instant cameras are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. This friendly and informative guide is the essential how-to book for shooting gorgeous instant pictures with personal panache and a touch of romance. Packed with tips on how to shoot with various cameras, details about the different types of film available, advice on composition and lighting techniques, plus creative projects to transform snapshots into keepsake mementos and portfolios of beautiful images for inspiration, this is the ultimate companion for capturing instant memories.

The Polaroid Years

Instant Photography and Experimentation
Author: Mary-Kay Lombino
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791352640
Category: Photography
Page: 224
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This journey through the years of the Polaroid era documents the evolution of instant photography. Hundreds of images celebrate the myriad ways in which Polaroid photographs have been used & ingeniously manipulated by Walker Evans, David Hockney, Barbara Kasten, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucas Samaras & many others.


The Story of Polaroid
Author: Christopher Bonanos
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616891580
Category: Photography
Page: 192
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"Pictures in a minute!" In the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Polaroid was the hottest technology company on Earth. They were an innovation machine that cranked out one irresistible product after another. It was even the company after which Steve Jobs is said to have modeled Apple, and the comparison is true. Jobs's hero, Edwin Land, Polaroid's visionary founder, turned his 1937 garage startup into a billion-dollar pop-culture phenomenon. Instant: The Story of Polaroid, a richly illustrated, behind-the-scenes look at the company, tells the tale of Land's extraordinary and beloved invention. From the introduction of Polaroid's first instant camera in 1948 to its meteoric rise and dramatic collapse into bankruptcy in the 2000s, Instant is both a cautionary tale about tech companies that lose their edge and a remarkable story of American ingenuity. Written in a breezy, accessible tone by New York magazine senior editor Chris Bonanos, this first book-length history of Polaroid also features colorful illustrations from Polaroid's history, including the company's iconic branding and marketing efforts.

Land's Polaroid

a company and the man who invented it
Author: Peter C. Wensberg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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Chronicles the story of Edwin Land, the publicity-shy genius who created the Polaroid Corporation and brought the world instant photography, only to lose control of his own creation

Andre Kertesz

The Polaroids
Author: André Kertész,Robert Gurbo
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393065640
Category: Photography
Page: 127
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A volume of largely unpublished works is comprised of pieces that were taken with a Polaroid camera as part of the photographer's effort to recover from the loss of his wife and features scenes that were shot in and from his New York City Washington Square apartment.


Author: Rhiannon Adam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500544600
Page: 272
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A complete, intuitive, step-by-step guide to experimental instant photography techniques and the manipulation of Polaroid prints and cameras


The Magic Material
Author: Florian Kaps
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711237506
Category: Photography
Page: 256
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Florian ‘Doc’ Kaps tells the amazing story of Polaroid, a photographic medium he helped to rescue from oblivion in 2008. The story starts with visionary founder Edwin Land’s development of instant film in the 1940s. Doc shows how Polaroid has influenced visual culture in the seventy years since then, presenting more than 250 Polaroids including found portraits, ‘thoughtographs’, erotica, anthropology, fashion and fine art from photographers including Andy Warhol, Araki, Ansel Adams and Chuck Close. The book also tells the story of how Doc revived production of film in 2008 with The Impossible Project, and explores the place of this analogue technology in the twenty-first century. The factors that led Polaroid to discontinue production in a world transformed by digital photography are the very reasons why there is ever-growing demand for the magic of instant photography today.

Found Polaroids

Author: Jason Bitner,Tod (CON) Lippy
Publisher: Quack Media
Category: Humor
Page: 184
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From the creators of FOUND Magazine, Dirty FOUND and the national best-selling FOUND books (Simon and Schuester), this hard-bound, full color edition features 192 previously unpublished Polaroids sent in from all over the world.

Death of a Polaroid

A Manics Family Album
Author: Nicky Wire
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571278527
Category: Foto's / gtt
Page: 298
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Collection of Polaroid photographs by Mitch Ikeda and others of Manic band members and items from and locations of their travels compiled by Nicky Wire and others.


How to Take Instant Photos
Author: Polaroid
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784720841
Category: Photography
Page: 160
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Instant cameras mean instant fun - and no-one understands this better than Polaroid, global icon and pioneer of instant photography for over 75 years. Rediscover the magic of analogue photography with this friendly and accessible guide, packed with everything you need to know to start taking and sharing your own unique instant photos: - Getting to grips with the basic skills - Creative projects and simple DIY effects - Inspirational mood boards and styling ideas - Inventive ways to display your photos - Finding the right Polaroid camera for you - from vintage classics to the new generation

Laura Letinsky: Time's Assignation - the Polaroids

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781942185222
Category: Photography
Page: 180
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In Laura Letinsky: Time's Assignation the Polaroid--now an anachronistic format, a leftover of photographic history--is conjoined with the photographer's trademark subject matter: the remains of meals and appetites never entirely sated. Chicago-based photographer Laura Letinsky (born 1962) used Polaroid Type 55 film as part of her working process until the film was discontinued in 2008, exploring focus, composition, exposure and light in black-and-white instant photographs as she worked up to the larger-scale color works for which she is best known. Like sketches, the photographs in this volume--small, slow and raw--reveal a process of asking. This way or that? More or less? Now or then? A Polaroid is a fugitive thing, beautiful in its decomposition, subject to change as much as the still life compositions of ripe fruits and nibbled foods that Letinsky arranges. Time's Assignation collects Polaroids taken by the photographer in her studio between 1997 and 2008, now stabilized, their high-key tones slipping into white veils and darker tones metallized in hues of taupe, gold and gunmetal gray. These photographs offer a record of Letinsky's working process, but are a compelling body of photographic work in their own right, exploring time's unrelenting progression in their subject matter and materiality.

Dennis Hopper - Polaroids

Author: Dennis Hopper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788862084765
Page: 132
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Hopper's color Polaroids of LA's gang graffiti After losing himself in Taos, New Mexico, for 15 years, Dennis Hopper (1936-2010) returned to Los Angeles in the mid-'80s. In 1987, on the verge of directing Colors, Hopper made use of a Polaroid camera to document gang graffiti in Los Angeles. He was particularly drawn to the abstract shapes of overlapping paint that appeared when graffiti had been covered up or written over, reminding him, he said, "that art is everywhere in every corner that you choose to frame and not just ignore and walk by." The Polaroids presented for the first time in this book are proof of that observation. Hopper firmly considered himself an "abstract expressionist and action painter by nature, and a Duchampian finger pointer by choice," subscribing wholeheartedly to the idea that "the artist of the future will merely point his finger and say it's art--and it will be art." In turning the instantaneous, disposable nature of the medium of Polaroid film into pictures as deliberate and final as an image achieved by an artist painting on canvas, these images represent the first part of Hopper's journey back to the world of photography, picking up where he had left off so many years before. This book is in many ways a companion to Drugstore Camera(2015), also edited and designed by Michael Schmelling, which presented Hopper's personal photographs taken in Taos, New Mexico.

Sante D'Orazio

a private view : photographs & diary
Author: Sante D'Orazio,David Fahey
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
Category: Photography
Page: 296
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A Triumph of Genius

Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War
Author: Ronald K. Fierstein
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781627227698
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 644
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This major business biography of Polaroid and its founder and inventor Edwin Land, covers how the company grew from the initial Polavision prototypes during World War II, to the 1980s landmark patent infringement trial against Kodak that nearly brought the company to its knees.

Photographers A-Z

Author: Hans-Michael Koetzle
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836554367
Category: Photography
Page: 640
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Masters and monographs: An encyclopedia of 20th century photographers and their finest publications A comprehensive overview of the most influential photographers of the last century and their finest monographs. Arranged alphabetically, this biographical encyclopedia features every major photographer of the 20th century, from the earliest representatives of classical Modernism right up to the present day. Richly illustrated with facsimiles from books and magazines, this book includes all the major photographers of the last one hundred years especially those who have distinguished themselves with important publications or exhibitions, or who have made a significant contribution to the culture of the photographic image. The entries include photographers from North America and Europe as well as from Japan, Latin America, Africa, and China. Photographers A-Z focuses on photographic images and culture, but also features photographers working in applied areas, whose work goes beyond the merely illustrative, and is regarded as photographic art and is conserved by major museums, such as Julius Shulman, Terry Richardson, Cindy Sherman, and David LaChapelle.