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
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The Polaroid book. Ediz. italiana, spagnola e portoghese

Author: Barbara Hitchcock,S. Crist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836579865

Category: Photography

Page: 480

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Os tons únicos e a espontaneidade das Polaroids os tornaram um formato fotográfico amado por décadas. Repleto de todo o calor e nostalgia de um álbum de família, esta ode à câmera instantânea apresenta centenas de imagens da coleção da Polaroid Corporation. Uma crônica das maneiras experimentais e inovadoras em que as Polaroids desafiaram a era digital.
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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.
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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.
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Polaroid Now

The History and Future of Polaroid Photography (Polaroid Camera Photo Book, Instant Film Photography Book)

Author: Steve Crist

Publisher: Chronicle Chroma

ISBN: 9781797201375

Category: Photography

Page: 400

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Polaroid Then and Now celebrates the history and evolution of the first and foremost instant imaging camera system. Featuring both vintage and current Polaroid photography, this book covers iconic midcentury photographers and artists, as well as contemporary creatives. • A foreword by Matthew Antezzo, Polaroid Art and Culture Director, provides both an historical account and a visionary view forward of the creative possibilities with the revered brand. • An artist index features thumbnail images of every photograph included in the book along with the name of the artist, the location, date, and the specific Polaroid camera and film stock used. • The cover of the book features the original 1960s packaging design by renowned graphic designer Paul Giambarba. This officially licensed partnership with the world-renowned Polaroid brand is the most comprehensive book published on Polaroid to date, showcasing the work of hundreds of photographers from all over the world. It's an eye-catching gift, too; the exterior packaging design of the book celebrates Polaroid's vintage, brightly colored and now iconic design of the Colorpack Film boxes. • The perfect gift for anyone who loves their Polaroid camera, as well as all things vintage like LPs, record players, and film • A beautifully designed book that is a covetable object in itself • Add it to the collection of books like The Polaroid Book by Barbara Hitchcock, Andy Warhol: Polaroids by Richard B. Woodward, and Polaroid: The Complete Guide to Experimental Instant Photography by Rhiannon Adam
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The Camera Does the Rest

How Polaroid Changed Photography

Author: Peter Buse

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022631216X

Category: Photography

Page: 336

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In a world where nearly everyone has a cellphone camera capable of zapping countless instant photos, it can be a challenge to remember just how special and transformative Polaroid photography was in its day. And yet, there’s still something magical for those of us who recall waiting for a Polaroid picture to develop. Writing in the context of two Polaroid Corporation bankruptcies, not to mention the obsolescence of its film, Peter Buse argues that Polaroid was, and is, distinguished by its process—by the fact that, as the New York Times put it in 1947, “the camera does the rest.” Polaroid was often dismissed as a toy, but Buse takes it seriously, showing how it encouraged photographic play as well as new forms of artistic practice. Drawing on unprecedented access to the archives of the Polaroid Corporation, Buse reveals Polaroid as photography at its most intimate, where the photographer, photograph, and subject sit in close proximity in both time and space—making Polaroid not only the perfect party camera but also the tool for frankly salacious pictures taking. Along the way, Buse tells the story of the Polaroid Corporation and its ultimately doomed hard-copy wager against the rising tide of digital imaging technology. He explores the continuities and the differences between Polaroid and digital, reflecting on what Polaroid can tell us about how we snap photos today. Richly illustrated, The Camera Does the Rest will delight historians, art critics, analog fanatics, photographers, and all those who miss the thrill of waiting to see what develops.
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The Rough Guide to Digital Photography

Author: Sophie Goldsworthy

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405388714

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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The Rough Guide to Digital Photography is an up to date quick reference tool for all things photography-related. With tips on composition and technique, editing quick fixes, and cool things to do with photos, this essential handbook tells you what you need to know to maximize the quality and impact of your pictures both online and off. It will also help you make sense of the mass of online options in an ever-changing digital age, from photo sharing and hosting to creating blogs, mash-ups and slideshows. Taking a practical look at the many image tools available, it will help you decide what's best for you and shows you how to: Learn the rules of composition ... and then learn how to break them Harness the power of the digital darkroom and how to create images that will impress your friends Whether you are new to photography, want to get the best out of your cameraphone, or are a dedicated amateur with an SLR this book will help you make the most of your pictures at home, on the move or online.
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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.
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Xiu Xiu

The Polaroid Project : the Book

Author: David Horvitz

Publisher: Mark Batty Pub

ISBN: 9780979048654

Category: Music

Page: 126

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As tour manager and official chronicler of the immensely popular indie rock band Xiu Xiu, David Horvitz devised the idea to document the bands tours by encouraging fans to bring Polaroid film to shows. Photographs of life on the road from towering truck-stop beacons reaching out into huge blue sky to motel room antics were shot and returned to the fans, but not before Horvitz scanned them and meticulously compiled a visual tour diary that goes well beyond the music. He captures the bare-naked zen of touring life: parties, sex, soulful meditation, art, back roads, Americana. These images echo the bands esoteric lyrical styles and the merging of seemingly disparate genres such as punk, classical and electronic that end up saying more about the varied American landscape than the band, though it is through the band that these images are filtered.
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Photography

Author: John Ingledew

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694322

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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"John Ingledew: Photography provides a basic introduction for students across the visual arts. This accessible, inspirational guide to creative photography explores the subjects and themes that have always obsessed photographers and explains technique in a clear and simple way. Embracing the whole spectrum of photography from traditional to digital, it introduces the work of the masters of the art as well as showing fresh, dynamic images created by young photographers from all over the world. An essential resource, the book also provides a valuable overview of careers in photography and a comprehensive reference section, including a glossary of technical vocabulary."--BOOK JACKET.
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