Defining moments

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-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
The author:
Barbara Hitchcock es la directora de asuntos culturales de la Corporation Polaroid en Waltham, Massachusetts. Se encarga de adquirir fotografías artísticas para Polaroid y es la responsable de gestionar sus exposiciones itinerantes y multimillonarias colecciones de arte. Ha sido comisaria de diversas exposiciones nacionales y actualmente colabora con el Comité de la Colección de Fotografía de los Museos de Arte de la Universidad de Harvard en Cambridge.

The editor:
California-native Steve Crist's TASCHEN titles include André de Dienes's Marilyn, William Claxton's Steve McQueen, and The Polaroid Book.
The Polaroid Book (TASCHEN 25 Edition)

The Polaroid Book

, Steve Crist
Hardcover, 6.9 x 8.5 in., 352 pages
$ 14.99
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
"Un catalogo di fotografia in formato tascabile, così come sono tascabili le polaroid da cui è composto Il libro infatti raccoglie le migliori istantanee di artisti (ma anche di persone comuni) scattate negli ultimi vent'anni: ne risulta un caleidoscopio di immagini e colori, un puzzle di emozioni e racconti sul mondo, che parlano di viaggi, di ricerca stilistica o di bellezza. Dedicato agli appassionati di foto ma anche a chi ha voglia di sfogliare qualcosa di diverso."
— Woman, Milano, Italy
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