Item description for The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collections of Photography (Taschen's 25th Anniversary Special Editions) by Steve Crist & Barbara Hitchcock...
This survey features more than 400 works from the Polaroid Collection along with essays by Hitchcock, who illuminates the beginnings and history of the Polaroid Corporation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 2.85 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
ISBN 3836501899 ISBN13 9783836501897
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More About Steve Crist & Barbara Hitchcock
Barbara Hitchcock is cultural affairs director for the Polaroid Corporation. She manages the Polaroid Collections and its traveling displays and has curated numerous exhibitions, including "It's a Dog's Life: Photographs by William Wegman" and "Sightseeing: a Space Panorama", a collaboration with NASA. In 2006 she received a Focus Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, for her critical contributions to promoting photography as a fine art.
Barbara Hitchcock currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collections of Photography (Taschen's 25th Anniversary Special Editions)?
a MUST-HAVE for all polaroid enthusiasts Jul 7, 2008
I recently purchased this book and must say that this is a beautifully created masterpiece. Give it up to Taschen for yet another exquisite piece of documentation; this time showing the love and art of the polaroid instant medium. This book provides a visual history of art created through the polaroid lens by some of the great photographers. If you love polaroid you will love this book. Simply a must-have for any enthusiast.
Do not miss the opportunity to own this treasure! May 16, 2008
This is a classic which sold out its first printing. BUY THIS NOW! You will have, preserved on your bookshelf the essence of what Edwin Land envisioned over 65 years ago distilled in one BEAUTIFUL volume. How can the Petters Group (who now owns Polaroid) dare to banish such a beautiful art form from humanity? That's right, Polaroid has stopped making instant film and the supply may barely run through the end of this year, and all expire by the end of next year. THIS IS A CRIME AGAINST ART AND HUMANITY!! Buy the book, then go to savepolaroid.com and join us all to save this incredible art form. JUST LOOK AT THE PAGES OF THIS INCREDIBLE VOLUME!!! You will be amazed!
What a SEXY book!!! Dec 4, 2005
WOW... words can't even begin to describe how much I love this book! It's about time they released a book like this! And the wrapper of this book is genius! It looks like a gigantic box of Polaroid film... I didn't even want to remove the cover at first... I fondled it for awhile and then I slowly peeled it off and curled up on the couch for an hour or two and looked at all the pretty pictures. This book is highly recommended for any Polaroid enthusiast! And if you want to see some great 'roids on the net- check out Polanoid.net!
One of the BEST photo compilations ever!!! Oct 12, 2005
My dad bought a Polaroid Land Camera (of the peel-apart type) before I was born... to take pictures of his chubby firstborn (that would be me, BTW).
Ever since, the sharp, colorful and amazingly stable little prints became part of our family's memory. My love for pictures was definitely boosted by the instant gratification offered by an SX-70 camera, which I still own and use after 25+ years, as well as a brand new Jobpro 600.
"The Polaroid Book" is a must for any hardcore Polaroid fan. Lotsa pictures, beautifully printed, with absolute respect for the authors' vision (Ansel Adams, Joyce Tenneson and Bill Allard, to mention only three of them). Nevertheless, the book's greatest virtue is to prove, without any doubt, that beautiful and creative work can be achieved with the simplest tools and the sheer power of imagination.
Polaroid is still alive and well, and this book is the best supporting evidence. Now, I'll just lay back and wait for that new new-old stock Polaroid Nightcam that I bought on the company's website. Let's see what that 600 film-munching baby can do.
Great Polaroid Attraction! Oct 4, 2005
I recently bought this book. It shows great polaroid pictures and their simplicity attraction and much more! It's worth to have one!