The Polaroid Book by Barbara Hitchcock
Selections from the Polaroid Collections of Photography (Taschen's 25th Anniversary Special Editions) (German Edition)

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...retouched only by handling and age, the images in Diego Uchitel's 'Polaroids'...puncture the glossy monotony of fashion and celebrity portraiture that is his bread and butter.
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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 Text in English, French, and German

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Steve Crist has edited and created numerous art and photography books including The Polaroid Book, Marilyn by Andre de Dienes, Jazzlife and Steve McQueen by William Claxton, and The Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman. In 2006, he created and published the internationally successful Gonzo by Hunter S. Thompson. Steve is the Publisher of AMMO Books, and is currently in production with Todd Oldham on Charley Harper - An Illustrated Life, and Lulu by Lulu de Kwiatkowski. He lives in Los Angeles. 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.
Published April 1, 2008 by Taschen. 351 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel.
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...retouched only by handling and age, the images in Diego Uchitel's 'Polaroids'...puncture the glossy monotony of fashion and celebrity portraiture that is his bread and butter.

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