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THE POLAROID BOOK: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Edition Thus/First Printing

Beard, Peter; Hockney, David; Mapplethorpe, Robert; Warhol, Andy & Other Artist/Photographers

Published by Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2008
ISBN 10: 3836501899 / ISBN 13: 9783836501897
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Title: THE POLAROID BOOK: THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ...

Publisher: Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 365 pages. Published in 2008. 25th-Anniversary Edition of the classic collection. One of the best anthologies on photography of our time. The first appearance of the title in this Special Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only as part of Taschen's 25th Anniversary Editions. The book has been completely re-designed: Photographs by various contributors, a Who's Who of 20th century and contemporary photography. Accompanying Captions and texts in English, French, and German. Essay by Barbara Hitchcock, which illuminates the beginnings and history of the collection. Sumptuously produced on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In a brilliant, new pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Please note: The inexpensively produced 2005 Edition did not have a DJ. Re-presents, in a collectible, jacketed format, "The Polaroid Book". "In existence for over 50 years, the Polaroid Corporation's Photography Collection is the greatest collection of Polaroid images in the world. Assembled by Polaroid founder Edwin Land and photographer Ansel Adams, the collection 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. A survey of this remarkable collection, it 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" (Publisher's blurb). Nearly every serious photographer fell in love with the Polaroid camera, and used it at some point. Peter Beard, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol, among other major artists, created a significant body of Polaroid work. Carlo Mollino, the ultimate aesthete-artist, is best-known for and gave new meaning to the Polaroid photograph as one-of-a-kind. An absolute "must-have" title for Polaroid and photography book collectors. This title is a great photography anthology. This is one of few copies of the 25th Anniversary First Edition Thus/First Printing (indicated as such on the DJ front flap and spine only, of all places, and nowhere else in the book itself) and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have serious flaws because they have been pored over again and again. A scarce copy thus. 400 plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century and our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO "12 INSTANT IMAGES: THE SX-70 EXPERIENCE" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3836501899. Bookseller Inventory # 19925

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Synopsis: 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

Product Description: 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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