TASCHEN / The Polaroid Book
TASCHEN / The Polaroid Book
TASCHEN / The Polaroid Book
TASCHEN / The Polaroid Book
TASCHEN / The Polaroid Book
TASCHEN / The Polaroid Book
TASCHEN / The Polaroid Book
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TASCHEN / The Polaroid Book

The unique tonality and spontaneous look of Polaroids have made them a popular photographic format for decades. Compiling hundreds of images by renowned artists from the Polaroid Corporation’s own collection and with all the warmth and nostalgia of a family album, this ode to the instant camera chronicles the experimental and innovative ways photographers have used the medium. 

    • Edited by Steve Crist.
    • Essay by Barbara Hitchcock.
    • 254 photographs by 203 artists. 
    • Published April 1, 2008
    • Hardcover / 6.9 x 8.5 in / 352 pages

    TASCHEN

    Lovers of beautiful books adore TASCHEN. A publisher of art books, TASCHEN was created by Benedikt Taschen in 1980 in Cologne, Germany. It was originally centered on comics only, when the then-18-year-old Taschen found himself with an enormous collection of new, rare and collectible comics, and decided to set up a (25 meters square) shop to display and sell them. It went so well that by the end of the 1980s, TASCHEN titles could be found in multiple languages at prices reasonable enough to make art more accessible to everyone.

    Now, 39 years after its inception, the company's mission has long been to publish innovative, beautifully designed art books at prices that don't alienate or limit the audience, and they have seven offices employing over 150 staff. TASCHEN is well known for its abundant, gorgeous coffee-table art books, its impressive selection of comics and graphic novels, and for never shying away from potentially controversial subject matter, sexuality in particular. While many of their publications run to design, décor and artist profiles, many taboo or underground artistic subjects like sexual fetishism and erotica have been brought more into mainstream notice and availability thanks to TASCHEN.

    Regardless of the risqué levels, the subject matter, or the physical dimensions, TASCHEN books all share commonalities: they are quality, they are unusual, and they are gorgeous.

    DETAILS

      • Edited by Steve Crist.
      • Essay by Barbara Hitchcock.
      • 254 photographs by 203 artists. 
      • Published April 1, 2008
      • Hardcover / 6.9 x 8.5 in / 352 pages

      ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

      TASCHEN

      Lovers of beautiful books adore TASCHEN. A publisher of art books, TASCHEN was created by Benedikt Taschen in 1980 in Cologne, Germany. It was originally centered on comics only, when the then-18-year-old Taschen found himself with an enormous collection of new, rare and collectible comics, and decided to set up a (25 meters square) shop to display and sell them. It went so well that by the end of the 1980s, TASCHEN titles could be found in multiple languages at prices reasonable enough to make art more accessible to everyone.

      Now, 39 years after its inception, the company's mission has long been to publish innovative, beautifully designed art books at prices that don't alienate or limit the audience, and they have seven offices employing over 150 staff. TASCHEN is well known for its abundant, gorgeous coffee-table art books, its impressive selection of comics and graphic novels, and for never shying away from potentially controversial subject matter, sexuality in particular. While many of their publications run to design, décor and artist profiles, many taboo or underground artistic subjects like sexual fetishism and erotica have been brought more into mainstream notice and availability thanks to TASCHEN.

      Regardless of the risqué levels, the subject matter, or the physical dimensions, TASCHEN books all share commonalities: they are quality, they are unusual, and they are gorgeous.