The Polaroid Book
The Polaroid Book
The Polaroid Book
The Polaroid Book
The Polaroid Book
The Polaroid Book
The Polaroid Book

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.

    All orders are typically processed the following business day and shipped from our studio in San Francisco per your selected shipping method. During particularly busy seasons, such as during the holidays, orders may take up to 3 business days to process. 

    Please note that, by default, packages are sent without the requirement of a signature for delivery. If you would like to require a signature, please make note of it in the Special Instructions or Requests section of your Cart prior to check-out.

    If you are purchasing a gift and would like to schedule same day delivery (SAN FRANCISCO CITY ONLY), please submit your request to hello@bstowboxes.com before 12 pm and prior to placing your order online to ensure that we can accommodate your request that day.

    Any additional questions? Check our FAQ or send an email to hello@bstowboxes.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

    Turn any item into a beautifully presented gift with a double-faced, black satin ribbon bow, premium b.stow gift card for your personal (and handwritten) message and signature eco-elegant b.stow packaging.

    Gift card options available on individual product page upon selection of Gift Wrap Option.

    Small or rectangular items may be additionally wrapped in matte black wrapping paper.

    By default, when selecting any of our Gift Wrap Options, no pricing information will be included in your order.

    Sample image shown; actual gift wrapping may vary.

    Add a signature b.stow gift card for your personal message this holiday season. Choose from a selection of premium cards, all complete with a mini envelope and your handwritten sentiment.

    Gift card options available on individual product page upon selection of Gift Wrap Option.

    By default, when selecting any of our Gift Wrap Options, no pricing information will be included in your order.

    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.

      SHIPPING

      All orders are typically processed the following business day and shipped from our studio in San Francisco per your selected shipping method. During particularly busy seasons, such as during the holidays, orders may take up to 3 business days to process. 

      Please note that, by default, packages are sent without the requirement of a signature for delivery. If you would like to require a signature, please make note of it in the Special Instructions or Requests section of your Cart prior to check-out.

      If you are purchasing a gift and would like to schedule same day delivery (SAN FRANCISCO CITY ONLY), please submit your request to hello@bstowboxes.com before 12 pm and prior to placing your order online to ensure that we can accommodate your request that day.

      Any additional questions? Check our FAQ or send an email to hello@bstowboxes.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

      𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗨𝗫𝗘 𝗚𝗜𝗙𝗧 𝗪𝗥𝗔𝗣

      Turn any item into a beautifully presented gift with a double-faced, black satin ribbon bow, premium b.stow gift card for your personal (and handwritten) message and signature eco-elegant b.stow packaging.

      Gift card options available on individual product page upon selection of Gift Wrap Option.

      Small or rectangular items may be additionally wrapped in matte black wrapping paper.

      By default, when selecting any of our Gift Wrap Options, no pricing information will be included in your order.

      Sample image shown; actual gift wrapping may vary.

      𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗠𝗜𝗨𝗠 𝗚𝗜𝗙𝗧 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗦

      Add a signature b.stow gift card for your personal message this holiday season. Choose from a selection of premium cards, all complete with a mini envelope and your handwritten sentiment.

      Gift card options available on individual product page upon selection of Gift Wrap Option.

      By default, when selecting any of our Gift Wrap Options, no pricing information will be included in your order.