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Polaroid Library

Polaroid Library

In February 2008, Polaroid announced it would discontinue production of film, sending waves of dismay throughout the photo community and beyond. Beloved of amateurs and professionals since its invention in the early 1960s, the Polaroid exemplified photographic spontaneity; it was also the most material of photographic practices, delivering a physical document within seconds. Long considered an ideal camera for the informal family snap, in the 1990s and early 2000s the Polaroid look determined the street photography of an entire generation of young artists, who turned its immediacy to document their lives. In October of 2009, Polaroid announced that it was bringing back its instant cameras, and young American photographers continue to expand its intimate idiom and character.

Polaroid Library

Featured images are from Guy Bourdin: Polaroids.



Polaroid Photography: Recommended Monographs & Catalogs

Dash Snow: I Love You, Stupid
Dash Snow: I Love You, Stupid
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.

Pbk, 7.25 x 11 in. / 440 pgs / 430 color. | 7/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9781938922145 | $55.00


Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines
Tom Bianchi: Fire Island Pines
DAMIANI

Hbk, 8.5 x 10 in. / 212 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788862082709 | $50.00


Elfie Semotan: Stand-ins
Elfie Semotan: Stand-ins
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 5 x 7 in. / 200 pgs / 163 color. | 3/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9783863352523 | $55.00


Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project
Carlo Van de Roer: The Portrait Machine Project
DAMIANI FACTORY

Clth, 9.75 x 12 in. / 88 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 5/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9788862082686 | $40.00


Phillip March Jones: Points of Departure
Phillip March Jones: Points of Departure
THE JARGON SOCIETY

Clth, 6.75 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 139 color. | 10/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9780912330860 | $40.00


Anna Bauer: Backstage
Anna Bauer: Backstage
ANGELIKA BOOKS

Hbk, 10.5 x 8 in. / 304 pgs / 234 quadratone. | 1/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783943287004 | $125.00


From Polaroid to Impossible
From Polaroid to Impossible
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 9.75 x 12.5 in. / 192 pgs / 230 color. | 11/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775732215 | $60.00


Horst Ademeit: Secret Universe
Horst Ademeit: Secret Universe
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 8 x 9.75 in. / 112 pgs / 155 color. | 9/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783865609977 | $44.95


Carlo Mollino: Un Messaggio dalla Camera Oscura
Carlo Mollino: Un Messaggio dalla Camera Oscura
MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG

Hbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 220 pgs / 80 color / 2 bw. | 4/30/2012 | Not available
ISBN 9783869842448 | $50.00


Sibylle Bergemann: Polaroids
Sibylle Bergemann: Polaroids
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 7.5 x 8.5 in. / 200 pgs / 150 color. | 11/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775728430 | $45.00


Cyprien Gaillard: Geographical Analogies
Cyprien Gaillard: Geographical Analogies
JRP|RINGIER

Hbk, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 224 pgs / 105 color. | 1/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9783037641484 | $90.00


Anna & Bernhard Blume: Polaroid-Collages 1975-2000
Anna & Bernhard Blume: Polaroid-Collages 1975-2000
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Hbk, 13.25 x 9 in. / 160 pgs / 239 color. | 3/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783865608215 | $60.00


Guy Bourdin: Polaroids
Guy Bourdin: Polaroids
EDITIONS XAVIER BARRAL

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.75 in. / 128 pgs / 98 color. | 6/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9782915173567 | $49.95


Mike Slack: Pyramids
Mike Slack: Pyramids
THE ICE PLANT

Clth, 7 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 41 color. | 11/30/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9780982365311 | $30.00


Barbara Crane: Private Views
Barbara Crane: Private Views
APERTURE

Clth, 7 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 100 color. | 2/5/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9781597110969 | $39.95


Arno Fischer: The Garden
Arno Fischer: The Garden
HATJE CANTZ

Hardback, 13 x 9.5 in. / 92 pgs / 126 color. | 7/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9783775720106 | $70.00


Maurizio Galimberti: New York Polaroid…
Maurizio Galimberti: New York Polaroid…
DAMIANI

Hardcover, 9.5 x 13 in. / 260 pgs / 200 color. | 9/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788889431887 | $49.00


Stefanie Schneider: Stranger than Paradise
Stefanie Schneider: Stranger than Paradise
HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 200 pgs / 320 color. | 8/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9783775717519 | $55.00


Mike Slack: Scorpio
Mike Slack: Scorpio
THE ICE PLANT

Hardcover, 7 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 41 color. | 8/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9780977648108 | $30.00


Mike Slack: OK OK OK
Mike Slack: OK OK OK
THE ICE PLANT

Hardcover, 7 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 41 color. | 8/15/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780977648122 | $30.00


Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Polaroids
Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Polaroids
EDITORIAL RM

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 63 color. | 6/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9789685208376 | $35.00


In Your Face: Portraits By Dawoud Bey
In Your Face: Portraits By Dawoud Bey
WALKER ART CENTER

Paperback, 9 x 11 in. / 128 pgs / 16 color / 40 duotone. | 9/2/1995 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780935640465 | $29.95






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