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Title The Polaroid project : at the intersection of art and technology / William A. Ewing, Barbara P. Hitchcock, Deborah G. Douglas, Gary van Zante, Rebekka Reuter, Christopher Bonanos, Todd Brandow, Peter Buse, Dennis Jelonnek, John Rohrbach
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]


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Description 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents Foreword / Todd Brandow -- Introduction : "The question is itself the answer" / William A. Ewing -- A world at play / John Rohrbach -- Remembering a grand experiment : a personal history of the Polaroid collection / Barbara P. Hitchcock -- Polaroid history and technology 1 -- Pod and roller : the artistry and engineering of a new medium / Deborah G. Douglas -- Polariod behind the wall : Arno Fischer and Sybille Bergemann / Gary van Zante -- Polaroid history and technology 2 -- Photography year zero : where art and technology meet / Ellen Carey -- The longevity of Polariod / Peter Buse -- Shoot it, like it, share it : Polaroid as the analog social network / Christopher Bonanos -- "Before there was Instagram, there was Warhol" : staging the self in instant photography / Rebekka Reuter -- SX-70 : Polaroid instant photography through the Eameses' eyes / Dennis Jelonnek -- Notes -- List of works -- Artists' statements -- Acknowledgments -- Picture credits
Summary "Polaroid instant photography revolutionized the taking and making of pictures, and the story of its beginnings is a simple one. In 1943, after being asked by his daughter why she couldn't immediately see the photograph he had just taken, American inventor and scientist Edwin H. Land conceived of the technology required to make this seemingly impossible demand a reality--within an hour. Land's creation was a groundbreaking scientific accomplishment that also heralded an exciting new chapter of artistic expression. Through the efforts of thousands of photographers the world over, as well as the corporation's own artist support program, which provided many with materials, Polaroid would help shape the artistic landscape of the late twentieth century. Published to accompany a major traveling exhibition, The Polaroid Project is a creative exploration of the relationship between Polaroid's many technological innovations and the art that was created with their help. Richly designed with over 300 illustrations, this beautiful volume showcases not only the myriad and often idiosyncratic approaches taken by such photographers as Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ellen Carey, and Chuck Close, but also a fascinating selection of the technical objects and artfacts that speak of the sheer ingenuity that lay behind the art. With essays by the exhibition's curators and leading photographic writers and historians, The Polaroid Project provides a unique perspective on the Polaroid phenomenon--a technology, an art form, a convergence of both--and its enduring cultural legacy"--Provided by publisher
Notes "Published by arrangement with Thames & Hudson Ltd., London"--Title page verso
"Published to accompany the exhibition ... organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York/Paris/Lausanne, in collaboration with MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and WestLicht Museum of Photography, Vienna. It was curated by William A. Ewing, Barbara P. Hitchcock, Deborah G. Douglas, Gary Van Zante, and Rebekka Reuter. Participating institutions include Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Wrth, Texas; WestLicht Museum of Photography, Vienna; C/O Berlin; Museum fu⁺r Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; McCord Museum, Montreal; and MIT Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Polaroid Corporation -- Exhibitions.
Instant photography -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art and technology -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Ewing, William A., author, curator
Hitchcock, Barbara, author, curator
Douglas, Deborah G., author, curator
Van Zante, Gary, author, curator
Reuter, Rebekka, auhor, curator
Bonanos, Christopher, author
Buse, Peter, 1970- author
Jelonnek, Dennis, author
Rohrbach, John, author
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, host institution
WestLicht. Schauplatz fu⁺r Fotografie, host institution
C/O Berlin (Gallery), host institution
Museum fu⁺r Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, host institution
McCord Museum, host institution
MIT Museum, host institution
LC no. 2017005471
ISBN 9780520296169 (hardcover)
0520296168 (hardcover)