Author: Lillian Necakov

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552450062

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

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Although firmly rooted in the real, Lillian Necakov's evocations of 'movie magic' prove irresistible in these forty poems and five collages. Ranging across dozens of films,�- from Wim Wenders's Wings of Desire and Jim Jarmusch's Down By Law to Hitchcock's Rope and Hawks's To Have and Have Not, Lillian Necakov's language, steeped in the comic of the banal, has absurdity for breakfast.
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Author: William Wegman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896601452


Page: 230

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Polaroids from the Dead

And Other Short Stories

Author: Douglas Coupland

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062105949

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 2930

Douglas Coupland takes his sparkling literary talent in a new direction with this crackling collection of takes on life and death in North America -- from his sweeping portrait of Grateful Dead culture to the deaths of Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe and the middle class. For years, Coupland's razor-sharp insights into what it means to be human in an age of technology have garnered the highest praise from fans and critics alike. At last, Coupland has assembled a wide variety of stories and personal "postcards" about pivotal people and places that have defined our modern lives. Polaroids from the Dead is a skillful combination of stories, fact and fiction -- keen outtakes on life in the late 20th century, exploring the recent past and a society obsessed with celebrity, crime and death. Princess Diana, Nicole Brown Simpson and Madonna are but some of the people scrutinized.
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Author: Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Publisher: Editorial Rm Rio Panuko


Category: Photography

Page: 93

View: 3307

Previously unpublished Polaroid photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo reproduced in the original Polaroid's dimensions.
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one hundred polaroids

Author: Antonio Vieira

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411690109


Page: N.A

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Polaroids: Original Nature

Author: Henry Fauth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483437876

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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POLAROIDS: ORIGINAL NATURE depicts an artistic workbook that tells the story of Singer Fauth, a schizophrenic outsider artist who is also a voyeur. The story takes place on the highly hedonistic Rock Island where she reconnects with Lee Heureux, a slightly narcissistic and highly secretive mixologist/bar owner. As she installs a mural entitled "Creation" on the ceiling of Lucky's Lounge, the Polaroids begin to reveal their original natures as subtle modern-day, counter-culture versions of Tinker Bell and Peter Pan. In the midst of an artistic avant-garde, their past and present intimacies and addictions are explored while portraits of the odd, outcast and eccentric characters that frequent the lounge are revealed. The relationship of Singer and Lee becomes one of cat and mouse as each tries to woo, tame, capture, reject and control the other. Their illnesses are fully explored as they push each other to the edge and their fusion takes on a life of its own.
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Some Explicit Polaroids

Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408148420

Category: Drama

Page: 108

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From the celebrated and controversial writer of Shopping and Fucking Some Explicit Polaroids premiered at the New Ambassadors Theatre, London in October 1999 in a production directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint, prior to a national tour. "There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Ravenhill . . . He is - it is now yet more evident - a searing, intelligent, disturbing sociologist with a talent for satirical dialogue and a flair for sexual sensationalism" (Financial Times)
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Gescheitert am Geist der Zeit? Der Misserfolg von Polaroid: Zum Einfluss technologischer Innovationen auf die Existenz von Unternehmen am Beispiel der Marke Polaroid

Innovations- und Technologiemanagement in dynamischen Märkten

Author: Katrin Tobies

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3836610094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 49

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Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Mitte August 2004. Die traditionelle Fotofirma Agfa verkündete soeben, sich aus dem Fotogeschäft zu verabschieden. Der Branchenführer Kodak hatte bereits im Vorjahr seine Fotolabore verkauft und den Vertrieb analoger Kameras eingeschränkt. Die Heidelberger Großlaborgruppe V-Dia musste vorigen Monat ihr Unternehmen sogar ganz schließen. Die Fotobranche befindet sich im Umbruch. Zeitungen melden regelmäßig: Vormarsch der digitalen Technik bremst Filmabsatz. Auch das Unternehmen Polaroid, der Branchenführer für Sofortbilder, kämpfte seit Beginn der digitalen Fototechnik ums Überleben. Doch Polaroid meldete bereits im Jahr 2001 Konkurs an. Liegt die alleinige Ursache für das Scheitern der Fotokonzerne tatsächlich, so wie Medien gern behaupten, im Geist der Zeit, dem Trend zur neuen digitalen Technologie, begründet? Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht den Einfluss des Technologiewandels von analog zu digital auf die Existenz traditioneller Fotounternehmen am Fallbeispiel Polaroid. These bildet, dass dessen Konkurs nicht allein durch die digitale Konkurrenz verursacht wurde. Basierend auf den Besonderheiten der Marke Polaroid und der Sofortbildtechnologie wird im Vergleich untersucht, welche Gefahren von der digitalen Fototechnologie ausgehen sowie mit welchen Strategien Unternehmen im Allgemeinen auf Innovationen reagieren können und wie das Unternehmen Polaroid im Speziellen handelte. Ziel ist es, systematisch die Ursachen für sein Scheitern zu ermitteln und im Ergebnis daraus Lehren für ähnliche Situationen abzuleiten: für ein erfolgreiches Innovations- und Technologiemanagement in dynamischen Märkten. In der Literatur wurde der Misserfolg Polaroids bisher nicht umfassend analysiert. Eine Vielzahl an Zeitungsartikeln bewertet den Werdegang der Firma allein in Abhängigkeit zum Technologiewandel. Es fehlt jedoch eine Ursachenanalyse, die auch die Aktivitäten des Unternehmens genauer betrachtet. Im Rahmen der vorliegenden Arbeit werden diese, mit Fokus auf die 90er Jahre, untersucht. Die Sicht der Anwender, soziale Rahmenbedingungen, ein Vergleich mit anderen Fotokonzernen oder anderen sich verändernder Technologiebranchen bleiben dabei unbeachtet. Ebenso wenig soll ein alternatives Strategie- und Kommunikationskonzept für Polaroid entwickelt werden. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Inhaltsverzeichnis: Inhaltsverzeichnis1 1.Problemstellung, methodisches Vorgehen und Quellen2 2.Die Marke Polaroid3 2.1Entstehung der Marke3 2.2Entwicklung [...]
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Instant Love

How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids

Author: Jen Altman,Susannah Conway,Amanda Gilligan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113491

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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With instant film once again available, Polaroids and other instant cameras are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. This friendly and informative guide is the essential how-to book for shooting gorgeous instant pictures with personal panache and a touch of romance. Packed with tips on how to shoot with various cameras, details about the different types of film available, advice on composition and lighting techniques, plus creative projects to transform snapshots into keepsake mementos and portfolios of beautiful images for inspiration, this is the ultimate companion for capturing instant memories.
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Author: Kristi Park

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781434302656

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 124

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Within this text, one may encounter some degree of technical information, pioneering insights, pathos and even some very exciting examples of just what an archaeologist must do in finding and recording a site. Indeed, this text may be used by anyone wishing to gain access into the fascinating world of historic archaeology. It may also be read for both fun and profit by all of those interested in that concerning the great outdoors. That is, the abandoned places, historic ruins, and the many kinds of historic artifacts, in general. Here is the grand opportunity for a unique education plus fun and intrigue
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Author: Sylvia Wolf,Robert Mapplethorpe

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791348704

Category: Photography

Page: 251

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Robert Mapplethorpe's black-and-white Polaroid photographs of the 1970s--a medium in which he established the style that would bring him international acclaim--are brought together in this new paperback edition. Critically praised for his finely modeled and classically composed photographs, Robert Mapplethorpe remains intensely controversial and enormously popular. This book brings together almost 300 images from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation's archive and private collections to provide a critical view of Mapplethorpe's formative years as an artist, revealing the themes that would inspire Mapplethorpe throughout his career. Included is a selection of color Polaroids and objects incorporating his early "instant" photography. Some images convey a disarming tenderness and vulnerability, others a toughness and immediacy that would give way in later years to more classical form. The author traces the development of Mapplethorpe's use of instant photography over a period of five years, from 1970 to 1975, when the artist worked mainly in this medium. The images include self-portraits; figure studies; still lifes; portraits of lovers and friends such as Patti Smith, Sam Wagstaff, and Marianne Faithful; and observations of everyday objects. Marked by a spontaneity and creative curiosity, these fragile images offer an illuminating contrast to the glossy perfection of the work for which Mapplethorpe is best known, allowing us a more personal glimpse of his artistry.
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Author: Helmut Newton

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836528863

Category: Photography

Page: 223

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Instant Newton: A collection of Helmut Newton's test Polaroids Polaroids occupy a special place in the hearts of many photo enthusiasts who remember a time when "instant photography" meant one-of-a-kind prints that developed within minutes of clicking the shutter. What was once a crucial tool for photographers to test their shots before shooting on film has now become obsolete in the face of digital photography. Luckily for us, legendary photographer Helmut Newton saved his test Polaroids, allowing a privileged and rare chance to see the tests from a selection of his greatest shoots over a period of decades, including many from the TASCHEN titles SUMO, A Gun for Hire, and Work. Selected by his widow, June Newton, from over 300 photos featured at the 2011 exhibition "Helmut Newton Polaroids" at the Museum f�r Fotografie in Berlin, this collection captures the magic of Helmut Newton photo shoots as only Polaroids can. Text in English, French, and German
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Dash Snow


Author: Dash Snow

Publisher: Peres Project

ISBN: 9780981765846

Category: Art

Page: 280

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First comprehensive collection of Dash Snow's Polaroid photography.
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Found Polaroids

Author: Jason Bitner,Tod (CON) Lippy

Publisher: Quack Media


Category: Humor

Page: 184

View: 2074

From the creators of FOUND Magazine, Dirty FOUND and the national best-selling FOUND books (Simon and Schuester), this hard-bound, full color edition features 192 previously unpublished Polaroids sent in from all over the world.
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Carlo Mollino


Author: Fulvio Ferrari,Napoleone Ferrari,James Crump

Publisher: Damiani/Crump

ISBN: 9788862083782

Category: Photography

Page: 288

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In a career that spanned more than four decades, Carlo Mollino designed buildings, homes, furniture, cars and aircraft. One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was famed for his design finesse and his elegant organicism. In 1949 he published an important book on photography: "Message from the Darkroom." Sometime around 1960, he began to seek out women-mostly dancers-in his native Turin, inviting them to his villa for late-night modeling sessions. The models would pose against extraordinary backdrops, designed by Mollino, in clothing, wigs and accessories that he had carefully selected. Finally, having printed the Polaroids, Mollino would painstakingly amend them with an extremely fine brush, to attain his idealized vision of the female form. The pictures, which totaled around 1,200, remained a secret until after his death, in 1973. Only a few were ever publically shown, until the acclaimed first edition of this volume was published by James Crump in 2002. Reviewing that book, "The New Yorker" declared, "This lavish selection of several hundred Polaroids preserves the essential mystery of a project both decadent and hermetic. Though clearly the product of a deep obsession, the photographs are deliberately impersonal, each baroque detail an invitation for the viewer to imagine Mollino's encounters with the women." Now back in print, with a newly designed cover, this beautiful volume offers a captivating portrait of a unique erotic sensibility. Carlo Mollino (1905-1973) studied mechanical engineering, art history and architecture before working in the architectural practice of his father, Eugenio Mollino, in Turin. His first architectural masterpiece was the Turin Equestrian Association headquarters (1937). In 1965 he designed the Teatro Regio in Turin, which is now regarded as one of his best works. A 1949 Mollino table was sold at auction by Christie's in 2005 for a staggering $3.8 million. In 1960-68 he designed an enigmatic apartment for himself that today has become the Museo Casa Mollino.
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Author: Attila Richard Lukacs,Michael Morris

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd

ISBN: 9781551522951

Category: Art

Page: 175

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Attila Richard Lukacs is a leading and controversial artist, best known for his epic paintings of masculine, homoerotic imagery of gay skinheads and military cadets. For over 20 years, the iconic Polaroid picture has played a vital role in his practice. This monograph presents a unique perspective on Lukacs' work through 1,200 Polaroid images taken by the artist himself over the past 20 years. Polaroid images have always served as a core referent in his paintings, but they are here presented as a captivating body of work in their own right.
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Andre Kertesz

The Polaroids

Author: André Kertész,Robert Gurbo

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393065640

Category: Photography

Page: 127

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A volume of largely unpublished works is comprised of pieces that were taken with a Polaroid camera as part of the photographer's effort to recover from the loss of his wife and features scenes that were shot in and from his New York City Washington Square apartment.
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Author: Dennis Hopper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788862084888


Page: 132

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This limited edition of 25 copies includes a numbered 8 x 10-inch Giclee print of "Untitled (Diamonds)" (1987), which has been certified authentic by the Hopper Art Trust.
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Author: Avernelle Maule,Kadidja Bayor

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544056159


Page: 26

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Millennial, New York City natives, Avi and Kadidja, share their roller-coaster experiences with love, as they navigate through its velvety thorns. Their poetry takes you on a ride through the lens of young, eager-to-love, modern day women, with rhymes that are sure to dance in your thoughts day after day.
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