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.
Author: Lillian Necakov
Publisher: Coach House Books
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.
And Other Short Stories
Author: Douglas Coupland
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Social Science
Previously unpublished Polaroid photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo reproduced in the original Polaroid's dimensions.
Author: Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Publisher: Editorial Rm Rio Panuko
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 [...]
Innovations- und Technologiemanagement in dynamischen Märkten
Author: Katrin Tobies
Category: Business & Economics
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.
How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids
Author: Jen Altman,Susannah Conway,Amanda Gilligan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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
Author: Kristi Park
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Author: Sylvia Wolf,Robert Mapplethorpe
Publisher: Prestel Pub
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
Author: Helmut Newton
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
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.
Author: Jason Bitner,Tod (CON) Lippy
Publisher: Quack Media
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.
Author: Fulvio Ferrari,Napoleone Ferrari,James Crump
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.
Author: Attila Richard Lukacs,Michael Morris
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp PressLtd
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.
Author: André Kertész,Robert Gurbo
Publisher: W. W. Norton
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.
Author: Avernelle Maule,Kadidja Bayor
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform