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AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE POLAROID COLLECTION


Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
Softcover
224 pages
Full colour.
ISBN: 447301763X

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In 1947, Edwin H. Land, founder of Polaroid Corporation, invented instant photography. The instantaneous images produced by this invention fascinated a large number of photographers and artists. Many of the greatest artists in the American art world during the twentieth century, including Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Joyce Tenneson, and Lucas Samaras, were able to create works with the cooperation of the Polaroid Corporation. As a result, the Polaroid Collection now holds more than twenty-three thousand works in its collection. This publication presents a selection of 159 works from the Polaroid Collection by 79 artists. Through these works, the book examines the changing role of photography, the medium that symbolizes the twentieth century, and studies the meaning of 'America' and 'American Photography'.

 

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