Spring 2018

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The Polaroid Project: At The Intersection of Art and Technology

Thames & Hudson, £34.95

The Polaroid Project is a well produced, large-format hardback, with informative essays from expert contributors and more than half the book given over to reproductions of Polaroid prints by fine art photographers and artists. The depth and breadth of the feelings and ideas expressed indicate just how much love is felt for the Polaroid Corporation’s technological gift to the world – one-step photography…

Cover for The Polaroid Project showing James Nitsch’s Polaroid Razor Blade, 1976.
Top: A prototype composed of parts from cameras introduced in the late 1950s, in line with the development of pack film.

 

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Ed Park, photographer, London

Read the full version in Eye no. 96 vol. 24, 2018

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Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues. You can see what Eye 96 looks like at Eye Before You Buy on Vimeo.

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