Eames, Charles; Ikko; Haskins, Sam; Newton, Helmut; Turner, Pete; Vogt, Christian & Others. 12 INSTANT IMAGES: THE SX-70 EXPERIENCE. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Polaroid Corporation, 1975. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 18 pages. Fine.

Landmark collection of large-scale Polaroid reproductions. One of the most beautiful art photography collections of the 20th century. Limited Clamshell Box/Portfolio Edition of 1000 copies. The first and only edition. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. A magnificent production by Manfred Heiting and Polaroid: Oversize-volume format. A very tall and slim book. Photographs by various contributors. Each photographer is represented by one loose, 13 X 17 inch, large-scale plate. Text printed on six separate 13 X 17 inch, large-scale sheets. The latter provides invaluable information on the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera And Film System and brief Biographies of the photographers. Linen cloth clamshell box/portfolio with black titles embossed on the cover and maroon lift ribbon hand-crafted by Joh. Enschede & Zonen The Netherlands. Plates reproduced on thick, Chromecoat 300 gsm glossy stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In publisher's protective plastic wrappers. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a lavish Limited Edition format, "12 Instant Images: The SX-70 Experience". The remarkable range, nuances of color, and clarity of the Polaroid SX-70 camera are demonstrated through loose plates by Charles Eames, Judith Eglington, Sam Haskins, Ikko, Monique Jacot, Rita Kohmann, Michael Kostiuk, Jr. , Francois Lamy, Horst Munzig, Helmut Newton, Pete Turner, and Christian Vogt, with a facsimile of their respective signatures printed on recto (the first fifty copies were hand-signed). Polaroid The Company may be gone, but Polaroid The Photograph remains. This self-published collection casts a retrospective glow and honors a medium that defies the Digital Age, and remains a favorite among artists for its quirky look and instantly gratifying, one-of-a-kind images. Nearly every serious photographer fell in love with the Polaroid camera, and used it at some point. Peter Beard, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol, among other major artists, created a significant body of Polaroid work. Carlo Mollino, the ultimate aesthete-artist, is best-known for and gave new meaning to the Polaroid photograph as one-of-a-kind. An absolute "must-have" title for Polaroid and photography book collectors. This title is a great photography book collectible. As far as we know, this is one of only two copies of the Limited Clamshell Box/Portfolio Edition (of 1000 copies) still available online, is in the publisher's original plastic wrappers, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 12 loose color plates. Some of the finest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO "THE POLAROID BOOK" AND OTHER HELMUT NEWTON AND CHRISTIAN VOGT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $800.00

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