I love photography, and one of my first cameras I owned was a little Polaroid instant film camera that I still have to this day along with some film that I keep carefully packaged as finding film for sale is a pain if you don't want to go on Ebay and pay an arm and a leg. So yeah, I have a soft spot for photographic art and Polaroid pictures, therefore you think I would love this book, right? Well, you would be correct.
My girlfriend dragged me to an Urban Outfitters and I expected to be bored out of my mind, so expect my surprise when I discovered they had a pretty cool selection of vinyl records and books. I stumbled upon this little hardcover wrapped neatly in plastic and was intrigued by what it could contain so I purchased it and took it home to find myself very pleased by its contents. Now, woe to be anyone who tries to assign a rating of any sort to an art book based on the art itself, so know that I am not so much judging this based on the photos but how good a job the editor/author, Barbara Hitchcock, did at selecting a wide range of photographs. There are landscapes, portraits, normal pictures, ones that have been painted on or messed around with for neat effects, and a wide range by artists even a layperson like myself would know such as Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe, and lesser-known people I have never heard of. The unifying theme is that everything is very beautiful, with some pictures just taking your breath away.
|Big names such as Andy Warhol show up in addition to folk I don't know.|
5 out of 5 stars.
The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collections of Photography (Taschen's 25th Anniversary Special Editions) should you have a hankering for some good photographic art. Or check out their website for more books.