Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos Download (read online) free eBook .pdf.epub.kindle

Instant: The Story of Polaroid

“Instant photography at the push of a button!” During the 1960s and ’70s, Polaroid was the coolest technology company on earth. Like Apple, it was an innovation machine that cranked out one must-have product after another. Led by its own visionary genius founder, Edwin Land, Polaroid grew from a 1937 garage start-up into a billion-dollar pop-culture phenomenon. Instant tel

…more


The Book in English!


Download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos free eBook pdf mobi epub mp3 fb2 CD txt doc kindle Ibook iOS:


Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos (0.00 USD)


Download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos eBook Free:

MIRROR-2

Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos.pdf (USD-0.00)
Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos.epub (USD-0.00)
Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos.doc (USD-0.00)
Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos.txt (USD-0.00)
Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos.mobi (USD-0.00)


Join hundreds of thousands of satisfied members who previously spent countless hours searching for media and content online, now enjoying the hottestnew games, music, books, movies & software on our site.
It’s here and it’s free. Here’s why you should join:


  • Unlimited books, magazines and comics, wherever you go: directly in your browser on your computer or tablet.
  • More than 10 million titles spanning every genre imaginable, at your fingertips.
  • Get the best books, magazines and comics in all genres, including action, adventure, anime, manga, children and family, classic, , Horror, Music, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Sport and more.
  • New titles are added every day! We want to keep things new.
  • All platforms. Fully optimized
  • Find out why thousands of people go every day.Sign up and enjoy your entertainment, unlimited!


    TAGS:
    Online Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos eBook, Book Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos FB2, download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos PDF , Download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos MOBI, Online Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos eBook, free download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos IPhone, Online ebook Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos PDF, Free Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos DJVU, Free download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos TXT, Download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos RTF, Online Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos FB2 , eBook Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download TXT, Free Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download eBook, Book Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download MOBI, download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos IPad, read Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos MOBI, Read online Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos DOC, Free Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos AWZ, Download eBook Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos iPad , Free Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos DJVU, Download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos eBook free, Free download Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos DVD, Read online Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos TXT, Book Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download DJVU, Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download book free, Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download book pdf free, Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos pdf book download free, Download eBook Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos pdf free, Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download free epup, Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos ePub book download free, download eBook Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos, Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download free pdf, Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Christopher Bonanos download eBooks free.

    William Ramsay

    Dec 12, 2012

    rated it
    it was ok

    This book was a bit disappointing to me. Of course, the fact that I spent my entire work career at Polaroid may have something to do with my take on the company and why I feel Bonanos didn’t get it quite right. I joined Polaroid in 1965 and was not a part of the early years, which the author covers quite interestingly. Where he fails to win my praise is in the two areas. First, he gives too much credit – and spends too much time – talking about the affect Polaroid had on the arts. True, Andy War

    …more

    Jenn Ravey

    Oct 01, 2012

    rated it
    really liked it

    From the book cover:

    Instant tells the remarkable tale of Edwin Land’s one-of-a-kind invention – from Polaroid’s first instant camera to hit the market in 1948 to its meteoric rise in popularity and adoption by artists such as Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close, to the company’s dramatic decline into bankruptcy in the late ’90s and its unlikely resurrection in the digital age. Instant is both an inspiring tale of American ingenuity and a cautionary business tale about the perils of compan

    Instant tells the remarkable tale of Edwin Land’s one-of-a-kind invention – from Polaroid’s first instant camera to hit the market in 1948 to its meteoric rise in popularity and adoption by artists such as Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close, to the company’s dramatic decline into bankruptcy in the late ’90s and its unlikely resurrection in the digital age. Instant is both an inspiring tale of American ingenuity and a cautionary business tale about the perils of companies that lose their creative edge.

    When I was at BEA in June, this was one of the books on my “want” list. I’ve been fascinated by photography for many years, own about 8 cameras, took a photography course in college, and stare lovingly at my Hasselblad, who patiently waits on my bookshelf for another outing. Last Christmas I asked for a Fuji Instax camera, recalling the days my grandmother and grandfather would show me the “magic” of the Polaroid film.

    What Christopher Bonanos does with Polaroid’s history is a bit magical itself, briefly discussing the history of film photography up to Eastman’s camera “marketed with the slogan ‘You push the button, we do the rest,’ and the little roll of celluloid inside it built an empire” before delving into Polaroid and its creativity.

    Even knowing the outcome of Polaroid’s business practices, I was tense reading about the ever-evolving world of film cameras. Bonanos lends suspense to the creative process, showing that “the next big thing” actually has to be discovered about four or five years before production if a company wants to stay ahead. Land was proud of his labs, making the rounds and checking out what his team produced. Bonanos tells the story of Howard Rogers and Land’s request that he start thinking about color instant film in the late 40s. Two years later, Rogers approached him, and in 1965, Land said, “My point is that we created an environment where a man was expected to sit and think for two years.” Eventually, without a creative leader who demanded elegant, complicated, innovative creations from his staff, Polaroid began its downward spiral.

    Bonanos also emphasizes Polaroid’s (and Land’s) devotion to art photography, an aspect of the book I loved, considering I had no idea how instrumental Ansel Adams was in the development of better and better film and focus: “Whenever Polaroid introduced a new product line, Adams trooped off to the mountains or the desert to try it out. Back came reports packed with detail, containing rows of photos at varying exposures or apertures. Eventually he filed more than 3,000 of these memoranda.”

    Andre Kertesz and Walker Evans got in on the instant trend as well, with Evans saying near the end of his life: “Nobody should touch a Polaroid until he’s over sixty. You should first do all that work…It reduces everything to your brains and taste.” As Bonanos points out, “[h]e, fortunately, had both.” By working with these artists and others, Polaroid built up a collection of tens of thousands of photos, a collection I’d give anything to see.

    Land’s devotion to instant photography not just as product but as an art form is fascinating and reminiscent of Steve Jobs and his own demand for beauty. This is a business model that is dangerous but sexy in its forethought. Because, as Bonanos emphasizes toward the end of the book, these are men who aren’t making the products people want. They’re making the products people don’t know they want. There’s genius there, and that’s what drives businesses like Polaroid, and frankly it’s why there are still so many aficionados today, which Bonanos discusses in the last chapter of Instant.

    I remember a few years ago the mad dash for Polaroid films, and people were making a killing on ebay, even with expired packs. Why? Polaroid is an icon, and even all these many years later, people appreciate the thought behind the first Polaroid, the question Land’s daughter supposedly asked him in 1943: “Why can’t I see the pictures now?”
    …more

    Rebecca McNutt

    Mar 28, 2015

    rated it
    liked it

    I love Polaroid, I’ve got an old Polaroid camera at home myself, and I love how it’s like a mini darkroom encased inside the plastic box.

    This book has its moments, but it really got on my nerves the way it kept comparing Polaroid to Apple. I don’t give a damn about Apple, I don’t buy any Apple products, nor do I appreciate them being shoved at me from the pages of a totally unrelated book. Polaroid was a company that made film cameras in the 1970’s, not a company that turns perfectly normal peop

    This book has its moments, but it really got on my nerves the way it kept comparing Polaroid to Apple. I don’t give a damn about Apple, I don’t buy any Apple products, nor do I appreciate them being shoved at me from the pages of a totally unrelated book. Polaroid was a company that made film cameras in the 1970’s, not a company that turns perfectly normal people into texting zombies the way Apple does. I don’t get it, was this book all just a way for Apple to promote itself?

    *On a note that actually is related to the subject of Polaroid, a wonderful company called The Impossible Project rescued Polaroid cameras from dying off in the inferior and cheapened 21st century. 🙂 *
    …more