Polaroid (Images of America Series)

Polaroid (Images of America Series)

by Alan R. Earls, Nasrin Rohani
     
 


Edwin Land and Polaroid, the company he created in the 1930s, have spawned many bold scientific innovations over the years. Most of them led quickly to unique commercial products. Best known for revolutionary instant photography systems, Land and Polaroid also achieved miracles in light-polarizing technology that is embedded in many of today's consumer products.…  See more details below

Overview


Edwin Land and Polaroid, the company he created in the 1930s, have spawned many bold scientific innovations over the years. Most of them led quickly to unique commercial products. Best known for revolutionary instant photography systems, Land and Polaroid also achieved miracles in light-polarizing technology that is embedded in many of today's consumer products. During World War II, Polaroid manufactured and created a large array of products for the U.S. military; later, Land's top-secret cold war initiatives led to crucial intelligence breakthroughs. Polaroid features images of signature innovations, scientists, and photographers who pioneered the use of Polaroid film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738536996
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/15/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.66(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Alan R. Earls, a business and technology journalist, often covered Polaroid in the 1980s and has written two other titles for Arcadia Publishing: Route 128 and the Birth of the Age of High Tech and Digital Equipment Corporation. Nasrin Rohani, Polaroid's consulting archivist, has been affiliated with the corporate archive since its creation in 1984. Boston-born Marie Cosindas was one of the first to test Edwin Land's instant-developing color film and went on to create hundreds of memorable images on Polaroid film.

Alan R. Earls, a business and technology journalist, often covered Polaroid in the 1980s and has written two other titles for Arcadia Publishing: Route 128 and the Birth of the Age of High Tech and Digital Equipment Corporation. Nasrin Rohani, Polaroid's consulting archivist, has been affiliated with the corporate archive since its creation in 1984. Boston-born Marie Cosindas was one of the first to test Edwin Land's instant-developing color film and went on to create hundreds of memorable images on Polaroid film.

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