Went to NYC over the weekend to assist my best friend with his move up to my neighborhood in the Adirondacks. Didn't intend to make much in the way of pictures but ended up with enough good pictures to make a photo book.
I also had a chance to visit my favor book store, MAST BOOKS. It is a small store front place which sells only used books. Books that are art oriented and somewhat eclectic. It seems that every time I visit the store I always leave with a book or two selected from their photography offerings. This visit was no exception to that rule.
Consequently, the latest addition to my ever-expanding collection of photography books is LEGACY OF LIGHT 205 Polaroid Photographs from 58 Distinguished American Photographers, published in 1987. The hard-bound book is 12x10 inches with very high quality reproduction - not surprising inasmuch as the book is published by ALFRED A. KNOPF.
The pictures are very interesting both visually and "conceptually", representing what is labeled in the introduction as "authentic vision". The photographers represented are those who were icons of that era. No surprise inasmuch as Polaroid Corp. had a program which recruited art world name brand picture makers to make pictures with Polaroid cameras / films - cameras ranging from the earliest shoot-and-peel film cameras up to 8x10 instant films (used in an 8x10 view camera) and their 20x24 inch studio camera, of which there were only a very few. The bbok was a great find.
If one is in NYC, I would highly recommend a visit to MAST BOOKS with the caveat that you won't be overwhelmed with the inventory. At any given time there might only be 40-45 ever-changing photography titles.