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Eadweard Muybridge Human  Ani : The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs - Hans Christian Adam

Eadweard Muybridge Human Ani

The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs

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English photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830 1904) is a pioneer in visual studies of human and animal locomotion. In 1872, he famously helped settle a bet for former California governor Leland Stanford by photographing a galloping horse. Muybridge invented a complex system of electric shutter releases that captured freeze frames proving conclusively, for the first time, that a galloping horse lifts all four hooves off the ground for a fraction of a second. For the next three decades, Muybridge continued his quest to fully catalog many aspects of human and animal movement, shooting hundreds of horses and other animals, as well as nude or draped subjects engaged in various activities such as running, walking, boxing, fencing, and descending a staircase (the latter study inspired Marcel Duchamp s famous 1912 painting). This book traces the life and work of Muybridge, from his early thinking about anatomy and movement to his latest photographic experiments. Many plates of Muybridge's groundbreaking Animal Locomotion (1887) are reproduced here. In addition, Muybridge's handmade and extremely rare first illustrated album, The Attitudes of Animals in Motion (1881), is reproduced in large part. A detailed chronology by British researcher Stephen Herbert throws new light on one of the most important pioneers of photography.

Industry Reviews

"A gigantic undertaking on the pioneer of photographic studies of human motion."
"Muybridge was the first person to recognise the potential for photography to convey movement, speed and vitality and produced a plethora of fabulous images of man and beast racing around."

ISBN: 9783836550826
ISBN-10: 3836550822
Series: Bibliotheca Universalis
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 702
Published: 5th November 2014
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 14.5  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.27