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Author Prodger, Phillip.

Title Time stands still : Muybridge and the instantaneous photography movement / Phillip Prodger ; with an essay by Tom Gunning.

Imprint New York : Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University in association with Oxford University Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    778.37 PRO    Available
Description xv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Thomas K. Seligman -- A time and place : Eadweard Muybridge and his legacy -- In the blink of an eye : the rise of the instantaneous photography movement, 1839-78 -- How to make an instantaneous photograph -- Make it stop : Muybridge and the new frontier in instantaneous photography -- The first zoopraxiscope disc : the first motion picture? -- Never seen this picture before : Muybridge in multiplicity / Tom Gunning -- The Larkyns affair.
Summary "Eadweard Muybridge, famous for the photographs of horses and other animals in motion that he made in the 1870s and '80s, is a familiar figure to students of art history, photography, and cinema. By devising a method for photographing episodes of behavior using a series of cameras, he became the first photographer to successfully capture rapid action for analysis and study. Muybridge's pictures revolutionized expectations of what photography could reveal about the natural world, and were essential to the invention of the motion picture. This book is the catalogue for a major exhibition celebrating Muybridge's work, which opened in spring 2003 at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. The first large-scale organized treatment of the instantaneous photography movement, the exhibit--and the catalogue--combine an examination of Muybridge's career with a survey of early attempts to photograph moving subjects. The catalogue, written by guest curator Phillip Prodger, also features an essay by Tom Gunning, an acknowledged expert on early film from the University of Chicago, which discusses cinema's earliest experiments. The photographs and objects featured in the catalogue are drawn largely from the collection of the Cantor Center and are supplemented with a selection of rare stop-action photographs from other private and public collections, including seldom-seen examples from Central and Eastern Europe. Among those represented are Le Gray, Llewelyn, Talbot, Rejlander, Marey, Eakins, Londe, Ansch├╝tz, and many more."--Cover.
Subject Chronophotography -- Exhibitions.
Animal locomotion -- Exhibitions.
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Gunning, Tom, 1949-
ISBN 0195149637
0195149644 (pbk.)
9780195149647 (pbk.)
0195149645 (pbk.)

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