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Author Gordon, Sarah (Sarah Anne), 1975- author.

Title Indecent exposures : Eadweard Muybridge's Animal locomotion nudes / Sarah Gordon.

Publication Info. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    770.92 Muybridge,E GOR    Available
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Description ix, 173 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-166) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Muybridge west and east -- A monumental work -- Distributing the nudes -- Fascination and fantasy -- Conclusion : still exposed.
Summary "Photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), often termed the father of the motion picture, presented his iconic Animal Locomotion series in 1887. Produced under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania and encompassing thousands of photographs of humans and animals in motion, the series included more than 300 plates of nude men and women engaged in activities such as swinging a baseball bat, playing leapfrog, and performing housework--an astonishing fact given the period's standards of propriety. In the first sustained examination of these nudes and the remarkable success of their production, wide circulation, and reception, Indecent Exposures positions this revolutionary enterprise as central to crucial advancements of the modern era. Muybridge's nudes ushered in new attitudes toward science and progress, including Darwinian ideas about human evolution and hierarchy; quickened debates over the role of photography and scientific investigation in art; and offered innovative perspectives on the human body. This fascinating story is copiously illustrated and includes many lesser-known photographs published here for the first time."--Dust jacket.
Subject Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904. Animal locomotion.
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Photography of the nude.
Nude in art.
ISBN 9780300209488

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