Monday, August 20, 2007

The Man Who Stopped Time.




The Man Who Stopped Time. The Illuminating Story of Eadweard Muybridge - Pioneer Photographer, Father of the Motion Picture, Murderer. Text by Brian Clegg. Photographs by Eadweard Muybridge. Joseph Henry Press, Washington, 2007. 248 pp., Numerous illustrations, 6x9".

"His work is iconic: the first icons of the modern visual age. Men, women, boxers, wrestlers, racehorses, elephants and camels frozen in time, captured in the act of moving, fighting, galloping, living. Scarcely a day goes by without their derivate use somewhere in today's media. And if most of us have seen Muybridge's distinctive stop-motion photographs, all of us have seen the fruit of his extraordinary technological innovation: today's cinema and television.
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Skillfully articulating the fascinating history of a now ubiquitous technology, author Brian Clegg combines ingredients from science and biography to create an eminently readable, fast-paced, and surprising story."

1 comment:

Le Portillon said...

Hej! tack för dina Londontips. Jag kommer ha användning av dem. Skulle du kunna skicka ett mail med adresser till second-hand butiker etc? Jag vet om de klassiska (Steinberg, One of a Kind, Rellik, osv) och de mer kända runt Brick Lane. Finns det någon Myrorna-liknande affär? Haha.