Vintage Book “Animals in Motion” -1957 Dover Photography Collections


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Eadweard Muybridge was an English-American photographer who is best known for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion and early motion–picture projection. Born in 1830 in England, he came to America when he was 20 and became a bookseller. He published his pioneering work on animal locomotion between 1877 and 1878, which used multiple cameras to capture motion in stop-motion photographs, which was the founding process for future cinematography. This book is the Dover edition and contains a selection of plates from the eleven-volume work, which was published in 1877; horses were by far his favorite subject as their powerful trajectory was interesting to photograph with and without riders unlike any other animal. Reading like a true reference book, the chapters cover analysis on the different gaits of the animal and humans, flight of birds, movement observations, biographical information on Eadweard Muybridge (Born Edward James Muggeridge, 1830 – 1904) and descriptions of the animals photographed. This book is in new condition with pristine pages that look like they have not even been read in over 60 years. The front inside page also has an imprint stamp from the library of Jason Cale Burr, a graphic artist that lives in Bellingham, Washington State. Published in 1957, clothbound with 74 pages of introduction on mechanics of motion and 340 full pages of plates.

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