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Animals in Motion

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"The dry plate's most spectacular early use was by Eadweard Muybridge." -- Life
"A really marvelous series of plates." -- Nature (London)
"These photographs have resolved many complicated questions." -- Art Journal
Here is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animal photos -- more than 4,000 high-speed shots of 34 different animals and birds, in 123 different types of actions. Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying -- in typical actions. The horse alone is shown in more than 40 different ways: galloping with nude rider, trotting, pacing with sulky, cantering, jumping hurdles, carrying, rolling on barrels, and 36 other actions. All photos taken against ruled backgrounds; most actions taken from 3 angles at once: 90 degrees, 60 degrees, rear. Foreshortened views are included.
These are true action photos, stopped in series, taken at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second. Actions are illustrated in series, with as many as 50 shots per action. Muybridge worked with the University of Pennsylvania for three years, made more than 100,000 exposures, and spent more than $50,000. His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists, and art directors.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 210 x 280 x 27mm
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4000 photographs
  • 0486202038
  • 9780486202037
  • 25,504

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"The dry plate's most spectacular early use was by Eadweard Muybridge."--Life
"A really marvelous series of plates."--Nature (London)
"These photographs have resolved many complicated questions."--Art Journal
Here is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animal photos--more than 4,000 high-speed shots of 34 different animals and birds, in 123 different types of actions. Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying--in typical actions. The horse alone is shown in more than 40 different ways: galloping with nude rider, trotting, pacing with sulky, cantering, jumping hurdles, carrying, rolling on barrels, and 36 other actions. All photos taken against ruled backgrounds; most actions taken from 3 angles at once: 90 degrees, 60 degrees, rear. Foreshortened views are included.
These are true action photos, stopped in series, taken at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second. Actions are illustrated in series, with as many as 50 shots per action. Muybridge worked with the University of Pennsylvania for three years, made more than 100,000 exposures, and spent more than $50,000. His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists, and art directors.
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Table of contents

Eadweard Muybridge and His Work by Lewis S. Brown
Preface to the Original Edition
Introduction
Analysis of Animal Locomotion
Prelude to Analyses
The Walk
The Amble
The Trot
The Rack (or Pace)
The Canter
The Gallop
The Ricochet
The Leap
The Buck and Kick
Change of Gait
The Flight of Birds
Records of Movements from Observation
Appendix
Description of the Animals in the Plates
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