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Eadweard Muybridge and the photographic panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880

Author: David Harris; Eric Sandweiss; Eadweard Muybridge; Centre canadien d'architecture.
Publisher: Montréal : Canadian Centre for Architecture ; Cambridge, Mass. : Distributed by the MIT Press, 1993.
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In 1990 the Canadian Centre for Architecture acquired a copy of Eadweard Muybridge's rare mammoth-plate "Panorama of San Francisco from California Street Hill." Made in 1878 from the top of the Mark Hopkins mansion, this 360-degree photograph of the city, over five metres in length, was not only a remarkable technical achievement but a high point in the history of city view-making.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
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Named Person: Eadweard Muybridge; Eadweard Muybridge; Eadweard Muybridge; Eadweard Muybridge
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Harris; Eric Sandweiss; Eadweard Muybridge; Centre canadien d'architecture.
ISBN: 0920785379 9780920785379 0920785395 9780920785393 0262082209 9780262082204 0262581213 9780262581219
OCLC Number: 29391038
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, from March 31 to July 25, 1993.
Description: 135 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 31 cm
Contents: Claiming the Urban Landscape: The Improbable Rise of an Inevitable City / Eric Sandweiss --
Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880 / David Harris --
Catalogue / David Harris and Eric Sandweiss.
Responsibility: David Harris, with Eric Sandweiss.

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These photographs from the CCA collection and other private and public collections document Muybridge's panoramas of a now vanished San Francisco, constituting one of the most important technical and  Read more...

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schema:description"Great care has been taken in the reproduction of all the panoramas, so as to preserve as much as possible the intent behind them, often lost when reproduced piecemeal or on separate pages. Until now, very few have ever been adequately reproduced, owing to the complexities of presenting in book form panoramas of such detail and length."@en
schema:description"David Harris, curator of the exhibition which this publication accompanies, examines in his essay the photographer's role in creating and imposing an aesthetic order upon the apparent haphazardness of the city, concentrating upon the technical and conceptual issues involved in making panoramas as well as the social and promotional uses which they served."@en
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