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Muybridge : the eye in motion

Author: Stephen Barber
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Solar Books ; [Chicago] : Distributed by University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Series: Solar film directives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much of contemporary visual culture can be traced directly to the work of Eadweard Muybridge, photographer and film pioneer. His work is powered by an extreme obsessionality, excess and ordinariness that enabled him to negate all preconceptions and to re-conceptualize the dynamics of corporeal and urban forms. He created a moving-image projector, the Zoopraxiscope, for his sequences of human and animal movement,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Eadweard Muybridge; Eadweard Muybridge; Eadweard Muybridge
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Barber
ISBN: 9780983248057 0983248052
OCLC Number: 824602688
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Muybridge's Eye in Motion --
Visualising Memory --
1 Introduction: Muybridge's Eye in Motion 9 --
2 Documenting Film's Origins: The Scrapbook 16 --
3 Traces: Scraps, Fragments, Residues 23 --
4 Immediacy and Memory 28 --
5 Narrative Erasures 33 --
Muybridge Projections --
6 Itineraries and Dead-Ends 39 --
7 Topographies of the Body and the City 45 --
8 An Eye into the Void 49 --
9 Borderlines and Tracking-Shots 54 --
10 Urban Panoramas 59 --
11 Horse Latitudes 64 --
12 Projecting Obsessions 69 --
13 Malfunctions and Breakdowns 74 --
14 The Spectacular 79 --
15 Excessive Images 84 --
16 Future Vision Laboratories 89 --
17 'If this book is lost...' 94 --
Lost Archives --
18 Phantoms 99 --
19 The Digital Archive 103 --
20 The Corporeal Archive 108 --
21 The Scrapbook's Double 113 --
22 Archival Oblivion: Ruins 118 --
23 Archival Time 123 --
24 Archival Eyes in Motion 127 --
25 Film's Origins, Film's Vanishings 132 --
Part 2 The Devil Knows: The Skladanowsky Brothers and Muybridge --
1 Introduction: Moving-Image Tricksters 141 --
2 Film's Devils: The Skladanowsky Brothers 145 --
3 The Wintergarten Projections 153 --
4 The Skladanowsky Films 159 --
5 The Skladanowsky Brothers and Muybridge: Memory and Oblivion 163 --
Part 3 Muybridge's Scrapbook: Twenty-Five Disassembled Fragments --
Opening Projection 171 --
Scrapbook Fragments 2-24 172 --
Coda: Closing Projection 195.
Series Title: Solar film directives.
Other Titles: Eye in motion
Responsibility: Stephen Barber.

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Much of contemporary visual culture can be traced directly to the work of Eadweard Muybridge, photographer and film pioneer. In this book, the author analyses Muybridge's prodigious output  Read more...

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