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River of shadows : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild west

Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In modern history, Muybridge has a significant role -- he captured the motion of the horse with his innovative technology, leading to motion pictures. The impact of recording motion is explored by Solnit as she studies Muybridge and his subsequent life, including the cultural and historical impact on a highly industrialized society.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Eadweard Muybridge; Eadweard Muybridge
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Solnit
ISBN: 0142004103 9780142004104
OCLC Number: 54712969
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin ... 2003"--T.p. verso.
Description: 305 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The annihilation of time and space --
The man with the cloudy skies --
Lessons of the golden spike --
Standing on the brink --
Lost river --
A day in the life, two deaths, more photographs --
Skinning the city --
Stopping time --
The artist in motion and at rest --
From the center of the world to the final frontier.
Other Titles: Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild west
Responsibility: Rebecca Solnit.

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In modern history, Muybridge has a significant role -- he captured the motion of the horse with his innovative technology, leading to motion pictures. The impact of recording motion is explored by Solnit as she studies Muybridge and his subsequent life, including the cultural and historical impact on a highly industrialized society.

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