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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 His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists, and art directors.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

  • Series: Dover Anatomy for Artists
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; 1st edition (June 1, 1957)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486202038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486202037
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Muybridges momumental work photographing animals in all different gates and poses and tests of ability. Using sometimes up to 100 cameras for a single set up to gain what is now the definitive guide for animators in understanding the motion of animals. It all started with a $25,000 bet: Eadweard Muybridge and a friend argued whether all four of the horses hooves leave the ground completely at any point during a gallop. Being funded for the project, Muybridge proved to be the winner in saying that horses do in fact leave the ground for a momentary second in their strides. The book begins with an anlaysis of locomotion, going over the walk, the amble, the trot, the rack (or pace), the canter, the transverse-gallop, the rotary-gallop, and the richochet, along with the leap and buck and kick. There are roughly 4,000 photos in this collection which claims to be the largest collection of animals in motion. It features not only horses but lions, deers, oxen, elephants, birds and kangaroos. From this development, Muybridge not only discovered that horses gallop with no feet touching the ground, but his discovery led to motion pictures, in which his photos is a very crude version of cinema today. Later he designed a viewer called a Zoogyroscope (or Zoopraxiscope) which, similar to a Zoetrope, was a carousel with slits which you look through while it is spinning to give the illusion of motion (or persistence of vision). Today these pictures are looked at for a couple of reasons, mostly as nastolgia for one to have wonder and excitement of this simple cinema, but it also is a great reference for modern animators. In fact, for those looking at animation, I can tell you that if you ask for an application to Walt Disney Animation Studios, they will give you their requirements and texts, this will be on the list. Highly reccomended for the artist, graphic, fine arts or animation or anything else you can dream of.
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The images of the dray horses pulling heavy loads is worth the price of admission for me. This is a great reference for artists who want to create realistic images of animals in motion. It's a fabulous settler of bar room bets. It's a source of animated gifs for web designers (I have the running cat image that's been going around.)
For people who want to understand animals in general, this is a good reference. I never thought that all the ways an animal can go from point A to point B each had a name to it and that a quadruped can have so many ways to move.
Its an interesting historical piece, too. People do not see horses doing useful work any more and it's a reminder that we all had a life before internal combustion. Its an interesting chapter in the history of photography and the history of art, too. (Painting was never the same after people figured out how animals really moved.)
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As an animal sculptor, I appreciate the fact that these photographs were taken to provide a reference for the ways in which animals actually move. It does provide more images of horses than other animals, which is fine with me, but someone more interested in other animals might not find as much information to work with. The book also provides the historical background of Muybridge and describes the procedures he used to take the photos.

I use this book as a way to double check my perceptions of real animals in motion. For example, in watching a horse at the trot, it looked like the hip on the side of the hind-leg going forward shifted down at the same time, but since the horse only remains in this position for a split second, it was hard to be sure. In the book I found numerous pictures of trotting horses with views from different angles. Sure enough, I found a couple of photos that confirmed the position of the hip relative to the foot.
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Well, this book is a classic and at the time it came out, a revolutionary one! From today's modern technology perspective it has limited value simply because there is SO much out there in the world wide web to show an artist the human form in motion.
However, from a historical viewpoint it changed the way artists painted animals in motion, most notably, the horse! In spite of today's equipment being used easily by the average consumer to slow and stop motion, the results discovered and published in this book were the result of ingenious deduction and long, hard work to dispell previously held conceptions! For that reason it deserves a place on the shelf of every artist's book shelf!
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I purchased this for my daughter for Christmas and found that it was the best gift I had gotten her in all her 18 years of life. The still shots of the animal motion is quite thorough and I believe that an artist of any level would find this book beneficial when trying to capture action in nearly any art media. It is also nice to have it all at your fingertips, not having to hunt it down on the internet.
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Muybridge's work is amazing. The print quality is OK, but nothing special. Unfortunately The images are all laid out across the spine of the book, so they are impossible to copy without cutting the pages out- ie.destroying the book. Did the publisher do this intentionally to hinder people from actually using or reanimating the images?
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I only needed to consult this book a few times for projects with Animals involved, but it was definitely worth it.

You could get video footage of YouTube, convert the video, freeze frame and dissect it, but I found this book quicker and less hassle.
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