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Eadweard Muybridge: The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs Hardcover – December 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 872 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; Mul edition (December 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836509415
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836509411
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 13 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,368,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Hans Christian Adam studied psychology, art history and communication studies in Gottingen and Vienna. As a specialist in historical pictorial material, he has published numerous articles and books, including titles on travel and war photography. He is the author of TASCHEN's Edward Sheriff Curtis: The North American Indian, Karl Blossfeldt, Eugene Atget: Paris and Berlin.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cerberus on July 18, 2011
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Muybridge has long fascinated me without his innovative thinking we wouldn't have motion pictures and host of other related photographic fields. This book is a bit disappointing because though the format is large the pictures are small and in my opinion poorly reproduced. There are better books on Muybridge's work and certainly much less expensive than this one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jmoss on January 17, 2011
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Another amazing book from Taschen. I wasn't sure what to expect for $40.00 but I trust the publisher and gave it a shot. It is an absolutely beautiful book! Huge, with all of Muybridges photographs of the body in motion. Its a great reference for an artist or animator.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 29, 2012
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English photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) is likely one of the most highly respected resources of information for artists who concentrate on the human figure in painting, drawing sculpture, dance, film, and even abstraction. Muybridge devoted his life and his camera to taking images of people and animals and birds in motion. His invention of an extraordinarily complicated system of allowing the shutter releases of the camera to capture every point of a movement of a figure in motion was one of the more technically advanced inventions of his time. Not only did these plentiful examples of the spectrum of movement of muscles and the manner in which they allow movement aid physiologists and therapists to refocus their concept of how to restore movement to people - especially soldiers injured in battle.

The number of artists who have relied on Muybridge's breakthrough work include, of course, Francis Bacon, Marcel Duchamp, Tad Beck and countless others. His photographs are on the walls of art classrooms around the world: any artist involved in understanding the muscle movements possibilities of the human form (or of animals such as horses as in creating the puppetry for the stage play WAR HORSE) routinely depends on the comprehensive work of this pioneer.
More than any other book on the market this volume realties not only the craft of Eadweard Muybridge but also gives a thorough survey of his life and how he came to create the monumentally important studies he left as his legacy. The large volume can be read as an art book, a book of instruction, or as a study of the figure in all manner of exercise and activity. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, July 12
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By geneva on February 18, 2014
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These are amazing photographs and a great collection to have HOWEVER not in this format. The length of the pages does not support the weight of the book and the spine is cracking and losing pages already. Poor design for such a great collection of pictures.
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