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I got through 150 pages of this book by active skimming but finally gave up. Solnit buries a fascinating story under a blizzard of details about the historical context of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Muybridge is the thread that allows us to see how life changed with his invention. Well written. Well researched. You'll come away smarter and with a broader perspective. Read morePublished 6 months ago by book person
Soltnit is a fascinating and able guide in ways that give a good name to intellectual associative writing: she knows how to do it without sounding anything but genuine in her... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Eileen O Malley Callahan
very informative but way to long for what the author appears to want to do. but interesting.Published 15 months ago by Paula A. Barsamian
An unusual penetrating study of the beginning of photography, of Muybridge's life and his 'movement studies.' Mr. Read morePublished 16 months ago by a
When this book was first assigned to me, i was skeptical about how interesting this topic could possibly be, but solnit is such an incredible writer! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ahmed Bahgat
Mostly when people mention the Wild West they do so in the full knowledge that this largely mythological landscape is a product of Hollywood. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Welschrisby
Not the most scintillating writing I've ever read, but an eye-opening story of an artist (Muybridge) whose work helped shape our world. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Katya Cohen