Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change

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Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change offers a unique opportunity to trace the life and complex art of the 19th century photographer. This book places his entire body of work - both artistic and technical - in the context of one of the most transformative periods of American and European history. Published to accompany a retrospective exhibition organized bythe Corcoran Gallery of Art, this catalogue includes essays by Philip Brookman, Marta Braun, Corey Keller, and Rebecca Solnit that investigate a ...
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Overview


Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change offers a unique opportunity to trace the life and complex art of the 19th century photographer. This book places his entire body of work - both artistic and technical - in the context of one of the most transformative periods of American and European history. Published to accompany a retrospective exhibition organized bythe Corcoran Gallery of Art, this catalogue includes essays by Philip Brookman, Marta Braun, Corey Keller, and Rebecca Solnit that investigate a variety of new ways to understand and interpret Muybridge's art and influences. Born in England, Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830-1904) moved in his early twenties to the United States, where he was soon drawn to the dramatic Western landscape. After a stagecoach accident, during a long convalescence in England, he learned photography. Returning to San Francisco in 1867, he soon earned his reputation photographing both the landscape and urban development of the West. Muybridge is best known for this inventive work and his massive atlas of stop-action motion studies, Animal Locomotion, first published in 1887.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783865219268
  • Publisher: Steidl, Gerhard Druckerei und Verlag
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Greenhalgh Greenhalgh, Paul 7

Introduction Andy Grundberg Grundberg, Andy 9

The Astonished Woodehopper 15

Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change Philip Brookman Brookman, Philip 23

The Infinite Landscape 111

Tangles, Time, Solitude, Transformation: Continuities in Eadweard Muybridge's River of Images Rebecca Solnit Solnit, Rebecca 177

Stopping Time 189

Magnificent Entertainment: The Spectacular Eadweard Muybridge Corey Keller Keller, Corey 217

Animals in Motion 229

Animal Locomotion Marta Braun Braun, Marta 271

Animal Locomotion 285

Select Bibliography 337

Checklist of the Exhibition 346

Illustrated Works Not in the Exhibition 355

Acknowledgments 358

Credits 360

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