Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey, 1830-1904

Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey, 1830-1904

by Marta Braun, Etienne-Jules Marey
     
 

Etienne-Jules Marey was an inventor whose methods of recording movement revolutionized our way of visualizing time and motion. Best remembered for his chronophotography, Marey constructed a single-camera system that led the way to cinematography. Picturing Time, the first complete survey of Marey's work, investigates the far reaching effects of Marey's

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Etienne-Jules Marey was an inventor whose methods of recording movement revolutionized our way of visualizing time and motion. Best remembered for his chronophotography, Marey constructed a single-camera system that led the way to cinematography. Picturing Time, the first complete survey of Marey's work, investigates the far reaching effects of Marey's inventions on stream-of-consciousness literature, psychoanalysis, Bergsonian philosophy, and the art of cubists and futurists.

Braun offers a fascinating look at how Marey's chronophotography was used to express the profound transformation in understanding and experiencing time that occurred in the late nineteenth century. Featuring 335 illustrations, Picturing Time includes many unpublished examples of Marey's chronophotographs and cinematic work. It also contains a complete bibliography of his writings and the first catalog of his films, photographic prints, and recently discovered negatives.

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Marey was an inventor whose method of recording movement--chronophotography (it pointed the way to cinematography)--is interwoven with a profound transformation in the understanding and experiencing of time that occurred in the late 19th century. Braun (film and photography, Ryerson Polytechincal Institute, Toronto) explores his work and its impact. Among the 335 illustrations are many previously unpublished examples of Marey's chronophotographs. A bibliography of his writings is included along with a catalog of his films, prints, and recently discovered negatives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780226071732
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/15/1992
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
8.63(w) x 9.81(h) x 1.26(d)

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