Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton

Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton

by Gus Hayafus
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Inventor of the strobe flash and a pioneer of stop-action photography, Edgerton literally stops time in these remarkable photographs. A splashing milk drop, arrested with high-speed film and strobe, looks exactly like a king's crown. A golfer, shot at 100 flashes per second, swings his driver into an Archimedian spiral. Pictures of fencers, tennis players, rope-skippers and ping-pong enthusiasts, all caught in action sequences, call to mind futurist paintings with their frantic sequences of motion. Edgerton's inventions for underwater photography have yielded such marvels as his photo of the top of a lava mountain thousands of feet below the ocean's surface. His picture of Stonehenge, taken from a night-flying plane, brings the eerie stone slabs to life. An MIT scientist, Edgerton is a genuine artist who probes the laws of motion in a hitherto invisible world. (October)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Edgerton, an electrical engineer at MIT, greatly advanced photography in 1933 with his invention of the high-powered repeatable flashthe strobe. For nearly 60 years he has applied his many discoveries to ``seeing the unseen'': freezing high-speed motion; superimposing successive microseconds of action; using high intensity lighting for close-up micrography, etc. This lush publication gathers, in over 100 duotones and 22 color plates, images spanning Edgerton's career, along with Jussim's essay on his place in photohistory, a biographical outline, and a bibliography of his works. Highly recommended. Ann Copeland, Drew Univ. Lib., Madison, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810915145
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1987
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 11.56(h) x 0.93(d)

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