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The Resource Animal locomotion : an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movement, 1872-1885, by Eadweard Muybridge

Animal locomotion : an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movement, 1872-1885, by Eadweard Muybridge

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Animal locomotion : an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movement, 1872-1885
Title
Animal locomotion
Title remainder
an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movement, 1872-1885
Statement of responsibility
by Eadweard Muybridge
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Language
eng
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PLF
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plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Animal locomotion : an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movement, 1872-1885, by Eadweard Muybridge
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Publication
Note
  • Collection of 781 collotypes by Eadweard Muybridge, comprising his magnum opus, Animal locomotion, which documents and analyzes the successive phases of human and animal movement using automatic electro-photographic apparatus. According to the Library of Congress description, "this work originated in an attempt to settle the argument which arose in 1871 between Leland Stanford, president of the Central Pacific Railroad, and Robert Bonner, owner of the New York Ledger, as to whether a trotting horse ever had all four feet off the ground at once. Both men were prepared to enter the controversy fully and to contribute ideas and practical means to prove his side of the argument. Muybridge's solution was to photograph each stage in the trot of a horse called Occident owned by Stanford. Some of Muybridge's photographs did appear to show Occident with all four of his feet lifted at the same time clear of the ground. The research and photography for Animal Locomotion was carried out for the University of Pennsylvania in 1884-1885, using and improving the techniques developed in the 1870s. Of the 781 plates, 95 were devoted to the horse, and 124 to wild animals, domestic animals, and birds. The other 562 are arranged in series devoted to men, women, and children, nude, semi-nude, and draped, walking, running, dancing, getting up and lying down, wrestling, boxing, leaping, etc. For further information see G. Hendricks, Eadweard Muybrige (London 1975), and R.B. Haas, Muybridge: man in motion (Berkeley 1976)."
  • Collotypes are printed on linen steel-plate paper with printed series title, plate number, and photographer's credit and copyright information below image
  • Plates are numbered consecutively
  • Only a few complete sets of 781 photographs, priced at $600 at that time, were sold, mainly to institutions. Other subscribers purchased custom sets of 100 photographs of their choice, priced at $100
  • Issued with a prospectus and catalogue of plates: Animal locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements by Eadweard Muybridge.... Philadelphia: Printed by J.B. Lippincott Company, 1887. Includes prospectus and description of Muybridge's studio, apparatus, and method of working; analysis of the plates; notes on the models, animals, and birds; and angles of view, and movements and time. The section "Animal Locomotion: Catalogue" on pages i-xxxii at end, provides a list of titles, in numerical order, of all 781 plates. There is also a separate order leaf of plate numbers from which subscribers could check off those they wished to include in their portfolio(s)
Dimensions
48 x 61 cm
Extent
11 volumes (781 plates)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is a subscription copy of 100 collotypes selected by the subscriber from the 781 plates; witih a xerox copy of the 1887 prospectus and catalogue of plates. Plates interleaved with guard tissue, housed loose as issued in original canvas-lined full American russian leather portfolio. In modern gray cardboard box. From the collection of Albert Boni.
Other physical details
781 collotypes
System control number
  • (OCoLC)08958306
  • ucoclc8958306
Label
Animal locomotion : an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movement, 1872-1885, by Eadweard Muybridge
Publication
Note
  • Collection of 781 collotypes by Eadweard Muybridge, comprising his magnum opus, Animal locomotion, which documents and analyzes the successive phases of human and animal movement using automatic electro-photographic apparatus. According to the Library of Congress description, "this work originated in an attempt to settle the argument which arose in 1871 between Leland Stanford, president of the Central Pacific Railroad, and Robert Bonner, owner of the New York Ledger, as to whether a trotting horse ever had all four feet off the ground at once. Both men were prepared to enter the controversy fully and to contribute ideas and practical means to prove his side of the argument. Muybridge's solution was to photograph each stage in the trot of a horse called Occident owned by Stanford. Some of Muybridge's photographs did appear to show Occident with all four of his feet lifted at the same time clear of the ground. The research and photography for Animal Locomotion was carried out for the University of Pennsylvania in 1884-1885, using and improving the techniques developed in the 1870s. Of the 781 plates, 95 were devoted to the horse, and 124 to wild animals, domestic animals, and birds. The other 562 are arranged in series devoted to men, women, and children, nude, semi-nude, and draped, walking, running, dancing, getting up and lying down, wrestling, boxing, leaping, etc. For further information see G. Hendricks, Eadweard Muybrige (London 1975), and R.B. Haas, Muybridge: man in motion (Berkeley 1976)."
  • Collotypes are printed on linen steel-plate paper with printed series title, plate number, and photographer's credit and copyright information below image
  • Plates are numbered consecutively
  • Only a few complete sets of 781 photographs, priced at $600 at that time, were sold, mainly to institutions. Other subscribers purchased custom sets of 100 photographs of their choice, priced at $100
  • Issued with a prospectus and catalogue of plates: Animal locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements by Eadweard Muybridge.... Philadelphia: Printed by J.B. Lippincott Company, 1887. Includes prospectus and description of Muybridge's studio, apparatus, and method of working; analysis of the plates; notes on the models, animals, and birds; and angles of view, and movements and time. The section "Animal Locomotion: Catalogue" on pages i-xxxii at end, provides a list of titles, in numerical order, of all 781 plates. There is also a separate order leaf of plate numbers from which subscribers could check off those they wished to include in their portfolio(s)
Dimensions
48 x 61 cm
Extent
11 volumes (781 plates)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is a subscription copy of 100 collotypes selected by the subscriber from the 781 plates; witih a xerox copy of the 1887 prospectus and catalogue of plates. Plates interleaved with guard tissue, housed loose as issued in original canvas-lined full American russian leather portfolio. In modern gray cardboard box. From the collection of Albert Boni.
Other physical details
781 collotypes
System control number
  • (OCoLC)08958306
  • ucoclc8958306

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