EARLY CINEMA : OPTICAL MEDIA : SILENT FILM : PHOTOGRAPHY : MAGIC LANTERN
28 June 2014
Muy Blog: Eadweard Muybridge Selection 2009-2012 (Illustrated Paperback)
Published by the Projection Box, 2014
There's more to Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) than a strange name and the fact that he shot dead his wife's lover. Best known for his sequence photographs of humans and animals in motion, the 'galloping horse photographer' has left a legacy of scientific and artistic work that continues to influence visual media today. A spinoff from the website The Compleat Muybridge, is Muy Blog on Wordpress, keeping Muybridge enthusiasts up to date with what's happening in the wide world of Muybridge and his images. This souvenir selection is from the first four years of news, research and comment. Read about the modern Profilograph bronze sculpture technique that morphs a galloping horse into a four-dimensional artwork, illustrating time as well as space. Follow the 1895 commotion about the hugely expensive folio Animal Locomotion: 'not one in twenty thousand would undertand it...' Enjoy the evocative lyrics of 'Good Evening, Major' - almost the last words that Flora Muybridge's lover would ever hear - from the engaging video by the band Accordions. Find out what connects Ronald Reagan, Muybridge, and Death Valley. Enjoy the zoopraxographer's influence on the cartoonists of the late 19th century. Follow the author as he goes 'In search of Helios'. Was Eadweard Muybridge really 'The Father of the Motion Picture'? Read about the exhibitions, the controversy, and The Smartest Kid on Earth. Catch up with Muy Blog in this handy printed form.
206 pages 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm
Stephen Herbert is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, Kingston University, London. Kingston is Muybridge's home town. A Muybridge specialist for more than 25 years, he has lectured widely on the history of optical media and his contributions have appeared in academic journals, encyclopedias, magazines, books, films, tv , radio, and on the web. His web site The Compleat Muybridge, together with Muy Blog on Wordpress, cover the world of Muybridge in all its forms - historical research, modern artworks, digital re-imagining, and much more.
20 October 2011
Dickens book published today
The Dickens Daguerreotype Portraits by Stephen Herbert, a colour monograph resulting from research into the earliest photographic images of Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine, was published today, and is available direct from Blurb.
17 October 2011
New Kinora update list, 2011.
Following publication this month of a new edition of The Kinora: motion pictures for the home 1896-1914, author Barry Anthony has provided a new list of additions and corrections, now posted on this website.