BOOKS


See also: the books on the REFERENCES page, and the online books and articles on the LINKS page. Scroll down this page for listing of books by Muybridge and other relevant books that were published during his lifetime.

Widely available books published during the past century
Lesser-known books, pamphlets, and portfolios largely or entirely about Muybridge and his work
Books and pamphlets by Muybridge
Books and significant pamphlets about Muybridge's work, published during his lifetime
Chapters or significant sections about Muybridge in various books

Widely available books published during the past century

Some of the following books are still in print, most are generally available from sources such as Amazon.com, AbeBooks.com, eBay, etc. - but first, try your local bookshop.


Animals in Motion (Dover 1957)
ISBN-10: 0486202038 - ISBN-13: 9780486202037
Amazon look inside.


     

The Human Figure in Motion (Dover 1955)
ISBN-10: 0486202046 - ISBN-13: 9780486202044

Amazon look inside.


The Human Figure in Motion: a Source Book of Sequential Images (Bonanza 1989)
ISBN-13: 9780517641071 ISBN: 0517641070

Selections from Animal Locomotion.


     

The Male and Female Figure in Motion (Dover, 1984)
ISBN-10: 0486247457 - ISBN-13: 9780486247458

Amazon look inside.

Horses and Other Animals in Motion (Dover, 1985)
ISBN-10: 0486249115 - ISBN-13: 9780486249117

Amazon look inside.

It's all here:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/28885043/Edweard-Muybridge-Horses-and-Other-Animals-in-Motion

Reprints (selections) from Animal Locomotion plates first published in 1887.


   

Muybridge's Complete Human and Animal Locomotion
(Dover, 1979) ISBN13: 9781161518481 - ISBN10: 1161518487
Hardback

Amazon look inside.(Vol.1)
Amazon look inside.(Vol.3)

Three Volumes. Reprints (all plates) from Animal Locomotion, first published in 1887. With an Introduction by Anita Ventura Mozley.

"I am going to make a name for myself," young Eadweard Muybridge told a friend. "If I fail, you will never hear of me again." The prediction was wrong on two counts. The 19th century British photographer was to be celebrated for his multiple photographs proving that during a gallop all four of a horse's hoofs leave the ground. His series became the basis for motion picture photography, and today the man should be as celebrated as Thomas Edison, to whom he was once compared. But Muybridge's pioneering works fell between the stools of still photography and cinema, and at the time of his death, in 1904, he was all but forgotten. Even the contemporary fascination with photography has not elevated Muybridge to his proper place. These volumes may redress the balance. With the exactitude of a scientist and the dramatic sense of a stage designer, Muybridge observed lions, donkeys, dogs, deer, even elephants as they strode and ran. Their movements, caught in chiaroscuro, give the studies an eerie, dreamlike quality that has never quite been duplicated. Other series of nude men, women and children are done without a hint of prurience and provide a brilliant study of anatomy. The price tag on this rediscovered classic is prohibitive, but no library can afford to skip works that prove photography was a high art long before the electronic-shutter and autofocus robots that now pass for cameras.
TIME Monday, Feb. 04, 1980. Copyright © 2009


Muybridge's Human Figure in Motion. Electronic Clip Art Series (48 pages)
(Dover, 2007) ISBN: 9780486997711

Muybridge's Animals in Motion. Electronic Clip Art Series (48 pages)
(Dover, 2007) ISBN-10: 0486997677 - ISBN-13: 978-0486997674


Hans-Christian Adam (Ed.), Eadweard Muybridge : The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs
(Taschen, 2010). ISBN:9783836509411 ISBN: 3836509415
Hardcover: 800-plus pages.

Amazon text:
English photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) was a pioneer in visual studies of human and animal locomotion. In 1872, he famously helped settle a bet for former California governor Leland Stanford by providing photographic proof that when galloping, a horse momentarily lifts all of its legs off of the ground. Muybridge accomplished this feat by inventing a complex system of shutter releases that allowed him to capture freeze frames of the horse's gallop - proving conclusively, for the first time, that the horse does indeed lift all of its hooves in the air for a fraction of a second. For the next three decades, Muybridge continued his quest to fully catalog many an aspect of human and animal movement, shooting hundreds of nude or draped subjects engaged in various activities such as running, walking, boxing, fencing, and descending a staircase (the latter study inspired Marcel Duchamp's famous 1912 painting). This resplendent book traces the life and work of Muybridge, from his early thinking about anatomy and movement to his latest photographic experiments, and is copiously illustrated with his complete locomotion plates as well as biographical pictures and texts. The work of this icon of 19th century photography, still very relevant today, is most deserving of this long overdue XL tome that will delight art and photography fans as well as horse lovers.

About the Author
Dr. Hans Christian Adam studied psychology, art history and communication studies in Gottingen and Vienna. As a specialist in historical pictorial material, he has published numerous articles and books, including titles on travel and war photography. He is the author of TASCHEN's Edward Sheriff Curtis: The North American Indian, Karl Blossfeldt, Eugene Atget: Paris and Berlin.


...

Edward Ball, The Inventor and the Tycoon

Originally announced by Random House, with the title The Octopus and the Inventor: Eadweard Muybridge, the Killer Who Created the Movies. Taken up by Doubleday as The Tycoon and the Inventor, and eventually published as The Inventor and the Tycoon.

This from Amazon:

From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.

One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and play it back for an audience, giving birth to visual media and screen entertainments of all kinds. Yet the artist and inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial is one of the early instances of a media sensation. His patron was railroad tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, whose particular obsession was whether four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground at once. Stanford hired Muybridge and his camera to answer that question. And between them, the murderer and the railroad mogul launched the age of visual media.

Set in California during its frontier decades, The Tycoon and the Inventor interweaves Muybridge's quest to unlock the secrets of motion through photography, an obsessive murder plot, and the peculiar partnership of an eccentric inventor and a driven entrepreneur. A tale from the great American West, this popular history unspools a story of passion, wealth, and sinister ingenuity.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Books (24 April 2012)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0385525753
ISBN-13: 978-0385525756


Marta Braun, Eadweard Muybridge
(Distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Reaktion Books - Critical Lives). ISBN: 9781861897602
208 pages, 40 halftones 5 x 7 7/8, September 2010


Published cover (left) and design used for pre-publication publicity (right.)

Philip Brookman, Marta Braun, Cory Keller, Rebecca Solnit, Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change
(Steidl, 2010). ISBN: 9783865219268 / ISBN10: 3865219268
Hardback. 11x8ins. 360 pages.

Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change offers an opportunity to trace the life and art of the great photographer. In the wake of a wave of recent scholarship and renewed interest, it pitches his entire body of work against the backdrop of one of the most transformative periods of American and European history. Published to accompany a retrospective exhibition organized by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Helios features essays by Philip Brookman, Marta Braun, Corey Keller and Rebecca Solnit that provide a variety of new approaches to Muybridge's art and influences.Born in England, Eadweard J. Muybridge (1830-1904) moved to the United States in his early twenties, working as a bookseller for nearly ten years, until, after a stagecoach accident, he learned photography while convalescing in England. Returning to San Francisco in 1867, operating under the name of Helios, he commenced the work that was to secure his fame.

300 pp, 200 colour illustrations, Dimensions 22 x 28cm, Paperback. ISBN 9781845378378

The Tate Britain version of the exhibition book.


      

Brian Clegg, The Man Who Stopped Time. The Illuminating Story of Eadweard Muybridge - Pioneer Photographer, Father of the Motion Picture, Murderer
UK edition:
(Sutton Publishing, 2007) 251pp and Index. ISBN: 9780750948630 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780750948623 (hbk.) ISBN: 0750948620 (hbk.).
USA edition:
(Joseph Henry Press, 2007) ISBN: 0309101123 (hbk.)

Completists please note: the UK covers are not quite the same it seems - the overlayed images are arranged differently, and the title spacing is different. Here is a cover (by a different publisher who cancelled the project) that was never used. This is the most recent biography. Review.


Robert Bartlett Haas, Muybridge. Man in motion
(Universty of California Press, 1976) ISBN : 0520024648
Hardback

Twenty years or so in the making, it was worth waiting for. A very competent and profusely illustrated biography, and if one Muybridge book has to be chosen, still perhaps the first choice.

Robert Bartlett Haas (b.1916) was a faculty member at UCLA (1949- ) and the director of arts and humanities extension (1958).

Oblong 4to., xii, 207 pp., 156 b&w illustrations.


David Harris, with Eric Sandweiss, Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco 1850-1880
(Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1993) ISBN: 0 920785 37 9 (hb), ISBN:0 920785 39 5 (pbk) (and other ISBN numbers for co-publishers)
French edition:
Eadweard Muybridge et le panorama photographique de San Francisco, 1850-1880. ISBN: 0920785 41 7 (hb) 0920785 43 3 (pbk)

A delight to see these superb fold-out reproductions of San Francisco panoramas, including Muybridge's - which are a nightmare for the cataloguer. Authoritative text.

Product Description, Amazon
With essays by David Harris and Eric Sandweiss. Preface by Phyllis Lambert. These photographs from the CCA collection and other private and public collections document one of the supreme technical and conceptual achievements in the history of architectural photography. On July 14, 1877, Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) announced in the San Francisco Chronicle the publication of a set of photographs, Panorama of San Francisco from California Street Hill. It was available in two formats: as a set of albumen prints mounted on cabinet cards, and as an album of 11 albumen prints. Approximately one year later, Muybridge rephotographed the view, this time using a mammothplate camera. The result, a breathtaking 360-degree panorama measuring more than 17 feet in length, was published as an album, comprising 13 albumen prints. This book documents Muybridge's panoramas of a now-vanished San Francisco, and also discusses the antecedents of his work, thereby placing it within its historical context.

12 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches. 135 pages.


   

Gordon Hendricks, Eadweard Muybridge, the Father of the Motion Picture
UK edition: (Secker and Warburg, 1975) SBN: 436 19270 5 (Hb)
USA edition: (Grossman, 1975) ISBN: 0670286796

Handsome, well-researched and well written account of the life and work. Complements the Haas biography, and also '20 years in the making'. Profusely illustrated.

Gordon Hendricks was an art historian who wrote books on such painters as Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Eakins, as well as the photographer Eadweard Muybridge, and was an authority on the early history of motion pictures who debunked the notion that Edison was the father of movies.

Slightly Corrected edition (Dover, 2001) ISBN10: 048641535X ISBN13: 9780486415352
198 B/W plates. Notes. Appendix. Chronology. Bibliography. Collections. Index. 271+pp.

Note: Unmicrofilmed: Research files for Hendricks's books, EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE, FATHER OF THE MOTION PICTURE, 1975 [etc], at Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/collection/hendgord.htm


Stephen Herbert (ed.), Eadweard Muybridge. The Kingston Museum Bequest
(The Projection Box and Kingston Museum, 2004) ISBN: 1 903000 07 6
Hardback.

Published during 2004 and the commemoration of the centenary of Muybridge's death. Includes listing of lantern slides and other images on glass, Zoopraxiscope and discs. Introduction by Anne McCormack, Marta Braun on the human figures in the Animal Locomotion plates, Paul Hill on the 1878 San Francisco panorama, and my own Chapter on the lectures and Zoopraxiscope, with new information on Muybridge's talks in Britain. Illustrations of all the discs, many in colour. More here:


Paul Hill, Eadweard Muybridge 50
(Phaidon Press, 2001) ISBN: 0 7148 4042 4
Paperback

A small book comprising an excellent selection and reproduction of images - many taken from lantern slides in the Kingston Museum Collection - and a useful and very readable biography accompaniment by a former Curator of the Museum.


Kevin Kerr, Studies in Motion
(Talonbooks Ltd, 2009) ISBN: 0889225923 - ISBN: 978-0-89922-592-3
Softcover [5.5 X 8.5 in.; 144 pp]

Based on the theatre production Studies in Motion - the Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge.

From the book publisher's website:

Photographer Eadweard Muybridge's life was filled with the events of Victorian melodrama: adultery, jealousy, betrayal, murder, and an abandoned child. Tried for the murder of his wife's lover, he was acquitted on the grounds of justifiable homicide. However, these events, which predate his subsequent obsession with stopping time and freezing motion, become the ghosts that haunt Muybridge in the fictional world of Governor General's Award winning dramatist Kevin Kerr's new play, Studies in Motion. Attempting to absolve himself of the tragic consequences of his past actions by inventing a new world where action is neutralized by scientific analysis, Muybridge uses instantaneous photography to dissect time into its smallest possible fragments -to reconstruct his life, his identity, and his legacy.

On the surface, these sequences of still photos signify a person committed to the emerging culture of modern science: understanding through controlled observation and rational analysis, using the potential of technology to transcend the limits of our own senses, to enhance our powers of perception. Women and men, usually nude, are presented performing "everyday" actions alongside movements that are ritualistic, comic, sensual, absurd, and even diseased and pathological. The variations seem endless. There is a tension in the collected images: scientific, classical, elegant, erotic, startling, disturbing and grotesque.

But taken together, particularly as the technology pioneered by Muybridge lead to the world of cinematography, they seem to say something else - to inescapably construct a narrative that has shaped our culture into one that objectifies human beings, where information is fragmented, mediated, where observations through the filter of technology are trusted more than those acquired directly through our physical senses, and set images into motion in the service of a public manipulation of perception as effectively as Muybridge himself used them in the revision of his own private mythology.


Mark Klett, Rebecca Solnit, Byron Wolfe, Yosemite in Time: Ice Ages, Tree Clocks, Ghost Rivers
(Trinity University Press, 2008) ISBN-10: 1595340424 - ISBN-13: 978-1595340429

From Booklist
A place of dramatic natural beauty frozen in time in a pristine state in the photographs of Eadweard Muybridge and Ansel Adams, Yosemite is emblematic of the grandeur of the American West. But with its vast granite expanses, Yosemite is an open book recording the passage of geological time, and naturally it has changed since John Muir sang its praises. To discern how, and to more fully understand its powerful mythos, three visionaries join forces in this innovative inquiry. Rebecca Solnit, the author of five highly original books, including River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West (2003), supplies the mind-expanding commentary, musing in her inimitable fashion on the nexus of nature, art, science, and everyday experience. Acclaimed photographers Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe practice the demanding art of "rephotography," attempting to take photographs from the same spot at the same time of year and day as Muybridge, Adams, and others, creating fascinating juxtapositions of then and now. Together they've created a symphony of image and word that celebrates what endures and what evolves. Donna Seaman
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved.
Amazon
This book blends personal observations on Yosemite with reflections on photography and aesthetics, tourism and public life, and the histories of environmental and social politics. Rebecca Solnit's linked essays are interwoven with stunning images old and new: the book combines classic pictures by Eadweard Muybridge, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston with painstakingly re-photographed versions to show the startling changes wrought over time - by nature and humankind. Yosemite in Time paints a multifaceted portrait of a natural treasure that reflects the most compelling issues of our time.
Paperback: 144 pages. 12 x 9.6 x 0.6 inches. [Originally published as a hardback, 2005]
LOOK INSIDE at Amazon.


         

Kevin MacDonnell, Eadweard Muybridge. The man who invented the moving picture
(Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972) ISBN: 0 297 99538 3
Hardback

An English photography-enthusiast's attempt to create the first book on Muybridge. Lots of errors, photos reversed, and other problems - but wide distribution, in several languages, did help to make Muybridge's story and range of images more widely known. Transcriptions of original documents still useful.

German edition:
Der Mann, der die Bilder laufen lie§ oder Eadweard Muybridge und die 25000$-Wette (****, 1973), ISBN: 3-7658-0166-6
French edition:
Eadweard Muybridge l'homme qui invente l'image animee (Chene, 1980) ISBN: ****


Anita Ventura Mozley, Eadweard Muybridge, The Stanford Years 1872-1882
(Stanford University, 1972 - revised edition 1973)
Paperback

Essays on Muybridge's work, and his place in art history. An essential reference for the serious researcher.

German edition (?)
Eadweard Muybridge: 21.10.-28.11.1976, Stuttgart..., By Eadweard Muybridge, Anita Ventura Mozley, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein. (Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, 1976)


Eadweard Muybridge and Mark Klett, One City/Two Visions: San Francisco Panoramas, 1878 and 1990
(Bedford Arts Publishers, 1990) ISBN-10: 0938491423 - ISBN-13: 978-0938491422
Unpaginated Hardcover in illustrated matte boards. Quarto.
Contains two series of photographs depicting the panorama of the San Francisco skyline in 1878 and 1990. Includes biographical sketches of photographers, an essay by Klett about Muybridge, "A Note on Rephotographing the Muybridge Panorama," and an introduction by art historian and photographer Peter Bacon Hales.
38 pp., 28 duotone illustrations, 9x12".

Once again, Mark Klett turns his talents to re-photography, this time after a panoramic view of San Francisco done in 1878 by Eadweard Muybridge. Two major earthquakes and 112 years later, Klett's panorama reveals a dramatically altered city, yet one which retains its original character to a remarkable degree. This is a rephotograph by Mark Klett of a San Francisco panorama, after a panoramic view done in 1878 by Eadweard Muybridge. Two major earthquakes removed from the original, Klett's image reveals a dramatically altered city, yet which retains some of its original character. One City/Two Visions combines both extraordinary panoramas into a unique accordion-fold format- the Muybridge on one side, the Klett on the other. The one-foot-high-panels extend 10-1/2 feet, spiraling back and forth against each other to provide a visual continuum of a city in constant change. Photo-Eye Bookstore.


Les Pardew, Ross Wolfey, The Animator's Reference Book
(Thomson Learning / Course Technology Press, 2005). ISBN: 1592006752
Paperback.

"The Animator's Reference Book" serves as a visual reference guide for animators to show common human motion. It is an update of a classic series of reference books by Eadweard Muybridge. Although these books are generally heralded as the best reference books available, Muybridge's photographs were taken more than 100 years ago at the dawn of photography and are of poor quality. This updated book is designed specifically for the animator. It will help animators understand how to create better animation by studying actual motion. It will also serve as a valuable reference for game developers who wish to incorporate realistic human motion into their game design. In addition to human motion reference, this book will also contain instruction and tips for animating characters.

Synopsis: "The Animator's Reference Book" is designed to assist animators with the complex challenge of creating accurate human animation. It contains synchronized photos showing a wide range of common human motion, photographed from the front, side, back, and top to provide a complete view of the action and offer a clear, frame-by-frame reference of human movement. Learn how to compare the nuances of various types of motion and discover how motion affects the creation of accurate clothing deformation in animated characters. Cover techniques that allow you to accurately reflect the effect of weight and gravity on your animated characters. Whether you create 2D or 3D animation, this book serves as a valuable reference for realistically duplicating human motion.


Phillip Prodger, Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement
(Stanford / OUP 2003). ISBN: 0195149645
Paperback 280x215, xvi + 312pp.

Published for the exhibition at the Iris & B Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. Significant sections on Muybridge, plus a general review of instantaneous photography. Includes an essay by Tom Gunning, 'Never Seen this Picture Before: Muybridge in Multiplicity'. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w.


James L Sheldon; Jock Reynolds, Motion and document, sequence and time : Eadweard Muybridge and contemporary American photography
(Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 1991). ISBN: 1879886316 - ISBN: 9781879886315

Related to the exhibition of the same title, held at various venues 1991-1993. 95 pp. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 28 cm.

(Also 1993 edition?)

The exhibition's featured artists: Eadweard Muybridge, Berenice Abbott, Vito Acconci, Mowry Baden, John Baldessari, Paul Berger, Mel Bochner, Bette Burgoyne, Sarah Charlesworth, Robbert Flick, Walker Evans, Hollis Frampton, Marion Faller, Robert Mark Klett, Helen Levitt, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Duane Michals, James Pomeroym, Jake Seniuk, Robert Smithson
1992 exhibition review here.


   

Rebecca Solnit, Motion Studies / River of Shadows

UK edition:
Cover:
Motion Studies. Time, Space and Eadweard Muybridge
Title page:
Motion Studies. Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
(Bloomsbury, 2003) ISBN: 0 7475 6220 2
The American edition is entitled:
River of Shadows. Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
(USA: Viking, 2003) ISBN: ISBN13: 9780670031764 - ISBN10: 0670031763
Penguin paperback (USA) ISBN:9780142004104

Muybridge in the context of his times. Review.

Rebecca Solnit, author of six highly praised works of nonfiction, including Secret Exhibition, Savage Dreams, and Hollow City, contributes essays about visual art, public space, landscape, and environmental issues to national magazines and museum exhibition catalogs.


Rob Winger, Muybridge's Horse - a poem in three phases
(Nightwood Editions, 2007) ISBN: 0-88971-231-X
Paperback

Publisher's promotion and quotes from reviews here.
Review here.
and here.
Display for a public reading
here.


Lesser-known books, pamphlets, and portfolios largely or entirely about Muybridge and his work

Eadweard Muybridge, ANIMAL LOCOMOTION
(De Capo Press, New York 1969). A reprint of the 1887 edition, originally published under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania; subtitled - "An electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements. 1872-1885". 100 prints in a boxed portfolio with a printed label. 13 1/2" by 19 1/2". Originally De Capo intended to reproduce the whole of Muybridge's original series of 781 prints. There were to have been 8 boxed portfolios of approximately 100 prints each, and the sets would be sold by subscription to libraries. This first volume is all that appeared. The prints in this volume depict nude men exercising and participating in various athletic events. The prints were carefully produced on high quality paper. While the paper used is smaller than the original prints, the images themselves are nearly the size of the originals. [Information from Anacapa books]


The Glow Of Ages Presents, Eadweard Muybridge's 1877 Panorama (in 13 panels) of San Francisco taken from atop the Mark Hopkins home at California & Mason Streets.
13 panels, each measuring 8 1/2 X 11 inches. (Purchased at) Witkin Gallery, New York, c.1975?



From Yosemite, November 1976 Vol.45, No.4, Yosemite Natural History Association.

Eadweard Muybridge: Yosemite Photographs 1872
(Chicago Albumen Works 1977). Ten mammoth gold-toned albumen prints, made and published in a limited edition portfolio. The prints are made from negatives held at the archives of Yosemite National Park of photographs taken by noted 19th century photographer (and former rare book dealer) Muybridge. These spectacular prints are notable both as images and as opportunities to see the tonal quality of albumen prints in a fresh, unfaded state.


Eadweard Muybridge, La locomozione animale
(Bologna, Grafis, 1979). Publisher: Assessorato alla Cultura Sala d'Arme Palazzo Vecchio - Assessorato per la Cultura Associazione Amici, Comune di Firenze - Comune di Torino. pp. 8 di testo, cart. edit. figurata. 26 tavv. fotografiche, a p. pagina o su pagina doppia, riproducenti le affascinanti fotografie di Muybridge. Catalogo della mostra tenutasi a Firenze nel novembre 1979 e a Torino nel dicembre 1979-gennaio 1980. Le fotografie sono tratte dal volume "Animals in motion. An electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Progressive Movements commenced 1872, completed 1885".


Eadweard Muybridge, Electa Editrice Portfolio
(Gruppo Editoriale Electa /Rizzoli, Milano, Italy, 1982) A portfolio of 12 individual prints. Edited, and with an essay by, Daniela Palazzoli.
ISBN-10 1499587481 - ISBN-13 9781499587487. FORMAT Wrappers. 1st American ed. [4] p. introduction and twelve reproductions with tissue guards, laid into folding black portfolio, with publisher's pictorial title label.
More about the series of Electa Portfolios here.


Eadweard Muybridge, Marion Leuba, E.J.Muybridge (1830-1904) E.J.Marey (1830-1904) Histoires Parallèles (Musee de la Ville de Beaune, Beaune, 2000.) Pictorial Softcover. Catalogue of an exposition in Beaune, France. 28 p., 17 illustrations. Text by Marion Leuba. Biographies of both Eadweard J. Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey.


E. Bradford Burns, Eadweard Muybridge in Guatemala, 1875 : the photographer as social recorder
(University of California Press, 1986) ISBN: 0520055705 - ISBN: 9780520055704
viii+ 136 pp.
Review here (Subscription required) Visual Anthropology Review Volume 3 Issue 1-2, Pages 10 - 12
Several photo pages reproduced here.

http://www.skidmore.edu/~jdym/LS2-210/muybridge.htm


Brian Coe, Muybridge & The Chronophotographers
(London: British Film institute / Museum of the Moving Image, 1992). ISBN: 0-85170-336-4.
Paperback

Published in conjunction with the exhibition [Catching the Action:] Muybridge and the Chronophotographers, at the Museum of the Moving Image (London) 1992. 60pp. b&w illustrations.


Peta Cook, David Falkner, Muybridge in Kingston
(Kingston Museum and Heritage Service, 2010).
Paperback

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Muybridge Revolutions (Kingston) 2010. Text, b&w and colour illustrations.


Ando Gilardi, Muybridge il magnifico voyeur
(Gabriele Mazzotta Editore, Milan, 1980). 131 pages, text and photos. Album 49. Text in Italian.


Marion Hinton, Eadweard Muybridge of Kingston upon Thames.
(Kingston Museum, 1984).

Illustrated booklet issued to accompany Kingston Museum long-term exhibition - 'an introduction and list of exhibits'.


Rand Huebsch, Muybridge Sequence.
(Rand Huebsch).

Etched images. Edition of 25.


F. P. Liesegang, Die Biegrundung der Reihenphotographie durch Eadweard Muybridge, Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Kinematographie (1940). Unpublished manuscript of approximately 160 typed pages. [Ref: Virgilio Tosi, Cinema Before Cinema.]


Stephen Manes, Pictures of Motion & Pictures that Move. Eadweard Muybridge and the Photography of Motion
(Putnam, 1982). ISBN-10: 0698205502. ISBN-13: 978-0698205505. Hardcover: 56pp. b&w illustrations.


Robert S. McBain (researched by), SAN FRANCISCO 1878: Portrait of the City by Eadweard Muybridge
(San Francisco: Wells Fargo Bank History Department, 1979.) . 1st ed. In stiff stapled wrappers. Includes thirteen full page sized plates reproducing the 1878 Muybridge photographic panorama of San Francisco in its heyday (from the holdings of the Dept. of Special Collections, Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University.) Informative text, discussion of the plates and a brief biography. 32 pp. with selected bibliography.

Robert S. McBain (researched by), SAN FRANCISCO 1878: Portrait of the City by Eadweard Muybridge
(San Francisco: Wells Fargo Bank History Department, 1987.) Second edition, with illustrated cover.


Philip Metres, Instants (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006)

A series of snapshot poems inspired by the life and work of the eccentric photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who murdered his wife's lover, then went on to become one of the pioneers of motion photography and the grandfather of cinema. Handmade by members of the Ugly Duckling collective, the cover image, folded in two, echoes Breughel's "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" and the larger split/subject that the serial poem dramatizes. Plus, it's a flip-book as well. Hardcover

....a snap
shot a sudden
cut of lens open
& shutter & lead
bullet & watch the blood
slip through the ap
erture   the stutter
systole diastole
no frame to hold
the hole you made

Review: here.


Luis Luján Muñoz, Guatemala - 1875. Fotografías de Eadweard Muybridge
(CENALTEX, Ministerio de Educación, Guatemala 1975)
Exhibition catalogue, 42pp. Illustrated. Free download here.


Luis Luján Muñoz, Fotografías de Eduardo Santiago Muybridge en Guatemala (1875)
(CENALTEX, Ministerio de Educación, Guatemala 1984)
Book, 150pp. Illustrated. Free download here.


Tilman Osterwold et al, Eadweard Muybridge (Stuttgart Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, 1976)
Ausstellungskatalog, Stuttgart, Zurich, Basel, Bochum, Graz, 1976 - 1977. Texten von Tilman Osterwold, Anita Ventura Mozley, Francoise Forster-Hahn. Mit photographien von Muybridge 1872 - 1880, katalog und notizen zu seinem werk, bewegunsgsstudien in der wissenschaft und kunst, dokumente, bibliographie 8vo pp. 128 broch Ottimo.

Tilman Osterwold studied art history, archaeology, philosophy, and psychology, obtaining his PhD in art history in 1969. After teaching university for many years, he was director of the Wurttembergischer Kunstverein from 1973 to 1993. He has organized numerous exhibitions and published widely on the subject of 20th century art and culture.


Robert J. Phelan and Thomas Weston Fels, (Organised, and with essays by), Eadweard Muybridge. Animal Locomotion. Images from the Philadelphia years 1885-1985 (University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, 1985). i-iii + 25pp. Paperback, illustrated with plates from Animal Locomotion, plus a small silhouette 'flip book' galloping horse on page corners. Exhibition catalogue. Essays: Muybridge and the Artistic Image, by Robert J. Phelan, and: The Act Itself Was the Herald: Muybridge and the Revolution of Representation, by Thomas Weston Fels.


Alice Simpson (designer/artist), One-of-a-Kind 'book': Bird by Pablo Neruda. 7.5 x 8 x 30 ins. open. Accordion structure with paper covered boards. Includes E. Muybridge photo collage and gel medium. Caligraphy in walnut ink by artist on handmade papers. Simpson uses Muybridge's photographs of a body in motion to accompany Neruda's poetry. "I saw how things worked..."
http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/s/alicesimpson.html


[Beaune / Stanford], Marey / Muybridge pionniers du cinema recontre Beaune / Stanford
(Conseil régional de Bourgogne, Ville de Beaune, Université de Stanford California 1995). Actes du Colloque. In French and English. Paperback 150pp. b&w illustrations.

'De Stanford à Beaune, La Vallée de l'Image' [From Stanford to Beaune, the Valley of the Image], Jean-François Bazin
'A propos d'un centenaire...' [On the Subject of a Centennial], Marion Leuba
'Stanford and Muybridge, Then and Now', Thomas K. Seligman
'Eadweard Muybridge and Moving Image Culture', Deac Rossell
'The Romance and Reality of the Horse in Motion', Phillip Prodger
'Marey and Demeny: The Problems of Cinematic Collaboration and the Construction of the Male Body at the End of the 19th century', Marta Braun
'Marey, Muybridge et les femmes' [Marey, Muybridge and Women], Jean-Dominique Lajoux
'La chronophotographie: une approche moderne du mouvement humain' [Chronophotography: A Modern Approach to Human Movement], Thierry Pozzo
'Etienne-Jules Marey et les origines du cinéma' [Etienne Jules Marey and the Origins of Cinema], Virgilio Tosi


Freezing Time. The Autobiography of Eadweard Muybridge [date not known, c.2009]. Keith Stern. New York: Shoreham House. Kindle edition 2011. Written in the form of an imaginary 1898 autobiography.

"Soon to be a major motion picture, this action-filled adventure of four fascinating people during one of the most thrilling chapters of American history: the late 19th century transition from the Wild West to the Age of Technology. There's the narrator of our story, Eadweard Muybridge, the eccentric and mysterious photographer who conquers staggering obstacles to produce the first motion pictures; his young wife, Flora, one of the greatest beauties of San Francisco - and she knows it; Major Harry Larkyns, the English con artist who steals her heart and pays the ultimate price; and Governor Leland Stanford, the richest and most powerful businessman in the nation, who is both Muybridge's greatest supporter and the engine of his most devastating downfall. Based on a true story! Freezing Time tells this story in the form of an historical novel. While maintaining accuracy and truth about Muybridge's life and work, Freezing Time sets him into a dramatic context that is compelling to readers who may know little about him or his photography. The exciting adventure of his life and times as depicted in Freezing Time is like Indiana Jones meets The Time Machine mixed with elements of Jack The Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, and True Grit."


A comprehensive bibliography is in the course of preparation. The listing below includes only those works by Muybridge himself, or exclusively about Muybridge's work, that were published during his lifetime. Panoramas and photographs published only in unbound form have not been included.
[New draft, March 2010]

Books and pamphlets by Muybridge

Several privately commissioned albums of the homes and families of San Francisco residents (1870s) [to be added].


The Pacific coast of Central America and Mexico : the Isthmus of Panama, Guatemala, and the cultivation and shipment of coffee, (1877). 71 photographic plates.


The Attitudes of Animals in Motion. (1881). Album of photographs; results of Palo Alto 1878-79 work. Very limited edition. Full title: The attitudes of animals in motion : a series of photographs illustrating the consecutive positions assumed by animals in performing various movements; executed at Palo Alto, California, in 1878 and 1879
INTRODUCTION AND INDEX


The Attitudes of Animals in Motion, illustrated with the Zoopraxiscope 13 March 1882 lecture at the Royal Institution, pamphlet (London: Clowes & Sons, 1882) [Ball p408]


Animal Locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, By EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE.1872-1885. Plates from instantaneous photographs. Philadelphia: The UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. (Printed by the Photo-Gravure Company, New York, published under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania, 1887). 781 collotype plates.


Animal Locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, prospectus and catalogue of plates, (University of Pennsylvania, 1887).

Available for free download from the University of Pennsylvania Archives, here.


Author's Edition of 21 plates.


The Science of Animal Locomotion (Zoopraxography): An Electro-Photographic Invesigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements (1891-92). Pamphlet.
Zoopraxography or the Science of Animal Locomotion. Another edition.


   

Descriptive Zoopraxography, or the Science of Animal Locomotion made Popular (Pennsylvania: 1893).
Available for free download from the Internet Archive, here.


Animals in Motion, an Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Progressive Movements, etc. (Chapman and Hall, London, 1899, 1902, 1907, 1918, 1925). [This is the title given by the British Library catalogue. However, the title on the title page of the 1907 edition (and presumably previous editions) is: ANIMALS IN MOTION ... An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions]


THE HUMAN FIGURE IN MOTION ... An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions (Chapman and Hall, London, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1913, 1919, 192*, 1931).

THE STUDIO (Monthly). Edited by Charles Holme. April 15, 1902.
Vol. 25, No. 109. Reviews p.66-67
The Human Figure in Motion. By Eadweard Muybridge. (London : Chapman & Hall, Ltd.) 10s. net. - As an accompaniment to the work by the same author on "Animals in Motion," this volume will be generally welcomed by artists and designers. It presents the results of what Mr. Muybridge calls "an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of muscular actions," and shows instructively, by instantaneous photographs of male and female figures, the way in which various familiar movements are performed. The chief value of these studies is that they enable the artist or student to test and correct his visual impressions of different kinds of action, and so to avoid contradictory suggestions in his work ; they are not intended to save him the trouble of making his own investigations. Used with judgment, the book has great educational possibilities.

Books and significant pamphlets about or including Muybridge's work, published during his lifetime


Fig. 134 from Action in Art

William H. Beard, Action in Art (New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1893). Republished by Kessinger Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. 9 by 6 inches. (364 pages) Print on Demand.
"A full treatise on the challenges presented to artists by Muybridge's analytic photographs and their synthesis as moving pictures can be found in the 1893 textbook on movement called Action in Art by the American political cartoonist and animal painter William H. Beard (1824-1900). His book is richly illustrated with drawings from Muybridge's Animal Locomotion.....Dwelling on the movement of athletes, including the challenge of the hurdler, Beard used Muybridge's series to discuss poses and their implications for the synthetic whole." Nancy Mowll Mathews.


Funk & Wagnalls' Standard Dictionary of the English Language (New York, 1894-97). Entries relating to animal locomotion - including dog, amble, etc. - written by Muybridge, and illustrated by line drawings based on Muybridge's sequence photographs.


Armand Charles Goubaux and Gustave Barrier, De L'exterieur du Cheval, (Paris: Asselin & Cie., 1884). Includes drawings by Jules Lenoble du Teil, based on Muybridge's Palo Alto horse sequences. English Languarge edition, The Exterior of the Horse, published by Lippincott in 1892.


John S. Hittell, Yosemite: Its Wonders and Its Beauties, Illustrated by Twenty Photographic Views TAKEN BY "HELIOS", AND A MAP OF THE VALLEY. (H.H. Bancroft, San Francisco 1868). More HERE.


John M[arie]. Keating, Cyclopaedia of the Diseases of Children, (J.B. Lippincott & Co. Philadelphia 1890). Cloth. 1889 on copyright page, 1890 on title page, many illustrations throughout the four volumes including a series of photographs by Eadweard Muybridge in Volume 4.

Online: http://www.archive.org/details/cyclopdiadiseas05unkngoog


Marks, W. D (et al.) Animal locomotion : the Muybridge work at the University of Pennsylvania: the method and the result. Philadelphia. (Printed for the University by J.B. Lippincott Co., 1888). Contains three papers by experts: Marks, W. D. 'The mechanism of instantaneous photography.' Allen, H. 'Materials for a memoir on animal locomotion'. Dercum, F. X. 'A study of some normal and abnormal movements photographed by Muybridge.'
Available for free download from the Internet Archive, here.

Marks, W. D (et al.) Animal locomotion : the Muybridge work at the University of Pennsylvania: the method and the result. Philadelphia. (Printed for the University by J.B. Lippincott Co., 1888). Reprint, 1973.
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[Muybridge] Syllabus of a Course of Two Lectures on the Science of Animal Locomotion in Its Relation to Design in Art, [Muybridge] (London: 1882) 12-page (offprint) summary of Muybridge lecture to the Royal Institution. [Haas 133]


J.B.D. Stillman, A.M., M.D. The Horse in Motion, as shown by Instantaneous Photography, with a Study in Animal Mechanics, founded on Anatomy and the Revelations of the Camera, in which is demonstrated the Theory of Quadrupedal Motion (Messrs. Trubner, 1882). The investigations were executed and published under the auspices of Mr. Leland Stanford, of Palo Alto Farm, California.

The book by J.D.B Stillman (pub: Boston: James R. Osgood, 1882), commissioned by Muybridge's patron, the railroad baron Leland Stanford, was based on Muybridge's now famous photographic studies of a horse galloping. But master and reluctant servant had fallen out, and the book was published under Stillman's name, giving Muybridge negligible credit. The book contains detailed description of the studies into the motion of the horse (and other quadrupeds), with five of Muybridge's photographs and ninety-one lithographs based on his photographs, plus line drawings. The book's publication caused considerable embarrassment to Muybridge at the time, as his contribution to the scientific studies was now questioned by several authorities, but it is an important publication nonetheless. It's now available as a free download from the Internet Archive in DjVU (6MB), PDF (67MB) and TXT (279KB) formats.
(These notes are from The Bioscope, a highly recommended webiste on early and silent cinema.)

Available for free download from the Internet Archive, here.


Edward Vischer, Vischer's Pictorial of California Landscape, Trees and Forest scenes. Grand Features of California Scenery, Life, Traffic and Customs, (J. Winterburn & Company, 1870) which includes 'photographs from the original drawings' (Vischer was an artist) plus "contributions" by others, including (according to Google book search) Muybridge. Not confirmed. [10]pp. of text plus 163 albumen photographs (of drawings) on captioned mounts (a few with two photographs per mount). PLUS Text volume of identical title,132pp.


Robert Wallace, Farm Live Stock of Great Britain by (probably the Crosby Lockwood and son, 1893 edition), used six examples of the drawings from Funk & Wagnalls, from 'advance sheets of the Standard Dictionary', which was then still in preparation. Muybridge also 'revised and corrected the letterpress'.


Chapters or significant sections about Muybridge in various books

Maybanke Anderson, Maybanke, a Woman's Voice: The Collected Works of Maybanke Selfe-Wolstenholme-Anderson, 1845-1927, ed. Beverley Kingston and Jan Roberts (Avalon, New South Wales, Australia: Ruskin Rowe Press 2001). Includes details of young Muggeridge/Muybridge in Kingston.


Marta Braun, 'Animal Locomotion', in: Sabine Flach, Daniel Margulies, Jan Soffner (eds) Habitus in Habitat 1: Emotion and Motion (Bern: Peter Lang AG, 2010)
The proceedings of a conference.


Marta Braun, 'Fragmentation as Narration: The Case of Animal Locomotion', in: Francois Albera, Marta Braun, and Andre Gaudreault (eds) Stop Motion, Fragmentation of Time, (Editions Payot Lausanne, 2002)
Much more about Muybridge, and chronophotography, in this book.


Marta Braun, 'Marey, Muybridge, and Motion Pictures', in Picturing Time. The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904) (University of Chicago Press, 1992)
The chapter on Muybridge is an important account of the image manipulations, and the 'narrative fictions' that he created, and the book as a whole includes a great deal about Muybridge.


George Thomas Clark, 'Animal Locomotion and Muybridge', in Leland Stanford, war governor of California, railroad builder and founder of Stanford University (Stanford University Press, H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1931)


Jim Crain, 'The Modoc War', and other Muybridge illustrations in California in Depth: A Stereoscopic History (Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1994)
Stereoviews reduced in size for viewing with card/plastic stereoviewer supplied. Fourteen Bradley and Rulofson / Muybridge stereoviews illustrated in the Modoc chapter, and several others elsewhere.


Dr Timothy Cresswell On the Move (ISBN: 9780415952552) 2006 paperback, Routledge (UK). Also: Printed on demand, perfect bound book

On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. However, as Cresswell shows through a series of historical episodes, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Chapter 3. Capturing Mobility: Mobility and Meaning in the Photography of Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity. Tim Cresswell is Professor of Geography at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Read it online. online


Hollis Frampton, 'Eadweard Muybridge, Fragments of a Tesseract', in On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters: The Writings of Hollis Frampton (MIT Press: Writing Art Series 2009) (Hardcover). Edited by Bruce Jenkins. Introduction by Bruce Jenkins. 7 x 9, 360 pp., 18 color illus. 16 black & white illus.
ISBN-10:0-262-06276-3 - ISBN-13: 978-0-262-06276-3

This collection of Frampton's writings presents his critical essays (many written for Artforum and October) along with additional material, including lectures, correspondence, interviews, production notes, and scripts. It replaces - and supersedes - the long-unavailable Circles of Confusion, published in 1983.

Frampton ranged widely over the visual arts in his writing, and the texts in this collection display his distinctive perspectives on photography, film, video, and the plastic and literary arts. They include critically acclaimed essays on Edward Weston and Eadweard Muybridge as well as appraisals of contemporary photographers...

Includes: Eadweard Muybridge, Fragments of a Tesseract p22-32.


John Hiller, 'Muybridge's Cyanotypes, Glass Plates and Apparatus in the Smithsonian Institution', in: Francois Albera, Marta Braun, and Andre Gaudreault (eds) Stop Motion, Fragmentation of Time, (Editions Payot Lausanne, 2002)


Rudolf Jordan Jr., The Gait of the American Trotter and Pacer. An analysis of their gait by new methods, and an investigation of the general principles concerning the proper balancing of motion action and extension (New York: William R. Jenkins Co., 1910)
Significant material concerning the analysis of horse movement, based in part on the analysis of Muybridge's images, including Occident and Abe Edgington, taken from Stillman's The Horse in Motion, with specially produced flow diagrams.


E. Ray Lankester, 'The Problem of the Galloping Horse', in Science from an Easy Chair - A Second Series, (Methuen, 1914 [originally published by Adlard & Son, 1913]). Also published as More Science from an Easy Chair.
An important essay on the 'attitudes' of the horse in the history of art, with frequent references to Muybridge's work.


Nancy Mowll Mathews, Charles Musser 'The Animalier and the Zoopraxographer', in Moving pictures: [the un-easy relationship between] American art and early film, 1880-1910 (Hudson Hills Press in association with the Williams College Museum of Art, 2005) 192 pp.
ISBN:1555952283
A significant amount of material in this book concerns Muybridge, his work, chronophotography, and their relationship with painting, drawing, film, and other arts pre-1910. Informed and important texts. With DVD. Published to coincide with an exhibition with the same title, 2005.


Jonathan Miller (Estorick Collection, 2010). Exhibition catalogue - Marey, Muybridge, Edgerton, etc, in context of art. Substantial proportion of Muybridge discussion and illustration, including colour pate of Zoopraxiscope disc Athlete standing Long jump.


Anita Ventura Mozley, 'Introduction to the Dover Edition', in Muybridge's Complete Human and Animal Locomotion (Dover, 1979) [Three Volumes. Reprints (all plates) from Animal Locomotion, first published in 1887.]


Sam Mussabini, Running, Walking and Jumping. Track and Field Athletics. How to Train. (Foulsham, London 1926) 94 pages, b/w photographic plates. Includes Muybridge photographic sequences.
Sam Mussabini, the celebrated London Polytechnic Harriers Coach, was one of the last of the old-time trainer-coaches. He coached athletes to a total of eleven Olympic medals over five Olympics. The book contains 31 photographic plates, including b/w action shots of some of the great athletes of the period taken by the author himself, plus a series plates by Muybridge.


David Oubina, Una jugueteria filosofica. Cine, cronofotografia y arte digital (Manantial, 2009). ISBN 978-987-500-126-8. Extensive section about Muybridge.


Chris Price, Brief Lives (Paul & Company Pub Consortium, 2006). ISBN: 1869403630, 9781869403638 . A dictionary of the weird and the obscure. Includes "Z" - a lecture about the lives surrounding the creation of the zoopraxiscope.


Sam Rohdie, 'Eadwaerd [sic] Muybridge', in Montage
(Manchester University Press, 2006) ISBN 0 7190 7038 4 hardback. ISBN 0 7190 7039 2 paperback


   

l: cover of my copy, 2003. r: variant cover seen on the web. (2004?)

J. Shaw, E. Muybridge, H. Edgerton, Time Motion
(Stockport: Dewi Lewis, 2003) ISBN:1-904587-04-6. ISBN-13: 9781904587040
Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing in partnership with Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery and Birmingham Library Services. Time Motion demonstrates the extraordinary potential of photography to explore and capture movement and passage of time.
Hardback, 60 photographs 235mm x 165mm. Here's how the Britsh Library deals with the rather awkward title:

Shaw, Jonathan.
Title: Tim[eo]tion / Jonathan Shaw, Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton.
Variant title: Time, motion
Publisher/year: Stockport: Dewi Lewis, 2003.
Physical descr. 95 p. : ill. (some col.); 17 x 24 cm.
General note: The 'e' in time and the 'o' in motion appear superimposed in the title.
"This book, a collaboration between Dewi Lewis Publishing, Birmingham Library Services and Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, celebrates the exhibition 'Time / Motion' held at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from July to Sept. 2003"--Pref.

The exhibition included plates from Birmingham's copy of Animal Locomotion. The book includes approx 12 Animal Locomotion plates.


Paul Souriau, Aesthetics of Movement (University of Massachusetts Press, 1983). An English translation of L'esthetique du mouvement. This English edition (only) is illustrated with Muybridge's Animal Locomotion sequences.


Robert Taft, 'An Introduction. Eadweard Muybridge and his work', in The Human Figure in Motion (Dover 1955) [This is not the Muybridge book of 1901, but a new selection of plates from Animal Locomotion.]


Virgilio Tosi, (Sergio Angelini, Translator) several sections about Muybridge in Cinema before cinema: the origins of scientific cinematography (British Universities Film & Video Council, 2005) ISBN 0-901299-75-8, 248p.

'This classic history of scientific film was published in Italian in 1984, and is receiving its first English publication in a revised and updated edition. Tosi challenges traditional histories of the cinema by arguingthat late-nineteenth century sequence photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey were not precursors of the entertainment cinema but of a vital history of scientific cinematography. Tosi describes the scientific impulses behind Muybridge, Marey, other chronophotographers such as Jules Janssen, Albert Londe, and Georges Demeny, and demonstrates the fascinating ways in which surgeons, astronomers, ethnologists and biologists used film in the earliest years of cinema.



Jacket photo by Muybridge

Regina Wagner, Cristobal von Rothkirch, The History of Coffee in Guatemala (Villegas Editores, 2001) Hardcover: 224 pages, Language: English.
ISBN-10: 9588156017, ISBN-13: 978-9588156019.

"Muybridge left the largest and oldest photographic record of coffee production in Latin America, and captured an important period of transition from the conservative to the liberal eras."

After it emerged as a market commodity in the 18th century, coffee was easily adapted to cultivation in the highlands of Central America. Guatemala in particular has relied on coffee cultivation as a part of its economic identity: it has been a premier export crop for over 300 years. The importance of coffee to the country lies in the large labor investment in each stage of production. This large-format illustrated book covers agricultural, social, and cultural aspects of coffee culture in Guatemala in old photographs, charts, tables and maps. Wagner's work shows how Guatemala has met the economic complexity to which this product is subject, and why coffee remains the solid foundation crop of the country today.

Regina Wagner was born in Guatemala, has a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University, New Orleans. She teaches at the Francisco Marroqu’n University and is current president of the Academy for Geography and History of Guatemala.

The book was originally published in Spanish. A new updated (English?) edition is planned for 2011.

The Google book preview includes several good quality sepia reproductions of Muybridge photographs.


Prof. J. WORTLEY AXE, (Edited by), THE HORSE: Its Treatment in Health and Disease. With a Complete Guide to Breeding, Training and Management. 9 volumes. (London Gresham, 1906.) 10 3/4"x7 1/2". First edition.

Set of 9 divisional volumes issued quarterly from 1906. In over 20 main sections, including Exterior of the Horse, Conformation and its Defects, Varieties of the Horse, Principles of Breeding and Management of the Breeding Stud, Horse Training for the Course, the Hunt, and the Show, Stable Management and Stable Vices, Examination as to Soundness, etc. With 38 colour plates including tissue-guarded frontispiece for each volume, 76 monochrome plates, 13 folding pedigree tables, num text illustrations, and one model; a number of the plates & tables with keys opposite. Volume 8 with series of monochrome plates from Animals in Motion by Eadweard Muybridge. Hardback. [J. Wortley Axe MRCVS, was ex-President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.]

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