MISCELLANEOUS TEXTS


The following internal links will take you to transcriptions of various texts, and scans of articles.

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'Mr. Muybridge at the Royal Institution.' Photographic News 17 March 1882.

'Instantaneous photography v. eyesight.' British Journal of Photography 21 July, 1882. Mr. Muybridge and Professor Marey have photographed the invisible; Mr. Galton has followed up their work by rendering visible to the eye the invisible.

'Muybridge vs Stanford. Suit of the Artist for Damages for the Governor's Horse Book.' Salt Lake Daily Tribune 30 January, 1883.

'Introductory' from the fifth edition of The Human Figure in Motion... An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions, by Eadweard Muybridge (London: Chapman and Hall, 1919).

EXTRACT FROM: Oral history interview with Sol Lewitt, 1974 July 15, re: MUYBRIDGE 1 and MUYBRIDGE 2

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January 1899, London book dealer Bernard Quaritch offers second-hand copy, full set of 781 Animal Locomotion plates for sale, at one hundred and five pounds. This 4-page brochure gives information on number of full sets sold. BARNES COLLECTION

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The Century Magazine, Vol.XXIV, No.3, July 1882. 'The Horse in Motion', review article by George E. Waring, Jnr. PRIVATE COLLECTION

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The Magazine of Art, Vol.VI, 1883. 'The Paces of the Horse in Art', by W.G. Simpson. Article promoted by publication of Stillman's The Horse in Motion, and Marey's Animal mechanism. PRIVATE COLLECTION

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The Stanford-Muybridge Motion Pictures of 1878-79, by Walter. E. Miles. Reprint from The Bulletin of the Minnesota Federation of Architectural and Engineering Societies, September 1929. STEPHEN HERBERT COLLECTION

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Eadweard Muybridge. The real father of cinematography, by Bernard Alfieri. Article from Courier magazine, Vol. 36, No.1, January 1961. STEPHEN HERBERT COLLECTION. Note: it has not been possible to establish the copyright situation for this article; it will be withdrawn on request of copyright owner.

Downloadable files on this website are for private research use only.

The following books are available for free download from the Internet Archive.

Descriptive Zoopraxography, or, The science of animal locomotion made popular by Eadweard Muybridge ([Philadelphia]: University of Pennsylvania 1893)

Animal Locomotion. The Muybridge work at the University of Pennsylvania. The method and the result, by W.D. Marks, H. Allen, F.X. Dercum (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. 1888)

The Horse in Motion: as shown by instantaneous photography, with a study on animal mechanics founded on anatomy and the revelations of the camera, in which is demonstrated the theory of quadrupedal locomotion, by Dr. J.D.B. Stillman (Boston: J. R. Osgood and company 1882)

The following is available for free download from the University of Pennsylvania Archives.

Prospectus and Catalogue of Plates
Animal Locomotion: an Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements by Eadweard Muybridge

This prospectus provides detailed information about the photographic process, equipment and staff. The catalog carefully records data about each photograph, including the subject, model, costume, type of movement, camera angles and time intervals.

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Letters written by Muybridge

Letters written about Muybridge and the Animal Locomotion project

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