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Author Name    Ball, Edward.

Title   THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Publisher   New York Doubleday 2013

ISBN Number    0385525753 / 9780385525756

Seller ID   28402

447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing.

Eadweard  Muybridge,  Edward,  Trials,  Litigation,  Leland  Stanford,  Murder,  California,  San  Francisco,  Railway  Tycoons,  Monopolies,  Photography,  Cinematography,  Biography,  Horses,  Race,  Abolition,  Alta  California,  Animal  Locomotion,  Bradley  &  Rulofson  Art  Gallery,  Galleries,  Butterfield  Overland  Mail,  Central  Pacific  Railroad,  Chinese  Immigrants,  Civil  War,  Charles  Crocker,  Edwin  Crocker,  Daguerreotypes,  William  L.  Dickson,  Thomas  Eakins,  Thomas  Alva  Edison,  Flying  Studio,  Gold  Rush,  Mark  Hopkins,  Horse  In  Motion,  Collis  Huntington,  Instantaneous  Photography,  Irish  Immigrants,  Theodore  Judah,  Kinetoscope,  Cameron  King,  Kingston-Upon-thames,  Harry  Larkyns,  Scam  Artists,  James  McArthur,  Magic  Lanterns,  Jean-Louis-ernest  Meissonier,  Motion,  Moving  Pictures,  Muggeridge,  Inventors,  Charles  Nahl,  Native  Americans,  Nudes,  Occident,  Palo  Alto  Stock  Farm,  Patents,  William  Wirt  Pendegast,  University  Of  Pennyslvania,  Railroads,  Republican  Party,  William  Rulofson,  Sacramento,  Silas  Selleck,  Shutters,  Sierra  Nevada,  Silver  Mining,  Mines,  Susan  Smith,  Smith  &  Wesson  Revolvers,  Speed,  Jane  Lathrop  Stanford,  Sterograhs,  Stanford  University,  Telegraph,  Time,  William  C.  Wallace,  Wet  Plate,  Women,  Yosemite  Valley,  Yellow  Jacket  Mine,  Zoetropes,  Zoopraxiscope. 

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