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1 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ARS MEDICA:  ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION.  PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART., Karp, Diane R.  (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.)
2 Karp, Diane R. (Ben Bassham, Mimi Cazort, Martha Chahroudi, Frima Fox Hofrichter, John Ittmann, Ellen Jacobowitz, Ann Percy, Kimerly Rorschach, Darrel Sewell, Aaron Sheon, Faith H. Zieske.) ARS MEDICA: ART, MEDICINE, AND THE HUMAN CONDITION. PRINTS, DRAWINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSUEM OF ART.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1985. 
231 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0812279530 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. "In an age of laser surgery and artificial organs, it is easy to forget that many medical treatments have been successfully administered f or millennia and that previous eras also had their startling medical developments and discoveries: circulation of the blood, vaccination, anesthesia, and public sanitation, to name but a few. The more than 140 works in this volume convey a v i t a l p i cture of the history of anatomy and medicine since the fifteenth century as well as the artists' reactions to the human condition in its myriad states of health and illness, from birth to death. Arranged into four thematic sections - A na to my ; H ea le rs; Disease, Disability, and Madness; and The Cycle of Life - these images are from the Ars Medica Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which includes over 1,100 prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Among th e w ork s r epr es en ted ar e prints by Rembrandt, Lucas van Leyden, Durer, Hogarth, Goya, Sloan, and Rauschenberg; drawings by Batoni, Tiepolo, and West; and photography by Muybridge, Eakins, and Smith." Large Christmas gift inscription and f ain r er ased pen cil mar ks on f ree front endpaper, two small light soiling marks on half-title page, light edge wear to boards, light soiling to bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap- fold s, a fe w tin y te ars at top of spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
PHOTOGRAPHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.  THE CAMERA AS WITNESS - THE PHOTOGRAPH AS EVIDENCE., Monk, Lorraine.  Introduction by Walter Cronkite.
3 Monk, Lorraine. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. PHOTOGRAPHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. THE CAMERA AS WITNESS - THE PHOTOGRAPH AS EVIDENCE.
Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto, 1989, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921912013 51 b&w and colour photographs with text on opposing page. "(A) collection of remarkable images, drawn from over one hundred and fifty years of photographic history, that hav e shaped our perceptions of the world, even influenced the course of history. Unforgettable images such as Robert Capa's 'Death of a Loyalist Soldier', Eddie Adams's Saigon street execution, the shootings at Kent State recorded by student J o e F i l o , and 'Buzz' Aldrin on the moon, snapped by fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong are included here, along with classics of the art by acknowledged masters such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bo ur ke - Wh il e, a nd Eugene Smith. There are portraits that forever fix a public figure in memory: Yousuf Karsh's arresting photograph of Winston Churchill; the ubiquitous official portrait of Mao Tse-tung; William Notman's commanding picture of Ch ief S itt ing Bu ll; th e publicity photograph of Garbo that created the legend; and the movie still of Charlie Chaplin as the Little Tramp. There are the achievements of photographic pioneers that amazed and delighted earlier generation s: D ague rre' s B oule vard du Temp le, catching the first image of a human being on film; Nadar's view of Paris from a balloon, the first aerial photograph; Eadweard Muybridge's landmark study of a galloping horse; and Harold Edgerton's drop of m ilk, one o f the fir st hi gh-sp eed, stop -act ion photographs. Each photograph is accompanied by an illuminating essay, describing the events surrounding the moment when the shutter clicked, offering details on the life and career of the photog raphe r, and invit ing t he rea der on a jo urney of di scovery." Slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ANIMALS IN MOTION., Muybridge, Eadweard.  Edited by Lewis S. Brown.
4 Muybridge, Eadweard. Edited by Lewis S. Brown. ANIMALS IN MOTION.
Dover, New York, reprint. 
72 pp text & b&w illustrations, followed by 182 double-page b&w plates, each with multiple images. ISBN 0486202028 "Here is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animals photos - more than 4000 high-speed shots of 34 diff erent animals and birds, in 123 different types of action....Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying - in typical action. The horse alone is shown in more than 40 different ways: galloping with nude rider, trotting, pacing with s u l k y , c antering, jumping hurdles, carrying, rolling on barrels, and 36 other actions. All photos (are) taken against ruled backgrounds; most actions (are) taken from 3 angles at once: 90 degrees, 60 degrees, rear. Foreshortened views are i nc lu de d. Th e se are true action photos, stopped in series, taken at speeds up to 1/2000th of a second. Actions are illustrated in series, with as many as 50 shots per action. Muybridge worked with the U. of Pa. for 3 years, made more than 10 0,0 00 exp osu r es, a nd spent more than $50,000. His work has never been superseded as a lifetime reference for animators, illustrators, artists, art directors." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkle at bottom of spin e, o ne tiny tea r at t op of front flap-fold. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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