Books: Books, Feb. 4, 1980


by Eadweard Muybridge

Dover; 3vols.;$100

"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...

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