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River of Shadows

Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

By Rebecca Solnit

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 March 2004
"Solnit's best book so far" ("Chicago Tribune") is a boldly original portraitof the proto-inventor of motion pictures. The story of Muybridge--who in 1872succeeded in capturing high-speed motion photographically--becomes a lens fora larger story about the acceleration and industrialization of everyday life.320 pp.

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About the Author

Rebecca Solnit is the author of numerous books, including Hope in the Dark, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, and As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.

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"The imagery of a poet, the ideas of a theoretician, the rhythm of a thoroughbred and the force of a Southern Pacific locomotive." aOne finds it hard to remember what things looked like before this book appeared in the world.a ("The New York Times Book Review") aThe imagery of a poet, the ideas of a theoretician, the rhythm of a thoroughbred and the force of a Southern Pacific locomotive.a ("San Francisco Chronicle") ?One finds it hard to remember what things looked like before this book appeared in the world.? ("The New York Times Book Review") The imagery of a poet, the ideas of a theoretician, the rhythm of a thoroughbred and the force of a Southern Pacific locomotive.? ("San Francisco Chronicle") "One finds it hard to remember what things looked like before this book appeared in the world." --The New York Times Book Review"The imagery of a poet, the ideas of a theoretician, the rhythm of a thoroughbred and the force of a Southern Pacific locomotive." --San Francisco Chronicle One finds it hard to remember what things looked like before this book appeared in the world. The New York Times Book Review The imagery of a poet, the ideas of a theoretician, the rhythm of a thoroughbred and the force of a Southern Pacific locomotive. San Francisco Chronicle"

EAN: 9780142004104
ISBN: 0142004103
Publisher: Penguin Books
Dimensions: 21.29 x 14.02 x 1.83 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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