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Descriptive Zoopraxography or the Science of Animal Locomotion Made Popular by Eadweard Muybridge

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Descriptive Zoopraxography or the Science of Animal Locomotion Made Popular by Eadweard Muybridge
by Eadweard Muybridge
Published by the University of Pennsylvania; printed by the Lakeside Press, R.R. Donnelly and Sons, Chicago (1893)
UPT 50 M993, Box 62 FF 1

The cover and 110 pages of this volume again offer detailed information about the photographic process, equipment, and staff involved in the producing the Animal Locomotion plates. Descriptive Zoopraxography is particularly useful because of Muybridge’s discussion of the scientific and artistic knowledge gained from the Animal Locomotion plates and his description of the zoopraxiscope, a motion picture machine which he invented to project animated versions of the Animal Locomotion plates onto a wall.