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The Attitudes of Animals in Motion, Illustrated with the Zoopraxiscope (1882)

The Attitudes of Animals in Motion, Illustrated with the Zoopraxiscope, by Eadweard Muybridge; 1882; W.M.Clowes and Sons, London.

Published lecture given by the pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge on March 13th 1882 at the Royal Institution in London in front of a sell out audience that included members of the Royal Family, notably the future King Edward VII. He displayed his photographs on screen and described his zoopraxiscope, a device for projecting motion pictures that pre-dated the flexible perforated film strip. Learn more about Muybridge’s groundbreaking research into human and animal locomotion, and see the wonderful photographs, in Taschen’s epic 2014 tome Muybridge: The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs. Also see our post on his tennis photographs.