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

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.

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