The Human Figure in Motion Hardback
Part of the Dover Anatomy for Artists series
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 390 pages, 4500 stopped-action photographs
- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Publication Date: 01/06/1955
- Category: Painting & art manuals
- ISBN: 9780486202044
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Review by Tsoys
Nineteenth century California photographer Muybridge's collection of time-lapse nude photographs set against a ruled backgound shows men, women, and children moving through ordinary tasks, revealing what the human eye cannot see: the articulation of bone and muscle, balance with shifting weight and flesh, interacting with gravity through the sequence of each movement. Frames were captured at 1/6000th of a second. It remains the classic study for artists, teachers, and animators; and a technological triumph that also captures the beauty of the human form in motion.