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Anatomy Of Movement, Paperback / softback Book

Anatomy Of Movement Paperback / softback


This title features images, in which an array of hydra-like tentacles surround a ragged white ring (the immediate aftermath of a drop of milk falling onto a table); and a sensuous red shape being stretched out at one end by a dense black spot (a bullet being shot through a candle flame).

MIT scientist Harold Edgerton (1903-1990) devoted much of his career to revealing images like these - moments too brief for the human eye to ever glimpse in real time.

As an inventor and electrical engineer, "Doc" Edgerton created and patented a series of high-speed electric flash mechanisms that enabled his cameras to capture the tiniest slices of time, and produced a substantial body of work almost as a by-product.

The arresting images collected in this survey of his career occupy a fascinating mid-ground status between art and scientific artefact, and reveal Edgerton as a man magnificently obsessed with the paradoxes and wonders of motion.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 94 pages, 9 colour illustrations, 53 b & w illustrations
  • Publisher: La Fabrica
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  • Category: Photography & photographs
  • ISBN: 9788492841530



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