Indecent Exposures. Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion Nudes

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Yale University Press, 2015
Hardcover, 21×26 cm
174 pages, b/w photographs
English text

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Photographer Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), often termed the father of the motion picture, presented his iconic “Animal Locomotion” series in 1887. Encompassing thousands of photographs of humans and animals in motion, the series included more than 300 plates of nude men and women engaged in a variety of activities. In the first sustained examination of these nudes and the remarkable success of their production, wide circulation, and reception, “Indecent Exposures” positions this revolutionary enterprise as central to crucial advancements of the modern era.

Each image, part of the series, shows the same subject caught in the midst of a single movement. Muybridge documented numerous forms of movement of multiple animal species, many of which were housed within the grounds of the Philadelphia City Zoo, such as sloths, pigeons and kangaroos. Muybridge documented numerous forms of movement of multiple animal species, many of which were housed within the grounds of the Philadelphia City Zoo, such as sloths, pigeons and kangaroos.

In the first in-depth examination of this impressive body of work (the man produced no less than 20,000 shots during the three-year period), ‘Indecent Exposures’ places the revolutionary enterprise at the heart of the advances that turned out to be crucial in the modern era.

MAE356-5
Weight 1 kg
ISBN

978-0-300-20948-8

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