The Man Who Stopped Time: The Illuminating Story of Eadweard Muybridge: Father of the Motion Picture, Pioneer of Photography, and Murderer
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The Man Who Stopped Time: The Illuminating Story of Eadweard Muybridge: Father of the Motion Picture, Pioneer of Photography, and Murderer

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The photographs of Eadweard Muybridge are immediately familiar to us. Less familiar is the dramatic personal story of this seminal and wonderfully eccentric Victorian pioneer, now brought to life for the first time in this engaging and thoroughly entertaining biography.
His work is iconic: the first icons of the modern visual age. Men, women, boxers, wrestlers, racehorses,...more
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published March 28th 2007 by Joseph Henry Press
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Eugene Miya
This is a biography which starts in the middle of Muybridge's life (like Tarantino shot Pulp Fiction), during his dramatic murder of his wife's lover. I'm not certain that this is the best way to write a biography but am open to this format.

I own copies of two prior Muybridge biographies: Robert Bartlett Haas's Muybridge: Man in Motion (which I really like) and Rebecca Solnit's River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West and attend one of her author events. Personally, I...more
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I'm pretty sure this one of my favorite book titles EVER! Mostly because the first time I checked this out I didn't even notice until I actually had it in my hand.
Jack Metier
In this book, Muybridge ceases to exist as the answer to a trivia question and becomes a full-fledged human being.
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