Figure 1.14

Animal Locomotion

During 1884-1885, Muybridge, under a commission from the University of Pennsylvania, devoted his energies to photographing men, women, children, and animals and birds in a vast array of movements. This sequence, entitled Headspring, a Flying Pigeon Interfering, was one of 781 published in the resulting report, Animal Locomotion (1887). By taking advantage of new dry-plate technology, Muybridge produced toned photographs that were much more clearly defined than those resulting from his first experiments in the area.

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