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The Inventor And The Tycoon: The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving Pictures

Edward Ball.
Item #: D13037
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 464 / 2013
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780767929400
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Here the author of the National Book Award winner Slaves in the Family offers a riveting account of the men who made us into a society of watchers—a biography and true crime narrative of the partnership between a murderer who invented movies and a robber baron who built railroads. Edward Ball's chronicle of the relationship between Eadweard Muybridge, who developed a way to photograph movement over time and play it back for an audience, and Leland Stanford, the tycoon and former governor of California who financed his photographic experiments, becomes a fascinating exploration of the birth of the age of visual media.

 

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