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Eadweard Muybridge
Edward James Muggeridge [1830-1904]


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"I am going to make a name for myself. If I fail, you will never hear of me again."

"Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence."

— Eadweard Muybridge


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Edward James Muggeridge was born in Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, London, England
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Borough_of_Kingston_upon_Thames
Muybridge did business as the Helios Studio

Eadweard Muybridge entry at Wikipedia
Eadweard Muybridge entry at Artcyclopedia
Eadweard Muybridge posters {100 items: panoramas & motion stills/sets} at AllPosters.com
incomplete Eadweard Muybridge credits at Internet Movie Database
browse books at the Eadweard Muybridge Store {only 12} at Amazon
search books on keywords 'Eadweard Muybridge' {returns 100+} at Amazon



Movies  of  Eadweard Muybridge


actual frames shot by Eadweard Muybridge, made in 1878

Since 1991, the company Optical Toys has published Muybridge sequences in the form of movie flipbooks.



Other  Works  by  Eadweard Muybridge
This section includes Muybridge's original publications and-or modern collections of his still photographs.

"Yosemite Photographs" [photos 1872, book 1977] by Eadweard Muybridge
Chicago Albumen Works hardcover [1977] out of print/SOLD OUT

"The Attitudes of Animals In Motion" [orig 1881] by Eadweard Muybridge
rare 'first illustrated album'; available as part of navy blue-cover 2010 book just below

"Animal Locomotion" in 11 volumes [1887] by Eadweard Muybridge

Animals in Motion book by Eadweard Muybridge  "Animals In Motion" [1957] by Eadweard Muybridge,
Edited & Introduction by Lewis S. Brown

Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [9/2012] for $22.99 {sic}
Dover Publns 11x8¼ pb [6/57] out of print/used
Dover Publns 11¼x8½ hardcover [6/57] for $26.06
The Human Figure in Motion book by Eadweard Muybridge  "The Human Figure In Motion" [1955] by Eadweard Muybridge,
Edited & Introduction by Prof. Robert Taft, University of Oklahoma

Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [4/2012] for $25.78 {sic}
Dover Publns 11x8 hardcover [6/55] for $27.14
Muybridge's Complete Human and Animal Locomotion in 3 volumes  "Muybridge's Complete Human and Animal Locomotion: All 781 Plates
From The 1887 Animal Locomotion" in three volumes

Volume 1: containing original volumes 1-4 [1979]
Dover Publns 12½x9¾ hardcover [7/79] out of print/used
Volume 2: containing original volumes 5-8 [1979]
Dover Publns 12½x9¾ hardcover [7/79] out of print/used
Volume 3: containing original volumes 9-11 [1979]
Dover Publns 12½x9¾ hardcover [7/79] out of print/used

Eadweard Muybridge Human & Animal Locomotion Photographs book by Hans-Christian Adam  "Eadweard Muybridge: The Human and Animal Locomotion Photographs" [2010]
by Hans-Christian Adam

all 781 plates, as above, plus Muybridge's extremely rare first illustrated album, "The Attitudes of Animals in Motion" [1881] reproduced in its entirety, and a detailed chronology by British researcher Stephen Herbert; text in English, German, and French.
Taschen/Mul 10x13 hardcover [12/2010] out of print/used

"The Pacific Coast of Central America and Mexico: The Isthmus of Panama, Guatemala, and The Cultivation and shipment... "
[orig 1877] by Eadweard Muybridge

"San Francisco 1878: Portrait of The City" [1987] by Eadweard Muybridge
http://www.amazon.com/San-Francisco-1878-Portrait-City/dp/B001CJSJKQ/



Books  About  Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge Stanford Years 1872-1882 book by Anita Ventura Mozley  "Eadweard Muybridge: The Stanford Years, 1872-1882" [1972]
Edited by Anita Ventura Mozley

135-page companion book for 1972 exhibit at Stanford University Museum of Art
Stanford Univ Museum of Art pb [1972] out of print/scarce
Stanford Univ Museum of Art pb [1972] out of print/scarce
River of Shadows / Eadweard Muybridge  "River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge & The Technological Wild West" [2003]
by Rebecca Solnit

book won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Criticism
Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [2004 edition] for $11.40
Penguin 8½x5½ pb [3/2004] for $12.00
Viking 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2003] out of print/many used
book entry at Wikipedia
Motion Studies / Eadweard Muybridge book by Rebecca Solnit  "Motion Studies: Time, Space, and Eadweard Muybridge" [2003]
by Rebecca Solnit

probably same content as book just above: same year, same page count, similar cover
Bloomsbury Publng UK 7¾x5 pb [4/2004] out of print/used
Bloomsbury Publng UK 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/40+ used
Time Stands Still / Muybridge / Photography book by Phillip Prodger  "Time Stands Still: Muybridge & The Instantaneous Photography Movement"
[2003] by Phillip Prodger

Oxford Univ Press 11x8½ pb [11/2003] out of print/40+ used
Oxford Univ Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [11/2003] out of print/used
The Man Who Stopped Time / Eadweard Muybridge book by Brian Clegg  "The Man Who Stopped Time: Eadweard Muybridge - Pioneer Photographer, Father of The Motion Picture, Murderer" [2007] by Brian Clegg
Joseph Henry Press hardcover 9¼x6¼ [2/2007] for $21.76
Alan Sutton Publng, Ltd. 9¼x6 hardcover [2007] out of print/used
Helios - Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change book from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC  "Helios: Eadweard Muybridge In A Time of Change" [2010]
Companion book for the retrospective exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; featuring essays by Philip Brookman, Marta Braun, Corey Keller, Rebecca Solnit
Tate Publng 8½x11 pb [5/2010] out of print/used
Steidl 8¾x11¼ hardcover [5/2010] out of print/40+ used

Early Photographs of Eadweard Muybridge book by Keith Stern  "Early Photographs By Eadweard Muybridge: A Collector's Guide" [2011]
by Keith Stern

"Never-before-published collection of over 1,400 rare photographs, 1866-1878"
Shoreham House 10¾x8¼ hardcover [6/2011]
available only at Lulu website for $59.99
Freezing Time 'autobiography' of Eadweard Muybridge by Keith Stern  "Freezing Time: The Autobiography of Eadweard Muybridge" [2011]
by Keith Stern

While working for California Governor Leland Stanford to produce a series of photos to prove a bet, Muybridge married a woman half his age, who then had an affair with a con-man named Larkyns; Muybridge walked up to Larkyns and shot him dead, and was acquitted for justifiable homicide. Soon to be a major motion picture?author's official booksite
Kindle Edition from Shoreham House [9/2011] for $2.99
Shoreham House 9x6 hardcover [9/2011] for $29.95
Murder in Motion biography of Eadweard Muybridge by Jennifer Warner  
"Murder In Motion: The Strange Life of Photographer (and Murderer) Eadweard Muybridge" [2015] by Jennifer Warner
122-page BookCaps Study Guide with "scandal, violence, and flying horses!"
Kindle Edition from BookCaps Study Guides [5/2015] for $4.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [5/2015] for $7.99

"One City / Two Visions" [1990]
'then and now' book comparing photographs by Eadweard Muybridge (1870s) and Mark Klett (1980s); Introduction by Peter Bacon Hales
http://www.amazon.com/One-City-Visions-Eadweard-Muybridge/dp/0938491423/

"Eadweard Muybridge: The Father of the Motion Picture" [Dover 2001] by Gordon Hendricks ISBN 978-0-48641-535-2.

"Muybridge's Horse: A Poem in Three Phases" [2007] by Canadian poet Rob Winger
long poem that won the C.B.C. Literary Award for Poetry

"The Man Who Stopped Time: The Illuminating Story of Eadweard Muybridge : Pioneer Photographer, Father of the Motion Picture, Murderer"
[Joseph Henry Press, 2007] by Brian Clegg

The Inventor and the Tycoon book by Edward Ball  "The Inventor and The Tycoon: The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, The
Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and The Birth of Moving Pictures" [2013]
by Edward Ball

Kindle Edition from Anchor/Random House [1/2013] for $11.84
Anchor 8x5¼ pb [11/2013] for $14.79
Doubleday 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2013] for $29.95
Doubleday hardcover [1/2013] via Amazon third party
Doubleday hardcover [1/2013] via Amazon third party

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Stage  Works  About  Eadweard Muybridge

'Human Locomotion' stage performance at Laterna Magika in Prague, Czech Republic  "Human Locomotion: The First Multimedia Theatre Ever"
avant garde Czech-language stage performance 'inspired by the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge'; regular perfomances by Laterna Magika [est. 1958] in Prague, Czech Republic
official webpagewatch 2/2014 official promo video [0:49] online at YouTube
'Studies in Motion' playscript by Kevin Kerr  "Studies In Motion" stageplay [2006, on tour 2009]
created by Electric Company Theatre [est. 1996] in Vancouver, BC, Canada
this stageplay was the basis for the independent 2015 feature film "Eadweard" {see below}
official webpage for the touring production
watch 3/2009 official promo video [2:58] online at YouTube
"Studies in Motion" playscript [2008] by Kevin Kerr
Talonbooks 8¼x5½ pb [1/2008] out of print/40+ used
'The Photographer' 1982 chamber opera by Philip Glass  "The Photographer" chamber opera [1982] by composer Philip Glass
three-part mixed-media work that runs about 90 minutes; libretto partly based on the transcript of Muy-bridge's murder trial; the three acts consist of: a play with incidental music, a concert accompanying a slideshow of Muybridge's work, and a dance with musical accompaniment
Sony Classical music CD [10/90] for $11.52
Sony Classical MP3 music album download [1984 version] for $7.92
C.B.S. Masterworks vinyl album [1983] out of prodn/used
C.B.S. Masterworks vinyl album [1983] out of prodn/used
C.B.S. Records audio cassette [9/88] out of prodn/used
opera entry at Wikipedialisten to C.B.S. vinyl recording [42:24] online at YouTube

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Movies  &  Television  About  Eadweard Muybridge

"The $25,000 Wager" [12/1964] /tt0556756/ episode of the syndicated "Death Valley Days" TV series
hosted by Ronald Reagan; starring Hedley Mattingly, Diane Brewster, Harry Holcombe, Charles Cooper & Lew Brown

"It Started With Muybridge" [N.O.L. 1964]
16mm film by U.S. Department of Defense Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak, Maryland about early concepts of photographic
instrumentation, invented by Edward Muybidge, converted into precise instrumentation systems used by federal scientists.
watch b&w film [12:23] at Internet Achive

"Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer" documentary film [1974] by Thom Andersen /tt0071454/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eadweard_Muybridge,_Zoopraxographer

"Le Cheval de Fer" animated short film [France 1984 & May 2004]
poster for French animated movie 'Le Cheval de Fer' of 1984  Written & co-directed by Gérald Frydman; co-directed by Pierre Levie; poster lists Eadweard Muybridge, Leleand Stanford, and the horse Occident; tied for Palme d'Or Award for Best Short Film at Cannes Film Festival in 1983
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"Flying Horse" [1990] unproduced script by Bill Douglas [1934-91] of U.K. - based on the life of Muybridge

'Marey/Muybridge, pionniers du cinema' exhibition catalog  "Marey/Muybridge, Pionniers du Cinema" [1996]
by Jean-Francois Bazin & Alain Suguenot

catalogue for the May 1995 exhibition at the Palais des Congres in Beaune, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, France; full title: "Actes du Colloque Marey/Muybridge, Pionniers du Cinema - Rencontre Beaune/Stanford"
Universite de Stanford 10x8½ French-language pb [1996] out of print/used

"Eadweard Muybridge" 18-minute documentary [2007] /tt1626817/

"Biography: Eadweard Muybridge" [A&E TV Networks broadcast July 2015]
http://www.biography.com/people/eadweard-muybridge-9419513

"Eadweard: The Godfather of Cinema" [festival circuit 2015]  
'Eadweard: The Godfather of Cinema' feature film from Canada   Filmed around Vancouver, BC; world-famous turn-of-the-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge photographed nude and deformed subjects, became the godfather of cinema, murdered his wife's lover, and was the last American to receive the justifiable homicide verdict. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Kyle Rideout; co-produced & co-written by Josh Epstein; co-produced by and starring Michael Eklund; based on the stageplay {see above} created by Electric Company Theatre; also starring Sara Canning, Christopher Heyerdahl, Charlie Carrick, Jodi Balfour, Torrance Coombs, Jonathon Young, Kett Turton, William C. Vaughan, Ian Tracey {as Gov. Stanford}, Jordana Largy & Josh Epstein {as Thomas Edison}; won 5 Leo Awards, other festival awards
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
watch 1/2015 official trailer [1:43] at YouTube

"Flying Horse" [release in 2016?]  
Announced 6/2015: biography of Muybridge focusing on the courtship and love affair between Muybridge's wife Flora and Harry Larkyns, a famous drama critic;
written & directed by and starring Gary Oldman; also starring Amanda Seyfried, Benedict Cumberbatch {as Larkyns}, Ralph Fiennes {as Muybridge}
apparently no connection with the unproduced 1990 "Flying Horse" script as above • latest info at IMDb



Friends  &  Family
Edward James Muggeridge was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, London England in 1830; he changed his name several times
from 1855 to 1882; he lived in the U.S.A. from 1850-1861 and 1867-94; he died at Kingston in 1904 at age 74.

wife Flora Shallcross Stone Muybridge [1851?-1875] - married 1872, divorced 4/1875, died 7/1875
son Florado Helios 'Floddie' Muybridge [1874-1944]

Flora's lover Major Harry Larkyns [-1874] - publicly shot to death by Muybridge


patron Leland Stanford [1824-93] - commissioned Muybridge from 1872 to 1882
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Stanford

Eadweard Muybridge Stanford Years 1872-1882 book by Anita Ventura Mozley  "Eadweard Muybridge: The Stanford Years, 1872-1882" [1972]
Edited by Anita Ventura Mozley

135-page companion book for 1972 exhibit at Stanford University Museum of Art
Stanford Univ Museum of Art pb [1972] out of print/scarce
Stanford Univ Museum of Art pb [1972] out of print/scarce


L i n k s
Eadweard Muybridge entry at Wikipedia
Eadweard Muybridge entry at Artcyclopedia
Eadweard Muybridge posters {100 items: panoramas & motion stills/sets} at AllPosters.com
incomplete Eadweard Muybridge credits at Internet Movie Database
browse books at the Eadweard Muybridge Store {only 12} at Amazon
search books on keywords 'Eadweard Muybridge' {returns 100+} at Amazon

Eadweard Muybridge Collection [donated 1904] at Kingston-upon-Thames Museum in London, U.K.
'The Compleat Eadweard Muybridge' fansite




Online sales in association with  cinema books catalog at Amazon   and   somebody posters at AllPosters.com

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