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Hrold E. Edgerton, James R. Killian

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ISBN 10: 0262050226 / ISBN 13: 9780262050227
Published by MIT Press, Cambridge, 1979
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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11 x 9 in. Black cloth boards. Lavish B&W photos. Signed by Edgertin and Killian on title pg. Condition is VERY GOOD ; no war, upper spine bumped, covers clean. Binding tight and text unmarked. Text pgs have a slight ripple. DJ is VERY GOOD ; not price-clipped, edges a bit worn and chipped, clean but a bit rubbed. In a new Mylar wrapper. Photo. RGR. Bookseller Inventory # 27582

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Publisher: MIT Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Second printing.

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Moments of Vision recounts Harold Edgerton's remarkable achievements in stroboscopy and electronic flash photography. It contains nearly two hundred photographs, including twelve pages in color, of many of the pioneer and classic images first published by Edgerton and Killian in Flash (1938) as well as numerous recent works by Edgerton and others using his stroboscopic inventions. Here are the famous milk drops, athletes and dancers in motion, bullets in transit, and hummingbird in flight—all made possible by the MIT scientist-engineer who pioneered the methods now widely used in stop-motion, night, and underwater photography.


"With a section of arresting color plates (most notably, a bullet winging through a hapless apple), Moments of Vision is a good primer of strobe photography and its ramifications, including its relationship to painting. And it also clarifies Dr. Edgerton's leading role in the brilliant developments of 20th-century photography."
Grace Glueck, The New York Times

"A beautiful and technically informative collection of photographs by Dr. Edgerton as well as photographers Ben Rose and Gjon Mili. The photographs trace Edgerton's fruitful career and the evolution of his brainchild, electronic flash. The text gives a charming insight into the magnetic personality and tireless motivation of 'Papa Flash,' as Edgerton is sometimes known."
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