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MOMENTS OF VISION. The Stroboscopic Revolution In Photography.

Edgerton, Harold E. And James R. Killan, Jr.

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ISBN 10: 0262050226 / ISBN 13: 9780262050227
Published by MIT Press:, 1979
Condition: Fine- Hardcover

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175 pages, profusely illustrated with b&w images. "Edgerton's contribution to photography has been immense. His inventions have allowed photographers to work on locations and under conditions that had never before been possible. This book is about Edgerton and his remarkable achievements in stroboscopy and electronic flash photography." FINE- HARDCOVER, VERY GOOD DUST JACKET, signed by both authors. Previous owners name is also present. Dust jacket protected with a clear plastic acid-free jacket. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall, Oblong. Bookseller Inventory # 016752

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Title: MOMENTS OF VISION. The Stroboscopic ...

Publisher: MIT Press:

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine-

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Both Authors

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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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