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Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold Edgerton

Estelle Jussim

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ISBN 10: 0810915146 / ISBN 13: 9780810915145
Published by Harry N. Abrams
Condition: Like New Hardcover
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3rd printing 1988. Oversize Hardcover with DJ. NEW book in Like New DJ. Has only lost its Brand New shine. DJ is Like New; no tears; no priceclip. Stored in sealed plastic protection. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. No previous owner's markings. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1987. Oversize Hardcover with DJ. Bookseller Inventory # 370927

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Title: Stopping Time: The Photographs of Harold ...

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Describes Prof. Edgerton's special high speed photographic techniques, and shows explosions, hummingbirds, bullets in flight, and athletic events

From Publishers Weekly:

Inventor of the strobe flash and a pioneer of stop-action photography, Edgerton literally stops time in these remarkable photographs. A splashing milk drop, arrested with high-speed film and strobe, looks exactly like a king's crown. A golfer, shot at 100 flashes per second, swings his driver into an Archimedian spiral. Pictures of fencers, tennis players, rope-skippers and ping-pong enthusiasts, all caught in action sequences, call to mind futurist paintings with their frantic sequences of motion. Edgerton's inventions for underwater photography have yielded such marvels as his photo of the top of a lava mountain thousands of feet below the ocean's surface. His picture of Stonehenge, taken from a night-flying plane, brings the eerie stone slabs to life. An MIT scientist, Edgerton is a genuine artist who probes the laws of motion in a hitherto invisible world.
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