A History of Pre-Cinema (Routledge Library of Media & Cultural Studies)

A History of Pre-Cinema (Routledge Library of Media & Cultural Studies)

By: Stephen Herbert (editor)Hardback

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This set collects together for the first time rare and scattered material on the history of pre-cinema. It includes articles on stereoscopic photography; the use of kaleidoscopes; optical illusions; theatre design; magic lanterns and mirrors; shadow theatre, and much more. The articles are taken from sources such as The Magazine of Science, The Art Journal, The British Journal of Photography, Scientific American, American Journal of Science and Arts, and The Mirror.

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Volume One: Part One From Camera Obscura to Chronophotography Camera Obscura The Camera Obscura Magazine of Science [1839] How to make a Camera Obscura Hobbies [1896] Photography Photogenic Drawing Magazine of Science [1839] Photogenic Drawing Magazine of Science [1839] Stereoscopy The Stereoscope, Robert Hunt The Art-Journal [1852] Improved Stereoscope The Art-Journal [1853] The Stereoscope, Robert Hunt The Art-Journal [1856] Stereoscopic Photography Advertisements The Art-Journal [1856] On a New Form of Stereoscope, A. Stroh Proceedings of the Royal Society [1886] Moving Photographs Description of a new Optical Instrument called the Stereotrope, William Thomas Shaw Philosophical Magazine [1861] The Stereotrope, William Thomas Shaw Photographic News [1861] On the Motoroscope, James Laing Proceedings of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts [1864] Moving photographic figures, A Claudet British Journal of Photography [1865] Photo-Thaumatropy, Walter Woodbury British Journal of Photography [1868] Chronophotography Photographs of a Galloping Horse, Richard A Proctor The Gentleman's Magazine [1881] Animal Locomotion in the Muybridge Photographs The Century [1887] The Electric Tachyscope Scientific American [1889] History of Chronophotography Smithsonian Report [1901] The Story of a Smile The New Penny Magazine [1901] Volume One: Part Two Optical Toys and Devices Magic Mirrors [anamorphics] Magazine of Science [1839] Anamorphosis, or Horizontorium Magazine of Science [1839] The Horizontorium London Mechanics' Register [1825] Description, of the patient kaleidoscope, invented by Dr Brewster Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine [1818] An Improved Kaleidoscope Hobbies [1896] The Thaumatrope London Mechanics' Register [1825] (Thaumatrope) John Bull (1825) Description of the Thaumatrope, David Brewster Edinburgh Journal (1827) A new fact relating to Binocular Vision, A. Claudet Proceedings of the Royal Society (1866/7) Explanation of an optical deception in the appearance of the spokes of a wheel seen through vertical apertures, P.M. Roget Philosophical Transactions (1824/5) Description of an instrument for exhibiting a certain Optical deception, E.S. Snell American Journal of Science and Arts (1835) Singular Optical Illusion, T.W. Naylor Mechanic's Magazine (1842) Grandmother's "Movies", Harold Avery Strand Magazine (1919) On the Properties of the Daedaleum, a new Instrument of Optical Illusion, W.G. Horner London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine (1834) On the Zoetrope and its antecedents/The Anorthoscope, William B. Carpenter Student and Intellectual Observ

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  • publication date: 11/11/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780415211475
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1056
  • ID: 9780415211475
  • weight: 2449
  • ISBN10: 0415211476

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