Etienne Jules Marey, physician and physiologist, first began his fascination with movement through his discoveries in circulation and blood pressure. This early work inspired him to explore the movement of the body itself, comprised of linked parts that are subject to universal physical laws. He nurtured the art of capturing cycles of movement through time in a single frame, such as seen on page 58. The book covers such topics as chronophotography, kinetics, dynamics, locomotion in humans from an artistic point of view, locomotion of quadrupeds, the flight of birds and insects, and microscopic chronophotography. The International Scientific Series covered dozens of topics from "Darwinism" to "comparative literature".
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Edition: First American Edition
Date Published: 1895
Place Published: New York
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: International Scientific Series Volume LXXIII. xv, 323 p. 20 cm. 204 b&w illustrations. Red cloth hardcover with black impressing shows light wear to fore-edges. Rebacked in red cloth with new red spine label. Repaired bottom corners. Tiny ink note on title page and first page of preface. A little thumbing in Contents.