This website uses cookies

Welcome! This website uses cookies to give you the best, most relevant experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I Agree   Read more
Read-iculously Low Prices

River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

Author:
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $24.99
Our Price: $8.19 CAD
Sale Price: $6.77 CAD
& FREE Shipping on orders over $45
Our Price: $8.19 CAD
& FREE Shipping on orders over $45
Sale Price: $6.77 CAD
Online Qty: 3 - Low Stock!

Bargain Book Copy

View cart

The world as we know it today began in California in the late 1800s, and Eadweard Muybridge had a lot to do with it. This striking assertion is at the heart of Rebecca Solnit’s new book, which weaves together biography, history, and fascinating insights into art and technology to create a boldly original portrait of America on the threshold of modernity. The story of Muybridge - who in 1872 succeeded in capturing high-speed motion photographically - becomes a lens for a larger story about the acceleration and industrialization of everyday life. Solnit shows how the peculiar freedoms and opportunities of post - Civil War California led directly to the two industries - Hollywood and Silicon Valley - that have most powerfully defined contemporary society.

NOTE: This title is a Bargain book. Bargain books are excess inventory or store returns from publishers that are discreetly marked with a small dot or line on the edge of the pages and may exhibit minor cosmetic wear and tear. They may also have a price sticker on it from the original store it was returned from. In rare cases the actual cover of the book might not match the one in the display picture. For more information, visit Our Product page.

Due to many publishers not providing a Canadian list price the Canadian list price shown is an estimation based upon the US list price multiplied by the current exchange rate.

More info...

ISBN: 9780142004104
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 305
Size: 8.50" l x 5.49" w x 0.73"
Series: N/A

To Top