HELIOS arrives!


HELIOS Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change, Philip Brookman.

The book was delivered yesterday. It looks magnificent – with a different dust jacket from that originally shown in pre-publication publicity – and at 360 pages will take a while to absorb. Now I regret more than ever not being able to get to see the exhibition in Washington (which includes exhibits that won’t make it across to Tate Britain), but this publication is a wonderful permanent record. More about the book (lots more) soon.

Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change (Hardcover)
Philip Brookman, with contributions by, Marta Braun, Corey Keller, Rebecca Solnit, Andy Grundberg.
http://www.amazon.com/Helios-Eadweard-Muybridge-Time-Change/dp/3865219268/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274873282&sr=1-1

See a brief introduction to Muybridge by Philip Brookman on Vimeo:
http://vimeo.com/11908010


and a longer piece with Brookman, The pioneer of photography, on BBC World News America here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/world_news_america/8695128.stm

Keeping up with developments – exhibitions, publications, symposiums, websites, artworks, videos, (even) songs – is proving to be quite a task at the moment, and the momentum is likely to be maintained throughout the summer and into the autumn. As my friend Luke McKernan has observed, this truly is The Year of Muybridge.

Posted here by Stephen Herbert