River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West

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$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780142004104

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About the Author

Rebecca Solnit is the author of numerous books, including Hope in the Dark, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, Wanderlust: A History of Walking, and As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. In 2003, she received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award.

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Praise for River of Shadows

"Never less than deeply intelligent, and often very close to inspired. It belongs to that wondrous class of books - like William Gass's On Being Blue and Anne Carson's Eros the Bittersweet - in which an extraordinary mind seizes hold of an unexpected topic and renders it with such confidence, subtlety and grace that one finds it hard to remember what things looked like before the book appeared in the world." --The New York Times Book Review

"Solnit's prose combines in individual paragraphs the imagery of a poet, the ideas of the theoretician, the rhythm of a thoroughbred and the force of a Southern Pacific locomotive." --The San Francisco Chronicle

"This portrait of a man, a place, a time, a technology, an art and various other matters that elude encapsulation shines on nearly every page with rigor and gusto and is consistently a delight to read." --The Los Angeles Times