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Clth, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 224 pgs / 40 color / 70 bw.

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The man who stopped time: Harold Edgerton invented the strobe flash to photograph what the human eye can't see
  • "Every time you use the flash on your smartphone or camera, you should give silent praise to Harold Eugene Edgerton. In the era of vacuum tubes and radios the size of tables, Edgerton created a way to stop the world; a bullet passing through an apple; a footballer's boot connecting with a ball; the crown-like splash created from a single drop of milk. He was the first man to harness electricity to freeze time to an instant." -- The BBC.
  • Edgerton was an MIT electrical engineering professor, who pioneered the use of the strobe, unleashing the potential of photography.He was known as "Papa Flash"
  • A MAJOR PUBLICATION: Published in conjunction with MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA This will be the definitive catalogue of Edgerton's work. There has been no substantial book published on Edgerton since 2000.

"Every time you use the flash on your smartphone or camera, you should give silent praise to Harold Eugene Edgerton. In the era of vacuum tubes and radios the size of tables, Edgerton created a way to stop the world; a bullet passing through an apple; a footballer’s boot connecting with a ball; the crown-like splash created from a single drop of milk. He was the first man to harness electricity to freeze time to an instant."
—The BBC

  

STEIDL/MIT MUSEUM, CAMBRIDGE

Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen

Edited with text by Ron Kurtz, Deborah Douglas, Gus Kayafas. Text by J. Kim Vandiver, Gary Van Zante.

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Edgerton invented the electronic flash, capturing what the human eye cannot see

Harold Edgerton was an engineer, educator, explorer and entrepreneur, as well as a revolutionary photographer—in the words of his former student and Life photographer Gjon Mili, “an American original.” Edgerton’s photos combine exceptional engineering talent with aesthetic sensibility, and this book presents more than 100 of his most exemplary works.

Seeing the Unseen contains iconic photos from the beloved milk drops and bullets slicing through fruit and cards, to less well known but equally compelling images of sea creatures and sports figures in action. Paired with excerpts from Edgerton’s laboratory notebooks, the book reveals the full range of his technical virtuosity and his enthusiasm for the natural and human-built worlds. Essays by Edgerton students and collaborators J. Kim Vandiver and Gus Kayafas explore his approach to photography, engineering and education, while MIT Museum curators Gary Van Zante and Deborah Douglas examine his significance to the history of photography, technology and modern culture.

As Harold Eugene Edgerton (1903–90) once modestly described himself: “I am an electrical engineer and I work with strobe lights and circuits and make useful things.” Born and raised in Nebraska, the longtime MIT electrical engineering professor pioneered the transformation of the strobe from an obscure 19th-century invention into a key technology of the 20th century. In 1962, Edgerton appeared on I’ve Got a Secret, where he demonstrated strobe flash photography by shooting a bullet into a playing card and photographing the result.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen.'

Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen

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Harold Edgerton: Seeing the Unseen

HAROLD EDGERTON: SEEING THE UNSEEN

Edited with text by Ron Kurtz, Deborah Douglas, Gus Kayafas. Text by J. Kim Vandiver, Gary Van Zante.

STEIDL/MIT MUSEUM, CAMBRIDGE

ISBN: 9783958293083 | US $49.95

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
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Harold Edgerton: The Anatomy of Movement

HAROLD EDGERTON: THE ANATOMY OF MOVEMENT

Text by Gus Kayafas, José Gómez Isla.

LA FáBRICA

ISBN: 9788492841530 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 4/30/2011
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