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Harry N Abrams
Now in Paperback "The practice of photography as we know it today would be all but inconceivable were it not for the remarkable innovations of Harold Edgerton."
-ARTnews A bullet seen the instant it explodes through an apple . . . a milk-drop splash transformed into a perfect coronet . . . a golf swing shown in a procession of exposures taken milliseconds apart0some of the world's most famous photographs were taken by Harold Edgerton, the late MIT scientist who invented the electronic flash. This great classic, first published in 1987 and now back in print in paperback, celebrates Edgerton's genius and his lasting influence on photography. More than 125 superbly reproduced plates illustrate the phenomenal range of his work, and Edgerton himself describes his efforts to capture the world in microseconds. Prizewinning author and photography historian Estelle Jussim discusses his profound legacy, and commentaries accompanying each plate explain the techniques used to create these exceptional images. HAROLD E. EDGERTON (1903-1990) was one of America's most acclaimed scientists, known not only for his high-speed flash photography but also for his lifelong explorations of underwater phenomena. He invented most of the sonar and camera equipment used by Jacques Cousteau and by the team that found the wreck of the Titanic. ESTELLE JUSSIM is photo historian emerita at Simmons College in Boston. GUS KAYAFAS was Edgerton's picture editor as well as his student. He is founder of the photography laboratory Palm Press, near Boston. 125 photographs, 25 in full color, 100 in duotone, 2 full-color gatefolds, 9 x 111/4" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.