Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850–1880

Publication, 31 March 1993

This publication situates the panorama of Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904) in the context of his working methods and in the larger context of the representation of cities, concentrating on one period of a single mode of representation, an astonishing achievement in the history of the medium. It is the first work to study the rare mammoth plate “Panorama of San Francisco from California Street Hill” in depth, reproduced in the book as a sixteen-part gatefold of the entire panorama. Made in 1878 from the top of the Mark Hopkins mansion, this 360-degree photograph of the city, over five metres in length, was not only a remarkable technical achievement, but a highpoint in the history of city view-making.

Text David Harris, with Eric Sandweiss.

Hardcover or softcover, 137 pages. Published in English and in French.

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