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TROIS SIECLES DE CINEMA: DE LA LANTERNE MAGIQUE AU CINEMATOGRAPHE -- COLLECTIONS DE LA CINEMATHEQUE FRANCAISE (Three Centuries of Cinema: From the Magic Lantern to the Cinematographe -- Collections of the Cinematheque francaise). Laurent Mannoni. Espace Electra, Fondation Electricite de France, Paris, 1995. Organized in association with Cinematheque francaise, Musee du Cinema, Paris. Published by Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. 272 pp. with 221 ills. (174 col.). 20 x 27 cm. LC 96-144772 ISBN 2711833739 In French.
A detailed examination of inventive techniques and devices employed to project images and produce special optical effects prior to the development of the motion picture camera in the late 19th century, this catalogue presents an extensive text along with illustrations of magic lanterns, zoetropes, chronographs and other instruments and of prints, photographs and other works used in their operation.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1800-1900 — Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 025425
Paperbound $130.00    

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