Bibliotheque Nationale de France


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Short Introduction

The Bibliotheque Nationale de France is France's national Library. Set over 5 separate locations, the Muybridge holdings at this organisation include 6 Muybridge chronophotographical motion sequences from 'Attitudes of Aminals in Motion' and 1 album of photographs from 'Attitudes of Animals in Motion'. Rare Books include 'Attitudes of Animals in Motion' (1897), 'Animals in Motion' (1907), 'Descriptive Zoopraxography' (1893) and 'Animal Locomotion' (1887), which also includes a prospectus and catalogue of plates.

Other items within the collection are 5 films on Muybridge, 2 posters and 17 books about him, as well as various periodical articles, and ephemeral documentation.

Further collections items may also be available. Please contact the organisation for more information.

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Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: Various


Books by Muybridge: 6

Books concerning Muybridge: 17

Periodicals: 1

Other: 5

Exhibition Material

Posters: 2

Unpublished paper & documents

Other: 1

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François-Mitterrand Library
Quai François-Mauriac
75706 Paris Cedex 13

Richelieu Library
5, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris

Louvois 2 rue de Louvois
75002 Paris

Opéra Library
Place de l’Opéra
Adresse postale : 8 rue Scribe
7500, France

Phone: +33 (0)1 53 79 59 59


Email: Franç

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