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chapter vi: persistence of vision

Our eye's ability to retain an image for a fraction of a second after it has gone is called 'persistence of vision'. This chapter includes astonishing spinning optical toys including thaumatropes, phenakistiscopes, zoetropes, praxinoscopes and rotoreliefs by Marcel Duchamp - early experiments in animation that are the ancestors of film and television.

Corollas from the series Rotoreliefs (first edition).
Marcel Duchamp. Paris 1935

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