also became some of the most studied artifacts in the race for heavier-than-air-flight, and the forms they revealed were the inspiration for Otto Lilienthal's beautiful wooden gliders, one of which tumbled its maker out of the sky to his death in 1896.
of fencers in action and horses galloping (what we
Like Aristotle investigating the common ground of animal movement, his chronophotographs
analyzed the motion of cats and horses and birds, men running and fencing.
It is instructive to contrast the effect achieved by Stieglitz here with the chronophotographs
of Muybridge or Marey.