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Animation Timeline (by Bonnie M)
Includes Animation Experiments, Studio and Independent Work, and Cultural Events
Select a time period: 

1600 - 1699 1900 - 1909 1930 - 1939 1960 - 1969 1990 - 1999
1700 - 1799 1910 - 1919 1940 - 1949 1970 - 1979 2000 - 2009
1800 - 1899 1920 - 1929 1950 - 1959 1980 - 1989
1600 - 1699 Fascination with Light and Motion 

1600s

1645








1671

 Improvements in techniques for grinding lenses

 The Great Art of Light and Shadow by Jesuit Scholar, Kircher published in Rome. The book describes a new invention called the Magic Lantern. It is a box with a light source and curved mirror that projected images. He also described the Camera Obsura in the book.

  • The Miracle of the Magic Lantern
  • A History of the Magic Lantern
  • A Brief History of the Magic Lantern
  • Magic Machines: A History of the Moving Image from Antiquity to 1900

     New edition of The Great Art of Light and Shadow describes how a revolving glass disk with a series of painted images, could be used to tell a story. The images were intended to be seen separately.

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