Illusions in Motion

This is my copy purchased in 2013 - coffee stained, dog-eared, highlighted and well-used.

May 1, 2014 - Erkki Huhtamo's book, Illusions in Motion: Media Archaeology of the Moving Panorama and Related Spectacles was published in March 2013.  Twelve years in the making, it was much anticipated and it didn't disappoint as you will see in the reviews below.

The book is now in its second printing and was given the highest rating, "Essential"  by the American Library Association.

Erkki Huhtamo talks about his new book, Illusions in Motion
March 7th, 2013, Erkki Huhtamos tells stories from his new book, Illusions in Motion. This 9 minute video is a nice introduction to moving panorama history.

Erkki's new website!

Sept.1, 2014 - Check out Erkki's new website www.erkkihuhtamo.com

Reviewed by Kentwood Wells of the Magic Lantern Gazette

Kentwood Wells is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut and Editor of the Magic Lantern Gazette. This review appeared in the Summer 2013 volume of the Magic Lantern Gazette. Read the review here.

Reviewed by Russell Potter of the Arctic Journal

The Arctic Book Review by Russell Potter.

Russell Potter is Professor of English and Media Studies at Rhode Island College. He has written about moving panoramas in his book Arctic Spectacles. He reviews Illusions in Motion here.

Artifacts of Media Archaeology: Inside Professor Erkki Huhtamo's Office
This video was published March 19th, 2013 by UCLA Daily Bruin. See part of Erkki's collection at his office at UCLA.

Q & A with Erkki Huhtamo

May 3rd, 2013. Read an interview with Erkki Huhtamo shortly after the book was published here.

Overview from MIT Press

One of the very many EPIC illustrations from his collection. Hourses "run" on a treadmill in front of a moving panorama. 1880. Used with permission.

Read the initial overview, background and endorsements about the book from MIT Press here.

This page was created in 2013, revised 2019. Sue Truman