Aperture Masters of Photography

Henri Cartier-bresson

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Aperture Foundation

ISBN: 9781597112871

Category: Photography

Page: 95

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Aperture is pleased to present the elegantly updated and refreshed Henri Cartier-Bresson edition of the Aperture Masters of Photography Series. With an introduction by notable curator Clément Chéroux, this edition includes new, image-by-image commentary and a chronology of this influential and iconic artist's life. Initially presented as the History of Photography Series in 1976, the first volume of the Masters of Photography Series featured Cartier-Bresson and was edited by legendary French publisher Robert Delpire, who cofounded the series with Aperture's own Michael Hoffman. In this redesigned and expanded version of the classic Aperture book, we have kept the majority of the selection of images from the original series which Cartier-Bresson himself created with Delpire, encapsulating the spontaneity and intuition for which this legendary photographer is so celebrated.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9780893817442

Category: Photography

Page: 95

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Henri Cartier-Bresson reveals--as only a few great artists have done consistently--the richness, the sensibilities, and the varieties of the human experience in the twentieth century. This volume of Aperture's Masters of Photography series confirms the genius of the photographer whose pictures with the new, smaller hand-held cameras and faster films defined the idea of "the decisive moment" in photography. Cartier-Bresson's imagery is intimate, but it is also utterly respectful of his subjects. In his wide travels throughout the world, he has captured universal meanings through the glimpses into the lives of individuals in scores of countries. Each photograph is in itself a masterpiece of dramatic form; taken together, Cartier-Bresson's works constitute a personal history of epic scope. Henri Cartier-Bresson presents forty-two of the artist's photographs, each recognized a a masterpiece of the medium. In addition, Cartier-Bresson offers a brief statement of his own artistic ethos, his striving for the spontaneity through intuition that imbues his work.
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The Mind's Eye

Writings on Photography and Photographers

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Michael L. Sand

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 109

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The first compilation of writings by a master of photography. One of the leading lights in photography of the twentieth century, Henri Cartier-Bresson is also a shrewd observer and critic. His writings on photography and photographers, which have appeared sporadically over the past forty-five years, are gathered here for the first time. Several have never before appeared in English. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on "the decisive moment" as well as his observations on Moscow, Cuba, and China during turbulent times, which ring with the same immediacy and visual intensity that he brings to his photography. Cartier-Bresson remains as direct and insightful as ever in his writings. His commentary on photographer friends he has known-including Robert Capa, André Kertész, Ernst Haas, and Sarah Moon-reveal the impassioned and compassionate vision for which Cartier-Bresson is beloved.
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America in Passing

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Gilles Mora

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500279144

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 149

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This title brings together the images from Cartier-Bresson's various assignments in the United States, which he first visited in the mid-1930s. Spanning several decades, these works show the rich social diversity of American society. Gilles Mora has travelled to many of the places featured in these photographs and provides an introduction to the images. The foreword discusses Cartier-Bresson's ability to capture the reality and essence of American life.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

the modern century

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Peter Galassi,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),Art Institute of Chicago,San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,High Museum of Art

Publisher: Hubsta Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 376

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. His inventive work of the early 1930s helped define the creative potential of modern photography. Following World War II, he helped found the Magnum photo agency, which enabled photojournalists to reach a broad audience through magazines such as "Life" while retaining control over their work. Cartier-Bresson would go on to produce major bodies of photographic reportage, capturing such events as China during the revolution, the Soviet Union after Stalin's death, the United States in the postwar boom and Europe as its older cultures confronted modern realities. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Cartier-Bresson-including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographer's life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bresson's career through 300 photographs divided into 12 chapters. While many of his most famous pictures are included, a great number of images will be unfamiliar even to specialists. A wide-ranging essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum, offers an entirely new understanding of Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art. The extensive supporting material-featuring detailed chronologies of the photographer's professional travels and of spreads of his picture stories as they appeared in magazines-will revolutionize the study of Cartier-Bresson's work.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Interviews and Conversations, 1951-1998

Author: Clement Cheroux,Henri Cartier-Bresson,Julie Jones

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9781597113922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Presented for the first time in English, this volume brings together twelve notable interviews and conversations with Henri Cartier-Bresson carried out between 1951 and 1998. While many of us are acquainted with his images, there are so few texts available by Cartier-Bresson on his photographic process. These verbal, primary accounts capture the spirit of the master photographer and serve as a lasting document of his life and work, which has inspired generations of photographers and artists. Here, Cartier-Bresson speaks passionately, with metaphors and similes, about the world and photography. A man of principles shaped by the evolving eras of the twentieth century, his major influences included Surrealism, European politics of the 1930s and '40s, the Second World War, and his experiences with Magnum as cofounder and reporter. This book illuminates his thoughts, personality, and reflections on a seminal career. In his own words: [Photography] is a way of questioning the world and questioning yourself at the same time. . . . It entails a discipline. For me, freedom is a basic frame of reference, and inside that frame are all the possible variations. Everything, everything, everything. But it is within a frame. The important thing is the sense of limit. And visually, it is the sense of form. Form is important. The structure of things. The space.
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The Decisive Moment

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Publisher: Steidl

ISBN: 9783869307886

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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"Within the canon of European photography books it would be difficult to find one more famous, revered and influential as Henri Cartier-Bresson's "The Decisive Moment,"" wrote Jeffrey Ladd in "Time LightBox," in a feature on Steidl's new edition of this ultimate photobook classic. Originally published in 1952, this collection of Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years was embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book has since influenced generations of photographers, while its English title defined the notion of the famous peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image-not the moment of the height of the action, necessarily, but the formal, visual peak. This new publication-the first and only reprint since the original 1952 edition-is a meticulous facsimile of the original book that launched the artist to international fame, with an additional booklet on the history of "The Decisive Moment" by Centre Pompidou curator Clément Chéroux. Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) was born in Chantelou-en-Brie, France. He initially studied painting and began photographing in the 1930s. Cartier-Bresson cofounded Magnum in 1947. In the late 1960s he returned to his original passion, drawing. In 2003 Cartier-Bresson established the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, one year before his death.
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The face of Asia

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Publisher: Studio

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 207

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

à propos de Paris : written for the exhibition Paris à vue d’oeil

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Vera Feyder,André Pieyre de Mandiargues

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500280232

Category: Paris

Page: 167

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'À Propos de Paris' presents the photographer's personal selection of more than 130 of his best photographs of Paris, taken over more than 50 years and reaching far beyond the clichés of tourism and popular myth.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson, the early work

Author: Peter Galassi,Henri Cartier-Bresson,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 151

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Walker Evans

Aperture Masters of Photography

Author: Walker Evans,David Campany

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597113434

Category:

Page: 96

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Walker Evans helped define documentary photography and is considered one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. He captured the American experience from the late 1920s to the early 1970s with graceful articulation. From 1935 to 1937, he captured rural America during the Great Depression while working for the Farm Security Administration. Much of Evans's work from that period focused on three sharecropping families in the South, culminating in the revolutionary book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, with text by James Agee (1941). His enduring appreciation for inanimate objects and the vernacular as subject matter is evident in his photographs of shop windows, rural churches, billboards, architecture, and displays of American culture as he saw it. Included in this publication is a new, insightful text by historian David Campany, presenting this definitive work to new audiences. Walker Evans (born in St. Louis, Missouri, 1903; died in New Haven, Connecticut, 1975) was the forerunner of the documentary tradition in American photography and created an unparalleled body of work throughout his life. His renowned work is in permanent collections throughout the world and has been the subject of several retrospectives, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Ta Biography with 25 Illustrations

Author: Pierre Assouline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500512234

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 4932

A vivid portrait of the influential twentieth-century portrait photographer documents his early devotion to surrealism, his effort to raise awareness about the human experience in the wake of key political events, and his seminal portraitures of such contemporaries as Sartre, Faulkner, and Matisse.
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The Perfect Medium

Photography and the Occult

Author: Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111363

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 9538

The mesmerizing photographic history of occult phenomena, from levitations and apparitions to spectres, ghosts, and auras.
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Tete a Tete

Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500281864

Category: Celebrities

Page: 144

View: 8486

A selection of Cartier-Bresson's most memorable portraits, published to accompany the 1998 National Portrait Gallery exhibition. The photographer himself supervised the design of the book and the juxtaposition of the images. Sir Ernst Gombrich provides an introduction to the collection.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans

photographing America 1929-1947

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Agnès Sire,Walker Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 181

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Compares the work of two forefront twentieth-century photographers, discussing their shared 1935 exhibit at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, their parallel achievements in America between 1929 and 1947, and their use of photography as a form of social criticism.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821219867

Category: Photography

Page: 338

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For more than 45 years, Henri Cartier-Bresson's camera has glorified the decisive moment in images of unique beauty and lyrical compassion. From the cities of war-torn Europe to the rural landscape of the American South, this retrospective volume shows the lifework of a legendary photographer. 155 duotone illustrations.
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Aperture

Masters of Photography

Author: Wynn Bullock,Harry Callahan,Eikoh Hosoe,Tina Modotti,Barbara Morgan,W. Eugene Smith

Publisher: Aperture

ISBN: 9780893818371

Category: Photography

Page: 576

View: 1914

Aperture Masters of Photography Six-Copy Collector's Set Includes Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Eikoh Hosoe, Tina Modotti, Barbara Morgan, and W. Eugene Smith Aperture's expanded Masters of Photography series presents an engrossing introduction to the photographers whose work has incalculably affected the way we regard the world. Each volume begins with an essay by a leading critic or historian, offering an incisive look at the photographer's career and importance in the history of photography. Each hardcover, clothbound volume in this slipcased set features approximately forty duotone images.
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India

a celebration of Independence, 1947 to 1997

Author: Victor Anant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 223

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A photographic celebration of the people and ancient landscape of India features works by Sunil Janah, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado, Raghu Rai, Mary Ellen Mark, Robert Nickelsberg, Charles Lindsay, Mitch Epstein, and Dayanita Singh
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Discoveries: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Author: Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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Born in 1908 in France, Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. Early on he adopted the versatile 35mm format and helped develop the popular “street photography” style, influencing generations of photographers that followed. In his own words, he expressed that “the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity, the master of the instant which, in visual terms, questions and decides simultaneously. . . . It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression.” In 1947 Cartier-Bresson founded Magnum Photos with four other photographers. August 22 will be the 100th anniversary of his birth.
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An Inner Silence

The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Author: Agnes Sire,Jean-Luc Nancy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288757

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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Published to coincide with a first Fondation exhibition to be drawn entirely from the twentieth-century photographer's archives, a volume of famous and lesser-known works is comprised of pieces that most represent Cartier-Bresson's intentions.
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