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.
photographing America 1929-1947
Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Agnès Sire,Walker Evans
Photographs by Cartier Bresson, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Walker Evans. Text by Mercedes Iturbe, Roberto Tejada.
Álvarez Bravo, Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans
Author: Manuel Álvarez Bravo,Henri Cartier-Bresson,Walker Evans,Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (México)
Publisher: Editorial Rm Rio Panuko
La grande rétrospective de l'œuvre de l'artiste américaine Cindy Sherman présentait au C.A.P.C. de Bordeaux du 6 février au 25 avril 1999 deux cent cinquante photographies – une vingtaine d'années de travail –, dont le sujet n'est autre que l'image de soi... À PROPOS DE L’ENCYCLOPAEDIA UNIVERSALIS Reconnue mondialement pour la qualité et la fiabilité incomparable de ses publications, Encyclopaedia Universalis met la connaissance à la portée de tous. Écrite par plus de 7 200 auteurs spécialistes et riche de près de 30 000 médias (vidéos, photos, cartes, dessins...), l’Encyclopaedia Universalis est la plus fiable collection de référence disponible en français. Elle aborde tous les domaines du savoir.
Les Fiches Exposition d'Universalis
Author: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Universalis
"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.
Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Author: Peter Galassi,Henri Cartier-Bresson,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Selected as the best photography book of 2001 by The New York Times Book Review, The Village Voice and photoeye, among others, Helen Levitt's magnum opus Crosstown received impressive critical acclaim and achieved extraordinary commercial success. Continuing in this tradition, Here and There features 90 never-before-published photographs, including portraits of her friends JAmes Agee and Walker Evans. Shot over seven decades, Levitt's unofficial status as New York City's visual poet laureate has never been so visibly clear.
Publisher: powerHouse Books
An authority on photographer Walker Evans looks beyond the anonymity of his work to reveal an artist with a genius for capturing telling details of the American scene, and who profoundly influenced later photographers.
Author: Belinda Rathbone,Walker Evans
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson
Author: Agnes Sire,Jean-Luc Nancy
"Here in almost 300 spectacular images--more than 120 in full color--are great action photographs; portraits of athletes, famous and unknown; behind the scenes, athletes off the field; athletes practicing, working out, the daily relentless effort of training and achieving, physical perfection. Here are photographs by Al Bello, Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Georges Demeny, Toni Frissell, Ernst Haas, Danny Lyon, Annie Leibovitz, Stanley Kubrick, and 142 more, names not necessarily known to the public but their photgraphic work considered iconic...Here are photographs of Willie Mays...Rocky Graziano...Carl Lewis... Kobe Bryant...Magic Johnson...Satchel Paige...Muhammad Ali...Serena Williams...Bobby Orr...Jesse Owens...Mark Spitz...Secretariat... Gail Buckland's text, interwoven throughout and written with a grasp and a profound understanding of the history of photography, makes clear the importance and groundbreaking nature of this work and writes of the photographers and their technical and artistic advancements that, against all odds, captured the instant of the sport. Here are the classic images that capture the uncapturable, that allow us to experience the "kinetic beauty," that give us the essence and meaning--the transcendent power--of sports."
A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present
Author: Gail Buckland
An art appreciation introduction to photography helps readers gain a deeper understanding of great photographers and their work in a richly illustrated resource that includes biographical profiles of more than one hundred major photographers, including Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, and Evans--along with a history of the medium, essential styles and movements, and techniques.
Lessons from Master Photographers
Author: Ian Jeffrey
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
"As novelist and poet Andrei Codrescu points out in the essay that accompanies this selection of photographs from the Getty Museum's collection, Evans's photographs are the work of an artist whose temperament was distinctly at odds with Beals's impassioned rhetoric. Evans's photographs of Cuba were made by a young, still maturing artist who - as Codrescu argues - was just beginning to combine his early, formalist aesthetic with the social concerns that would figure prominently in his later work."--Jacket.
Author: Walker Evans,Andrei Codrescu
Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications
Previously published in 1959, Frank's most famous and influential photography book contained a series of deceptively simple photos that he took on a trip through America in 1955 and 1956. These pictures of everyday people still speak to us today, 40 years and several generations later.
Author: Robert Frank
Publisher: Scalo Verlag Ac
Wildly productive during his short life, James Agee (1909-1955) is today perhaps best remembered as a novelist-his posthumously published A Death in the Family won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958-but he was also a poet, screenwriter, journalist, essayist, book reviewer, and movie critic. In The Making of James Agee, Hugh Davis takes a comprehensive look at Agee's career, showing the interrelatedness of his concerns as a writer. A full view of Agee's oeuvre, Davis argues, illuminates its deeply political nature as well as a debt to various sources, particularly European surrealism, that have been little noted by previous Agee scholars. Davis challenges the view of Agee that has persisted since his death-that he is best understood primarily as a romantic individualist at odds with convention and the literary mainstream-and argues that this myth was largely constructed by friends and associates who were so immersed in the tenets of modernism that they distorted Agee's work (and aesthetic intent) in an attempt to purify it in modernist terms. In revealing a writer of far greater complexity than the Agee myth allows, Davis explores, for example, the leftist poetry that Agee wrote in the 1930s, which was almost completely suppressed by his editors. He also throws a fresh light on Agee's collaboration with photographer Walker Evans on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and reevaluates A Death of in the Family in light of recent scholarship that has produced an almost entirely new version of the novel, one much closer to Agee's original intentions. A much-needed corrective to the many misconceptions about Agee, Davis's study is a provocative and lucidly written work that is certain to spark new dialogues about one of the most fascinating figures in twentieth-century American literature.
Author: Hugh Davis
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Writings on Photography and Photographers
Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Michael L. Sand
Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of this century's leading photographers. His earliest images are of Europe in the 1930s and '40s. Here is a magnificent compilation of the world-renowned photographer's work that truly captures his famous "decisive moments" through people and places rich in beauty as well as turmoil.
Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson