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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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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An Inner Silence

The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson

Author: Agnes Sire,Jean-Luc Nancy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288757

Category: Photography

Page: 159

View: 7125

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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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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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

View: 7422

'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. by Clment Chroux

Author: Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780500301241

Category: Photography

Page: 159

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Henri Cartier-Bressons photography came to define the 20th century. This book tells his life story through his images: all the major events from his youth to his death in 2004 are described, contextualized and analysed in the light of his photographic work. From his early encounters with the Surrealists, his film work and his experiences in the SecondWorldWar, to the development of his own personal aesthetic, the concept of the decisive moment, and the foundation of Magnum Photos, his influence on the world has been profound and unforgettable.
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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 Scrapbook

Photographs 1932-1946

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Agnès Sire,Michel Frizot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500543337

Category: Photography

Page: 262

View: 2626

In 1946 Cartier-Bresson travelled to New York with about 300 prints in his suitcase, bought a scrapbook , glued each one in and brought that album to MoMAs curators. Here, published for the first time in its entirety, is a facsimile of that famous scrapbook.
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Aperture Masters of Photography

Henri Cartier-bresson

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Aperture Foundation

ISBN: 9781597112871

Category: Photography

Page: 95

View: 867

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

Mexican Notebooks, 1934-1964

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Cartier-Bresson Bresson

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 81

View: 1934

This new book brings together a collection of Cartier-Bresson's photographs of Mexico, with a thought-provoking commentary from Carlos Fuentes. These powerful images are a unique record of the spirit of an era, a country and its people.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821227350

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 7969

Reproductions of more than 100 works by the founder of the photography agency Magnum capture such scenes as a refugee camp after the partition and the Maharaja of Barodea's birthday celebration. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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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: 1654

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 and the Artless Art

Author: Jean-Pierre Montier,Henri Cartier-Bresson

Publisher: Bulfinch Press

ISBN: 9780821222850

Category: Photography

Page: 327

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Henri Cartier-Bresson is perhaps the greatest photographer of the twentieth century. In a career spanning more than sixty years, he has used his camera as an impassive and neutral third eye to capture the vagaries of human behavior and to produce some of the most memorable and compelling photographs ever published. In this impressive biographical study, Jean-Pierre Montier traces Cartier-Bresson's artistic progression from his early training as a painter and draftsman right up to the present; he provides a detailed analysis of Cartier-Bresson's most famous images and discusses the various philosophies that inform his work, notably Zen and surrealism. Drawing together a remarkable selection of the paintings, sketches, and photographs, this book is the first to attempt a serious evaluation not just of his photojournalism but of his oeuvre as a whole.
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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

Landscape, Townscape

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Erik Orsenna,Gérard Macé

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500542392

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 105

View: 7892

The work of Henri Cartier-Bresson now forms an immutable part of the international cultural landscape. The most celebrated of his photographs are famous the world over, loved and respected by both the public and experts alike. His idiosyncratic approach to reportage has produced many classic images of contemporary iconography. This collection of landscapes and townscapes by 'Henri Cartier-Bresson' demonstrates the extent to which his particular qualities - a subtlety of vision coupled with the infallible instinct for the decisive moment - are evident in his photographs of natural and urban views. From the stillness of an Irish peat bog to a modern factory chimney rising above the ruins of a fallen Greek temple, each of the photographs in this volume reaches to the heart of human existence.
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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, his archive of 390 photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Ernst Hans Gombrich,Victoria and Albert Museum,Scottish Arts Council,Fruit Market Gallery,Side Photographic Gallery

Publisher: Travelling Gallery Scottish Arts Conuncil

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 40

View: 7952

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Discoveries: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Author: Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 159

View: 8821

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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