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Published by Thames & Hudson in New York .
Written in English


  • Artistic Photography,
  • Photojournalism

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Edition Notes

StatementClément Chéroux
SeriesDiscoveries, Discoveries (New York, N.Y.)
LC ClassificationsTR647 .C3613 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25059144M
ISBN 100810998262
ISBN 109780810998261
LC Control Number2008935349

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Born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with , after spending a year in the Ivory Coast, he discovered the Leica – his camera of choice after that moment – and began a life-long passion for photography. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment examines Cartier-Bresson’s influential publication, widely considered to be one of the most important photobooks of the twentieth century. Pioneering for its emphasis on the photograph itself as a unique narrative form, The Decisive Moment was described by Robert Capa as “a Bible for photographers.”.” Originally titled . The Mind's Eye is an exhibition in cooperation with the Fondation Cartier-Bresson, Paris "For me 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. The Mind’s Eye Henri Cartier-Bresson. Theory & Practice. Souvenir Martin Parr. Henri Cartier-Bresson reveals--as only a few great artists have done consistently--the variety and richness of human experience in the twentieth century. This second volume of Aperture's Masters of Photography series confirms the genius of the photographer who--with the new, smaller, hand-held cameras and faster films--defined the idea of "the decisive moment" in photography.

In Henri Cartier-Bresson and perhaps the best known, Images à la sauvette, contains what is probably Cartier-Bresson’s most comprehensive and important statement on the meaning, technique, and utility of title refers to a central idea in his work—the decisive moment—the elusive instant when, with brilliant clarity, the appearance of the subject. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson. CMS package created by Junko Ogawa on 7/11/ AM. CMS package created by Thomas Dworzak on 8/16/ AM. Selected Events. So the impeccably bourgeois pseudonym of ‘Henri Cartier-Bresson’ was born. For American publications, the name would be modified to ‘Hank Carter’. The story of this prank is masterfully recounted in Paolo Rilf’s book, “Cartier-Bresson: A Man, A Myth” (). Dr. Henri Cartier-Bresson book. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The twentieth century was the century of the image and Henri /5.