City and Landscapes

City and Landscapes

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by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Erik Orsenna
     
 
In more than 100 landscape photographs taken in locations on many continents-particularly Europe, Asia and the U.S.-each image in the book represents one of Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moments." Although some photographs contain people, the focus is on outdoor surroundings, from majestic mountains to flowing rivers, narrow canals and lush topography to cityscapes:

Overview

In more than 100 landscape photographs taken in locations on many continents-particularly Europe, Asia and the U.S.-each image in the book represents one of Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moments." Although some photographs contain people, the focus is on outdoor surroundings, from majestic mountains to flowing rivers, narrow canals and lush topography to cityscapes: the landscapes of Nature and the landscapes of Man as captured by Cartier-Bresson's camera. The accompanying text is an important new and poetic assessment of the artist by Erik Orsenna.

Author Biography: Henri Cartier-Bresson studied painting in the 1920s and committed himself to photography in the early 1930s. In 1940 he was captured and imprisoned by the Germans before escaping to join the Paris underground. In 1947 he was one of the founders of the photography agency Magnum. His work is featured in the collections of many of the world's most prominent museums.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821227572
Publisher:
Bulfinch
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
1ST NORTH
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
11.84(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.04(d)

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Henri Cartier-Bresson


By Henri Cartier-Bresson and Erik Orsenna

Bulfinch Press

Erik Orsenna
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ISBN: 0-821-22757-2


Foreword

The work of Henri Cartier-Bresson is internationally renowned and widely celebrated. His idiosyncratic approach to reportage has produced many classic images of contemporary iconography.

This new collection of city and landscapes by Henri Cartier-Bresson taken over a lifetime of travel to far-flung locales in every corner of the globe demonstrates his ability to capture a subtlety of vision at the decisive moment. From the stillness of classical Greek ruins to the puffing and belching of a modern factory chimney, each of the photographs in this volume-whether of natural or urban views-reaches to the core of human existence.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson studied painting in the 1920s and committed himself to photography in the early 1930s. In 1940 he was captured and imprisoned by the Germans before escaping to join the Paris underground. In 1947 he was one of the founders of the photography agency Magnum. His work is featured in the collections of many of the world's most prominent museums.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok I technically don't have this book because I can't afford it but every chance I get to go to Barnes and Noble I look at this book and literally get lost in the pages I hate putting it back on the shelves his work is INCREDIBLE!! I WILL own it someday!