Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Henri Cartier-Bresson reveals--as only a few great artists have done--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”

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Henri Cartier-Bresson reveals--as only a few great artists have done--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. Cartier-Bresson's imagery is intimate but utterly respectful of his subjects. In his travels throughout the world, he has captured glimpses of individual lives in scores of countries. Taken together, Cartier-Bresson's works constitute a personal history of epic scope.
This volume presents 42 of the artist's photographs, each recognized as a masterpiece of the medium. In addition, Cartier-Bresson offers a brief statement about what drives his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893810009
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
01/28/1976
Series:
Masters of Photography Series
Pages:
95

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Henri Cartier-Bre V2


By Henri Cartier-Bresson

Aperture

Copyright ©1987 Henri Cartier-Bresson
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0893812811

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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