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

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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:
9780893817442
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Aperture Masters of Photography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.51(d)

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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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