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Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer)
0893817449
September 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
Henri Cartier-Bresson's amazing feat as a photographer is the ability to follow his heart and the keen vision of his mind and eye in each photograph. His subjects are only part of the image in the viewfinder, whose composition he sometimes arranges with geometric precision. Many of his best photographs also have startlingly broad political and sociological connotations, which gives the ordinary subjects extraordinary dignity, even grandeur. Europeans is filled with these images, which are often visually complex as well: a 1952 picture depicts a poor immigrant tilling hard ground while in the distance the prosperity-propelled factories of industry belch smoke into already smoggy skies. This is not just a picture of a poor man, or industrial power, or the contrast between the two. It's an open question about the meaning of...


Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers
Henri Cartier-Bresson
0893818755
September 1999
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Supremely accomplished and influential French photographer Cartier-Bresson guided the evolution of the photographic medium while creating an enormous body of work. His photographs of people, famous and obscure, always contain a strong psychological component deriving from formally perfect compositions and a temporal ambivalence that characterizes only the most powerful static images. This slight book contains short essays by Cartier-Bresson along with some less interesting aesthetic epigrams and tributes to fellow artists. This is the first published collection of his writings, though large chunks are taken from books he published in the 1950s and 1960s. And while there's not a great deal of his writings to be collected, what's here is pithy and laconic without being sententious. His artistic philosophy is well...


Fine Irish Crochet Lace
Bresson Henri Cartier
0486278743
Mar 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Practical guide offers clear, easy-to-follow instructions for making delicate crocheted trimmings for babies’ and children’s garments as well as lingerie, blouses and other items. Enhanced with more than 50 photographs of completed lace work: edgings, inserts, yoke, collar, bib, and more.


Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer)
0500410607
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) studied painting before taking up photography in his early twenties. One of the founders of the photography agency Magnum (together with Robert Capa and others), he is best known for the skill with which he captured the most fleeting of scenes. This volume includes his photographs of France, Spain, America, India, Russia, Mexico, and pre-revolutionary China.It shows clearly how, for Cartier-Bresson, art is an expression of common humanity. 63 duotone illustrations.About the series: The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price. Handsome and collectible, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions printed in superb duotone,...


Henri Cartier-Bresson: City and Landscapes
Henri Cartier-Bresson
0821227572
October 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
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.

About the Author
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...


Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image & the World: A Retrospective
Philippe Arbaizar
0500542678
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Henri Cartier-Bresson spent four decades traveling the world as a photojournalist in search of what he called "the decisive moment"--the instant when visual harmony and human significance coalesce. Published in honor of his 95th birthday, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World is a handsome volume that reproduces more than 600 photographs, film stills, and drawings and includes essays by art, photography, and film experts. Trained as a painter in his native France, Cartier-Bresson began his photography career during a trip to the Ivory Coast in 1931. After shooting his way through Europe, Mexico and the U.S., he became an assistant to filmmaker Jean Renoir and directed documentaries in support of the Spanish Civil War. Imprisoned by the Germans during World War II, he escaped to document the liberation of...


Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Biography
Pierre Assouline
050051223X
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Often called the father of photojournalism, Cartier-Bresson tried to give up photography as a profession four times in his life, returning to his first love, painting, repeatedly—but he always kept his Leica in his pocket. The Frenchman captured the emotion and magnitude of some of the 20th century's most significant news stories by simply turning his camera away from the main event and into the crowd. This, too, is Assouline's approach to biography. Drawing on five years of conversations with his subject, Assouline presents not a chronological or critical accounting of events but a portrait, illustrated through descriptions of Cartier-Bresson's photographs (almost none of which are reproduced in the book) and summarized with generalizations of the artist's approach toward art and life: "His taste was...


Henri Cartier-Bresson: In India
Henri Cartier-Bresson
0500277125
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
"Striking images of a land renowned for its contradictions and variety as viewed by one of the great artists of our century."—Houston PostHenri Cartier-Bresson's record of his fascination with India over half a lifetime contains the very best of his photographs of that country. Beginning in 1947 at the time of Independence and produced during six extended visits over a twenty-year period, these beautiful, dramatic images are shaped by an eye and a mind legendary for their intelligent empathy and for going to the heart of the matter.Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary gifts of observation and his famous "mantle of invisibility," as well as his good connections with Jawaharlal Nehru and others, allowed him to capture the quintessence of India. His pictures of Hindus in refugee camps after the Partition or beggars in...


An Inner Silence
Agnes Sire
0500543178
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Published to coincide with the first exhibition at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, this handsome collection spanning 70 years of image-making gathers 97 portraits by one of the defining photographers of the 20th century. Stripping away artifice from his subject, Cartier-Bresson could capture a personality with a click of his legendary Leica. The book collects portraits of world leaders, artists, celebrities and ordinary citizens, including many famous images—e.g., Sartre and Pouillon standing on Pont Des Arts—and a few iconic ones, like a young Truman Capote on a New Orleans bench engulfed by large leaves. Several pictures, including arresting images of Carson McCullers, Joan Miró, Susan Sontag and Francis Bacon, are previously unpublished. Some of the images confirm the persona...


Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Propos de Paris
Henri Cartier-Bresson
0821224964
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
"Photography is nothing, it's life that interests me." With his ever-present Leica camera, Henri Cartier-Bresson captured the raw and the sweet, the comic and the profound moments of lives that were lost in the grind or relegated to someone else's memory--the coincidental moment at which a reflection in a puddle of water mimics a poster on a nearby wall or when lovers kiss, oblivious to the not-so-pristine world around them. It is the familiar beauty and cruelty of the day-to-day that is so engaging in his photographs: two cosmopolitan woman chat nonchalantly while surrounded by empty lettuce crates; mourners at a funeral stare directly into the camera; postwar Paris awakens in the fog. Cartier-Bresson was the master of the "decisive moment," that fleeting instant for which a picture really is worth a...


Humanity and Inhumanity
George Rodger
0714839019
Aug 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Rodger, co-founder of Magnum Photos picture agency, began his career as a still photographer for the BB. His memorable images of World War II are unsurpassed--Eric Sevareid broadcasting live during an air raid; steel-helmeted civil defense workers taking time for tea in a china cup; the corpse of a German soldier lying in front of a suburban villa in France. Yet his studies of tribal rituals and ceremonies in South Africa, Uganda and Southern Sudan after the war are just as likely to get under your skin. The humanity in Rodger's work is epitomized, perhaps, by his photo of Dr. Albert Schweitzer in his jungle office, with a kitten on his desk. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
British photographer Rodger (1908-) is not well known to most...


Henri Cartier-Bresson
Henri Cartier-Bresson
0821219863
Oct 1992
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Henri Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks, 1934-1964
Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer)
050054199X
March 1996
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art
Jean-Pierre Montier
0821222856
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Montier's doctoral thesis makes up the text of this important book, which is part biography, part catalog, and part critical explication. The text, supplemented with images of Cartier-Bresson's nonphotographic work, shows the varied sides of the photographer. But we don't really need to see the paintings and drawings of Cartier-Bresson. Thankfully, Montier keeps his primary interest on the delightful and usually surprising moments that Cartier-Bresson captures. What seems like a chaotic cluster of disparate people engaged in various activities is an instant when all this mayhem came into the viewfinder for Cartier-Bresson. The "Artless Art" of the title is the capturing of reality, honoring it, giving us long moments to enjoy it, and coming away thinking that the instant recorded was full of aesthetic delight....


Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alberto Giacometti
Henri Cartier-Bresson
303939004X
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) and Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) became friends in the mid-1930s in Paris. Both were seeking a way out of surrealism that would lead back to reality. Giacometti returned to life studies, Cartier-Bresson exchanged his brush for a camera. The content of this volume revolves around the many mutual resonances in the work of these two great artists. The book opens with shots of Giacometti taken by Cartier-Bresson over a period of three decades. At the same time, the inner workings of the artists’ friendship is illuminated by a comparison between the two as draughtsmen—both searching for the ’instant décisif’—and by the question of how the photographs of one and the paintings and drawings of the other are used in por-traiture. This is a unique encounter...

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