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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
by Peter Galassi
Hardcover from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN: 0870707787
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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. His inventive work of the early 1930s helped define the creative potential of modern photography. Following World War II, he helped found the Magnum photo agency, which enabled photojournalists to reach a broad audience through magazines such as Life while retaining control over their work. Cartier-Bresson would go on to produce major bodies of photographic reportage, capturing such events as China during the revolution, the Soviet Union after Stalin's death, the United States in the postwar boom and Europe as its older cultures confronted modern realities. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Cartier-Bresson-including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographer's life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bresson's career through 300 photographs divided into 12 chapters. While many of his most famous pictures are included, a great number of images will be unfamiliar even to specialists. A wide-ranging essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum, offers an entirely new understanding of Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art. The extensive supporting material-featuring detailed chronologies of the photographer's professional travels and of spreads of his picture stories as they appeared in magazines-will revolutionize the study of Cartier-Bresson's work.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer
by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Hardcover from Bulfinch
ISBN: 0821219863
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For more than 45 years, Henri Cartier-Bresson's camera has glorified the decisive moment in images of unique beauty and lyrical compassion. From the cities of war-torn Europe to the rural landscape of the American South, this retrospective volume shows the lifework of a legendary photographer. 155 duotone illustrations.
An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson
An Inner Silence: The Portraits of Henri Cartier-Bresson
by Agnes Sire, Jean-Luc Nancy
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500288755
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"These masterful photos blend the spontaneity of a great snapshot with the highly organized composition of a classical painting."--Publishers Weekly
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) was perhaps the finest and most influential image maker of the twentieth century, and his portraits are among his best-known work. Over a fifty-year period, he photographed some of the most eminent personalities of the era, as well as ordinary people, chosen as subjects because of their striking and unusual features.
Originally published to coincide with an exhibition at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, this book features both well-known images and previously unpublished portraits: Ezra Pound, AndreÌĀ Breton, Martin Luther King, Samuel Beckett, Truman Capote, Susan Sontag, Carl Jung, William Faulkner, Marilyn Monroe, Henri Matisse, and many more.
Each photograph was chosen because it perfectly embodies Cartier-Bresson's description of what he was attempting to communicate in his work: "Above all I look for an inner silence. I seek to translate the personality and not an expression." The portraits reproduced here--discreet, without artifice--confirm once more the singular gift of Cartier-Bresson, who instinctively knew in which revealing fraction of a second to click the shutter. 97 tritone photographs

Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photofile)
Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photofile)

Paperback from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500410607
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Gorgeous duotones that show how, for Cartier-Bresson, art is an expression of common humanity.
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.
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, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography. Now back in print, the series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography. 63 duotone illustrations

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Mind s Eye
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Mind's Eye

Hardcover from Aperture
Published: 2005-06-15
ISBN: 0893818755

Henri Cartier-Bresson's indelible writings on photography and photographers have been published sporadically over the past forty-five years. His essays--several of which have never before been translated into English--are collected here for the first time. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on "the decisive moment" as well as his observations on Moscow, Cuba, and China during turbulent times. These essays ring with the same immediacy and visual intensity that characterize his photography

Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Propos de Paris
Henri Cartier-Bresson: À Propos de Paris
by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Paperback from Bulfinch
ISBN: 0821224964
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Photography is nothing, it's life that interests me.--Henri Cartier-Bresson. A PROPOS DE PARIS presents the renowned photographer's personal selection of more than 130 of his best photographs of Paris taken over 50 years. This is a unique gallery of urban landscapes rendered by a great sensibility. 131 illustrations.

"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 thousand words, which is the essence of photojournalism. In no place is this more exemplified than in his images of Paris.

Cartier-Bresson personally selected the more than 130 black-and-white photographs of Paris for this publication. With photographs taken over a period of 50 years, the work is beautifully and generously printed in duotone. The accompanying essays, both short and unobtrusive, are also familiar and personal. One essayist captures the essence of Cartier-Bresson's camera work: "When life calls, he is always there, to assist, or to admire; to rebel, or to say no to exploiters and imposters, and to all those who demean its value." --Manine Golden

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image and The World
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World
by Jean Clair, Philippe Arbaizar
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500286426
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"A definitive catalogue. Once Cartier-Bresson photographed something or someone, you might as well have retired them as subjects."--Newsweek
Henri Cartier-Bresson was one of the finest image makers of our time. His extraordinary photographs were shaped by an eye and a mind legendary for their intelligent empathy and for their unerring ability to get to the heart of the matter.
This sumptuous collection of work by Cartier- Bresson is the ultimate look at his achievements. The book brims with classic photographs that have become icons of the medium, as well as rarely seen work from all periods of Cartier-Bresson's life, including a number of previously unpublished photographs and a generous selection of drawings, paintings, and film stills. The book also features telling personal souvenirs of his youth, his family, and the founding of Magnum.
This definitive collection of a master photographer's work will be an essential book for anyone interested in photography--indeed, for anyone interested in the people, places, and events of the past century. 600+ photographs in color and duotone

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 Paris. More than a quarter-century of magazine photography followed---including vivid glimpses of modern life in India, China and the Soviet Union---before he put aside his camera in favor of his sketchbook. Cartier-Bresson's ability to capture peak moments resulted in unforgettable single photographs, like that of a woman in a group of former concentration camp prisoners who suddenly recognizes her Gestapo informer and reaches out to hit her. His constant watchfulness led to images that capture fleeting emotion---lust, pride, despair, expectation, glee---on the faces of people going about their daily lives in grim cities, sleepy villages, and vast landscapes. Shaped by compassion and a self-effacing absence of personal judgment, these photographs reflect a worldview no longer fashionable but forever relevant to human understanding. --Cathy Curtis

Discoveries: Henri Cartier-Bresson (Discoveries (Abrams))
Discoveries: Henri Cartier-Bresson (Discoveries (Abrams))
by Clement Cheroux
Paperback from Abrams

Born in 1908 in France, Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. Early on he adopted the versatile 35mm format and helped develop the popular "street photography" style, influencing generations of photographers that followed. In his own words, he expressed that "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. . . . It is by economy of means that one arrives at simplicity of expression."

In 1947 Cartier-Bresson founded Magnum Photos with four other photographers. August 22 will be the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Scrapbook
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Scrapbook

Hardcover from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 050054333X
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Henri Cartier-Bresson's famous scrapbook from the 1940s, published in its entirety for the first time.

Henri Cartier-Bresson was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1940. After two unsuccessful attempts, he managed to escape in 1943. During this period, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, assuming that the photographer had died in the war, started preparing what they thought would be a posthumous exhibition of his work. When he reappeared, Cartier-Bresson was delighted to learn of the exhibition and decided to review his entire oeuvre and curate it himself.

In 1946 Cartier-Bresson traveled to New York with about 300 prints in his suitcase, bought a scrapbook, glued in the photos, and brought that album to MoMA's curators. His exhibition there, a celebration of his survival, opened on February 4, 1947.

In the 1990s, Cartier-Bresson once again turned his attention to this scrapbook. Following his death in 2004, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the present owner of the prints, finished the job of restoring them, making it possible to bring a large body of his extraordinary work to the public, images that have now become a memorial collection after all.

Henri Cartier-Bresson in India
Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

Paperback from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500277125
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"Striking images of a land renowned for its contradictions and variety as viewed by one of the great artists of our century."--Houston Post
Henri 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 Calcutta speak with the same passion and authority as those of the Maharaja of Baroda's sumptuous birthday celebrations or of the Mountbattens on the steps of Government House. Ample space is given to his famous reportages, such as the astonishing sequence on the death and cremation of Gandhi. But above all, it is the apparently ordinary faces and scenes from market, temple, or countryside that have the power to put us in direct touch with the spirit of a country and its people. 105 duotone illustrations.



Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art
by Jean-Pierre Montier, Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer)
Hardcover - 327 pages
Bulfinch Press; ISBN: 0821222856

Tete a Tete : Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson
by Henri Cartier-Bresson, E. H. Gombrich (Introduction)

Henri Cartier-Bresson : City and Landscapes
Henri Cartier-Bresson, et al
Hardcover / 2001

A Propos De Paris
by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Paperback - 168 pages Reprint edition 
Bulfinch Press; ISBN: 0821224964

Henri Cartier-Bresson (Masters of Photography Series)
by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Hardcover - 96 pages 2 edition 
Aperture; ISBN: 0893817449

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World: A Retrospective
by Peter Galassi, Robert Delpire 
Book Description: Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of the finest image makers of our time. Born in 1908, he studied painting before embarking on a career in photography in the early 1930s. In 1940 he was captured by the Germans and spent three years in prisoner-of-war camps before escaping to join the Paris underground. With Robert Capa, David Seymour, and others, he founded the photographic agency Magnum in 1947. Since then his work has taken him all over the worldófrom Europe to India, Burma, Pakistan, China,...
Hardcover: 432 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.58 x 10.52 x 11.38 
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; Reissue edition (April ) 
ISBN: 0500542678 

by Henri Cartier-Bresson, et al

Henri Cartier-Bresson : Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964
by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer), et al

Robert Capa/ Photographs : Photographs
by Henri Cartier-Bresson, et al

The Mind's Eye : Writings on Photography and Photographers
by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Michael L. Sand

India : A Celebration of Independence 1947 to 1997
by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer), Ilan Lohr (Photographer)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson in India
by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Yves Vequaud (Introduction)
The product of six visits to India - the first in 1947 during the partition - these splendid images will not disappoint. Db
Paperback: 128 pages
Bulfinch Press; ISBN: 0821227351; (April )

Fine Irish Crochet Lace (Dover Needlework)
by Cartier-Bresson
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Henri Cartier-Bresson in India
Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer), Satyajit Ray
Paperback - 128 pages Reprint edition (July 1993)
Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500277125
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The World of Henri Cartier Bresson.
by Henri, Cartier-Bresson
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