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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer

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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.
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published October 21st 1992 by Bulfinch (first published 1979)
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Bradley Hanson
Nov 02, 2012 Bradley Hanson rated it it was amazing
THE ORIGINAL photojournalist, a master of composition, and the biggest influence on how I view photography and the world in general. If you want to see gorgeous compositions made at the speed of life with a 50mm lens, this is all the inspiration you will ever need. Every time I look at his work I am humbled and I learn something.
Leonard
Nov 10, 2014 Leonard rated it it was amazing
I've always liked the photos of Cartier-Bresson and have looked at them many times before. He had an excellent eye for composition and shot his pictures in black and white which is becoming a nearly neglected art form in this digital age. The only captions to most of these images is the location and date of the photograph. The viewer is given the gift of interpreting the image, which I think, increases it's artistic value. Like the work of every artist and photographer, some of these images are ...more
Yury
Nov 21, 2015 Yury rated it it was amazing
Good prints of the great photo artist. This book is heavy, so heavy is pleasure from seeing images.
Rebecca Harrison
Jul 10, 2014 Rebecca Harrison rated it it was amazing
My favourite Photographer.
Adam
Jan 04, 2011 Adam rated it it was amazing
Shelves: photography
Wonderful coffee table book celebrating some of the best and most iconic photographs of Cartier-Bresson. With these types of books often the issue is that wide prints can be spread across two pages, ruining the effect, or tall prints are too compact. This large, square book tackles both of those issues and as a result makes a great presentation of the work.
Avis Black
Cartier-Bresson's taste is not mine, but his talent is obvious.
Oh Ana
Aug 04, 2011 Oh Ana rated it it was amazing
The best photographer ever! Ever and ever...
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Feb 02, 2016 Sumit rated it it was amazing
Need to own this book. While looking at some initial his pictures it feels he might have got lucky with this shot, but then you keep flipping pages after pages and then you know that this person is a genius observer.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed.
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