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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World: A Retrospective 
 
  
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Hardcover 
432 pages 
Thames & Hudson 
Published 2003 
  
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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
 
  
 
  

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Walker Evans. Documentary and Anti-Graphic Photographs: A Reconstruction of the 1935 Exhibition at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York. 
  
Alvarez Bravo (Photographer); Henri Cartier-Bresson (Photographer); Walker Evans (Photographer); Daniel Giradin (Essay); & Ian Jeffrey (Essay)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World: A Retrospective 
  
Philippe Arbaizar; Jean Clair; Claude Cookman; Peter Galassi; & Jean-Noel Jeanneney
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Biography 
  
Pierre Assouline (Author)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer 
  
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art 
  
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Masters of Photography 
  
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Tete a Tete 
  
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: City and Landscapes 
  
Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Mexican Notebooks 1934-1964 
  
Henri Cartier-Bresson; Carlos Fuentes (Introduction); & Michelle Beaver (Translator)
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Henri Cartier-Bresson in India 
  
Henri Cartier-Bresson; & Satyajit Ray
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The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers 
  
Henri Cartier-Bresson; & Michael L. Sand
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In Our Time: The World As Seen by Magnum Photographers 
  
William Manchester; Jean Lacouture; Fred Ritchin; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; & Eastman Kodak Company
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Magnum: Fifty Years at the Front Line of History: The Story of the Legendary Photo Agency 
  
Russell Miller
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