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Tete a Tete 
 
  
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Hardcover 
144 pages 
Little Brown & Company 
Published 1998 
  
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Henri Cartier-Bresson's TOte a TOte contains the photographer's portraits of some of the most potent icons of the latter half of the 20th century. The book is understated, yet powerful and challenging--a masterpiece of the photographer's art of composition and expression. Presented in nonchronological order, yet arranged to provide links and parallels in posture and facial likenesses, familiar icons easily mix with anonymous subjects: a very young Truman Capote in crumpled T-shirt, on the brink of literary fame; a very old Colette, who retains her inquisitorial gaze; Matisse with his birds; Sartre with his pipe; Igor Stravinsky, astonishingly similar in 1946 and 1967; a beaming Che Guevara. There are also group portraits of unknowns, but none the less resonant for that: besuited men in 1950s Iran, tribespeople from Kashmir, prostitutes in Mexico, the women of southern Spain, dressed eternally in black. As the art historian E.H. Gombrich comments in his introduction to TOte a TOte, in these portraits Cartier-Bresson moved significantly away from the received techniques of the "society" photographer. Instead, he "always preferred to lie in wait for the telling moment." --Catherine Taylor, Amazon.co.uk  
  
 
  
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Cartier-Bresson is well known as a master of portrait photography, a visual detective unraveling the mystery of people by revealing so much in his images. Whether his gift is the conscious convergence of people, environments, and light or an amazing coincidence of these elements when he is present, his work is familiar, even comforting. These portraits are how we think of Sartre, Picasso, Sontag, and others. Cartier-Bresson also captures anonymous people who present themselves to his camera with... read more
 
  
 
  

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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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