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The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers 
 
  
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Hardcover 
112 pages 
Aperture 
Published 1999 
  
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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 captured by his landmark 1952 essay "The Decisive Moment," contained here, probably the most poetically instructive evocation of the field photographer's art yet written. This is a useful and important title from one of the defining sets of eyes in the cumulative visual record of the 20th century. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.DDouglas F. Smith, Oakland P.L., CA  
  
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"Among the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, a founder of Magnum Photos and the man responsible for the term "the decisive moment," Henri Cartier-Bresson is also a sharply insightful critic and observer."--BOOK JACKET. "The Mind's Eye is the first compilation of his writings on photography, some of which have appeared sporadically in books and journals over the past forty-five years but have never been available in a single volume. Several of the texts have never before... read more  
  
 
  
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The first compilation of writings by a master of photography.  
  
 
  
One of the leading lights in photography of the twentieth century, Henri Cartier-Bresson is also a shrewd observer and critic. His writings on photography and photographers, which have appeared sporadically over the past forty-five years, are gathered here for the first time. Several have never before appeared in English. 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, which ring with the same immediacy and visual intensity that he brings to his photography. Now ninety years old, Cartier-Bresson remains as direct and insightful as ever in his writings. His commentary on photographer friends he has known-including Robert Capa, Andr Kertsz, Ernst Haas, and Sarah Moon-reveal the impassioned and compassionate vision for which Cartier-Bresson is beloved.  
  
 
  
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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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