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Henri Cartier-Bresson, un siècle moderne [French] [Library Binding]

Peter Galassi , Jean-François Allain

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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, early work by a master photographer 4 Aug 2006
By Andrew L. Raimist - Published on Amazon.com
I love this book. I have owned it for a long time, having purchased it more than 15 years ago. I ordered it without knowing terribly much about his work or the book itself.

The examples of his early work presented here are magnificent. The publication quality is very high. The book and the images within it are quite beautiful. It presents his earliest work using a Leica camera in Europe and Mexico. It includes some remarkable images that are not well known, including alternate versions of some of his most famous images. These series help to illuminate his working method and the aura of mystery he is able to distill within a single frame.

Many of these works explore concepts related to surrealism as well as documenting social conditions related to urban and rural poverty, middle-class rituals, unconventional behavior, and other scenes capturing people outside mainstream society.

The book is essentially an exhibition catalog from a show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The introductory essays are excellent and provide a great deal of personal and artistic background on Cartier-Bresson, including some early examples of his forays into painting.

I continue to return to this book repeatedly to revisit the images. I have posted a few photographs of Cartier-Bresson's work in my Flickr photostream, including several from this book. They can be viewed at [...].

The image that I have titled "Cartier-Bresson -- hair" is the photograph on the cover of the book.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in black and white photography, spontaneous shooting, the history of photography, or Cartier-Bresson's emergence from experimental photography into photojournalism.
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4.0 out of 5 stars early work from the master 6 July 2003
By William D. Tompkins - Published on Amazon.com
great images and biographical text by the editor of the photographer
if you are an admirer of bresson's work already then the reference material about his life is indispensable
5.0 out of 5 stars As expected 22 April 2014
By Albert Caballe Marimon - Published on Amazon.com
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The book arrived at the time expected. Cartier-Bresson is a legend and a reference for any professional, amateurs or professionals, and this book portraits an important part of his work. Despite used, the book condition is very good, so I'm really pleased with this purchase. As always, Amazon met my expectations.
4.0 out of 5 stars HENRI CARTIER BRESSON'S EARLY YEARS 6 Aug 2013
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