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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Scrapbook Ever Made..?
In 1946 having presumed Henri Cartier-Bresson dead, a posthumous exhibition of his work was prepared in New York. Henri, upon finding out this amusing mistake, arrived in New york with a scrapbook containing 300 of his favourite images. He presented this to the gallery as a suggestion for his retrospective exhibition. The above gives insight into why, despite it being...
Published on 8 Jun 2007 by D. Toyne

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3.0 out of 5 stars A passion for photography
A masterpiece, but you need to be very interested in Cartier Bresson to not just leave it lying around on the coffee table...A beautiful gift for passionate photographers
Published on 29 Jan 2009 by Silvia Barettini


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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Scrapbook Ever Made..?, 8 Jun 2007
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D. Toyne "DEviaNT" (Manchester, UK) - See all my reviews
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In 1946 having presumed Henri Cartier-Bresson dead, a posthumous exhibition of his work was prepared in New York. Henri, upon finding out this amusing mistake, arrived in New york with a scrapbook containing 300 of his favourite images. He presented this to the gallery as a suggestion for his retrospective exhibition. The above gives insight into why, despite it being difficult to show anything new about such a celebrated photographer, this book is still unique.

Thames Hudson along with the Foundation Cartier-Bresson, have lovingly restored this facsimile of Henri Cartier-Bresson's famous scrapbook down to the smallest detail. The result is a fresh and new look at Cartier-Bresson

This huge beautifully bound volume gives a unique insight into what Cartier-Bresson himself thought was his best work. It also shows the context in which he chose to put it. Additonal information is provided by a wonderfully written forward by Martine Franck an introduction by Agnes Sire and an essay by Michel Frizot

In summary this book is a thing of beauty and a wonderful glimpse into the world of one of photography's true greats. It's also a book I fully expect to visit again and again. If you are an afficionado of Bresson you will still find this book a valuable addition to your library. If you have never been introduced to Henri Cartier-Bresson then this book will knock your socks off.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and beautiful, 7 Feb 2009
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What a great buy. This was a Christmas present for my mum, who's a mad keen photographer and loves the Magnum Photographers. This scrap book is HUGE, it should be called a scrap tome! Its pages are gorgeous and glossy, the cover looks the business and everything within it is arranged beautifully, with plenty of fascinating reading for those interested in doing more than just look at the pictures. An excellent, informative and attractive book. If you or anyone you know is serious about photography, buy this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good gift and perfect coffee table fodder!, 14 Aug 2009
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S. Jeffery (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Henri Cartier-Bresson/Scrapbook (Hardcover)
I bought this as a gift for someone else but wanted to keep it! I loved the binding that made it appear as though it was an old fashioned leather bound book. It contains a fair amount of text as compared to some other Cartier-Bresson books but is all v interesting. I liked the story that the book was allegedly produced when a US gallery requested to put on a post-humous retrospective of C-B's work (he wasn't dead). He was apparently so amused/incensed that he put together a scrapbook for them and wrote assuring them he was alive but they were welcome to do the exhibition anyway. May be true who knows!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take the time to read the text, 17 Nov 2010
This review is from: Henri Cartier-Bresson/Scrapbook (Hardcover)
This is a great insight into Cartier-Bresson and his work. It is a large book and heavy but it feels like looking through a family photo album, in as much that it is a revealation. This is not for the faint hearted - I dip into it whenever I want to read about the journey behind the work and see some beautiful photographs, that were made simply.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A passion for photography, 29 Jan 2009
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Silvia Barettini (Como, Italy) - See all my reviews
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A masterpiece, but you need to be very interested in Cartier Bresson to not just leave it lying around on the coffee table...A beautiful gift for passionate photographers
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