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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer Hardcover – 28 Sep 1992
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About the Author
Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of this century's leading photographers and his exciting career has profoundly influenced the field. His earliest images are of Europe in the 1930s and 40s; he later traveled throughout the world, to the United States, India, Japan, China, Mexico, the Soviet Union, to frame the world with his camera. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I wanted to see HCB most iconic photographs in a good sized book with great print quality and unobtrusive page layout.
After some investigation I concluded that this is the perfect book: the choice of photographs is excellent, the print and general quality of the book is flawless and I love how the minimalistic page layout doesn't interfere with the images (it also doesn't have any double-paged photographs).
The other books I've been looking were:
- "The Decisive Moment" - it seems a great collectors item with early HCB work, but obviously it's not the most complete book.
- "The man, the image & the world: A retrospective" - a affordable paperback good format book. The work selection has some iconic photos but focuses also on some inedit images. I didn't like the page layout, it has many pages with groups of reduced photos. The price of this one is tempting but since this book isn't hard to find on stores so I recommend to see it before buying.
- "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century" - the most recent HCB work compilation. The general quality is great but it is very biased on showing inedit work. It might be the perfect book to complement "Henri Cartier Bresson: Photographer".
This book is a must have to any HCB admirer. It's not the most affordable but the prices might be starting to raise, so it's better to get one now before it becomes a rare collectors item.
Having said that the book was worth the wait of around two years. Biased I may be as a follower of HCB's work but both the production and selection of pictures are excellent. Most I have seen/own before but there are still some 'new' gems and the quality of the printing has not suffered in this older, used version. Recommended if you can get it for less than the ridiculous prices being asked by some sellers.
The US version of this stunning tome sports a poo-brown jacket with a 70's style red letraset font.
But, I forgive this misdemeanour, for the book is a most joyous celebration of that most brilliant of photographers. Along with a recent acquisition of Eugene Atget's catalogue (in book form I hasten to add), this new addition to my library exhibits a lustrous catalogue of duo-tone plates (hand picked by the maestro himself, no less)and I think should be buried with me when I too shuffle off this mortal coil.
Until that day I will luxuriate in this splendidly printed treasure trove of wondrous images.
I have exhausted all my superlatives!
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