Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

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By (author) Clement Cheroux, By (author) Alain Seban

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 256mm x 302mm x 40mm | 2,660g
  • Publication date: 29 April 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500544301
  • ISBN 13: 9780500544303
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (black and white, and colour)
  • Sales rank: 37,571

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This lavishly illustrated monograph published to accompany Frances first major retrospective since the photographers death in 2004 traces Cartier-Bresson's development as a photographer, activist, journalist and artist. In addition to some of Cartier-Bresson's best-known photographs, included here are many seldom seen or unpublished images and some rarities in colour as well as black-and-white. From his earliest photographs in Paris in the 1920s and Africa in the 1930s, Cartier-Bresson's capacity to conjure coherence and harmony out of a chaotic world appears effortless and innate a deep-centred attitude rather than a merely learned technique. His observations of the effects of poverty and revolution around the world led directly to his pioneering photojournalism and to his co-founding of Magnum Photos. He became renowned for his penetrating portraits of the most prominent figures of his time, becoming, in the words of his biographer Pierre Assouline, the eye of the century.

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Includes many less familiar and previously unpublished photographs; rare color work; a sampling of drawings, paintings and collages; and numerous portraits of the notoriously camera-shy Frenchman. . . .The Cartier-Bresson that emerges from Cheroux s text is a fuller and more accessible personality than has heretofore been revealed. "