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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Photographer Hardcover – October 21, 1992

ISBN-13: 978-0821219867 ISBN-10: 0821219863 Edition: Subsequent

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Bulfinch; Subsequent edition (October 21, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821219863
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821219867
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 11.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,040,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 - August 3, 2004) is perhaps the greatest photographer of the twentieth century. In a career spanning over sixty years, he has used his camera as an impassive and neutral third eye to capture the vagaries of human behaviour and to produce some of the most memorable and compelling photographs ever published.

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Beautiful images to inspire!
K. E. S.
The book contains 155 images presented in a good large format perfect for viewing.
W. C. Spangler
The book has a collective n interesting in photographic.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By W. C. Spangler on September 12, 2007
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Excellent!! Cartier-Bresson has got to be among the top 2 or 3 photographers in history. The book contains 155 images presented in a good large format perfect for viewing. You get all of the details. I can sit for hours slowly moving from photo to photo. I am a photographer. This book is teaching me so much about the decisive moment and moods as related to photography. I cannot say enough about the book. Every person interested in photography should have and study this book!!
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 17, 1998
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This is a beautiful book of duotones of Cartier-Bresson's work. It features the most famous photographs Henri has ever photographed and because it was excellently printed, you can truly feel the images with such intensity. This is a definite book to own if you love Henri's work.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By bruce horner on August 28, 2000
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THE Cartier-Bresson book to own. The reproductions are high-quality and large, the selection is superb, the book is made to last. Almost all my favorites are here. In short, worth the high price. He always deserved a book like this.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Hiram Gomez Pardo HALL OF FAME on August 22, 2008
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Our affective and existential memory not only has been not only enhanced, but enriched in sum grade due the photography in a good portion of its nature, and being the memory the human form of the time, Cartier-Bresson knew to achieve and freeze the actuality to become eternity.

We are commemorating the first centenary of the birth of this giant of the photography. Looking Cartier-Bresson's work we use to remind that admirable sentence of Renoir. " We should remind that a field of wheat painted by Van Gogh can arouse a stronger emotion than a field of wheat in nature."

The astonishing atmosphere displayed around every single picture of this genius of the lens arouses that authentic sensitivity, artistic conviction and supreme commitment that signed his life.

That book is by far one of the most excel and must-have references to keep in mind him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Wright on December 12, 2012
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Probably the best HCB book I have seen. Good coverage of his work in many stages. I would have appreciated having the title and date next to the picture instead of in a separate list at the back of the book, but it would be a bit churlish to drop a star for that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. E. S. on May 2, 2012
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Beautiful images to inspire! As a photographer myself, I love to see other photographer's vision while refining my own. ALthough my favorite subjects are mainly rural here in Montana, one can always learn from a master. Highly recommend!
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I thought there would be more reviews about something this good.
So many photographers and so few want to invest in lessons from a master?

I bought it as a Christmas present for myself. (I had seen plenty of HCB on the web and wanted a closer look.)
The book has
1. Large duotones in a sturdy binding.
2. A high percentage of the shots I wanted a closer look at.(which I presume means his more popular ones.)

Since Christmas 2012, the price has gone up from $75 to $105. I'd still buy it.
So, in a phrase: Expensive but more than worth it.
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By Adrian Bolboceanu on November 16, 2012
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What could be said in favor of Henry Cartier-Bresson else that what was already said? The man was a legend and every word about his genius was already spoken, written or thought along the ages thus all commentaries are unnecessary!
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