The Man, the Image & the World: A Retrospective

Henri Cartier-Bresson



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Original Title The Man, the Image & the World: A Retrospective
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The Man, the Image & the World: A Retrospective by Henri Cartier-Bresson. First edition (2003). First impression. Large format hardback in near fine condition. There is a newspaper cut out about Henri Cartier-Bresson loosely laid in. No internal markings. Pages clean, binding firm. General wear to dust jacket, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About The Man, The Image & The World: A Retrospective

So, Henri Cartier-Bresson is one of the finest image makers of our time. Born in 1908, he studied painting before embarking on a career in photography in the 1930s. Then, in 1940 he was captured by the Germans and spent three years in prisoner of war camps. Before escaping to join the Paris underground. With Robert Capa, David Seymour and also others, he founded the photographic agency Magnum in 1947. Since then his work has taken him all over the world – from Europe to India, Burma, Pakistan, China, Japan, Indonesia, Bali, Russia, the Middle East, Cuba, Mexico, the United States and Canada.

This new collection of work by Cartier-Bresson, created on the occasion of his 95th birthday, provides the ultimate retrospective look at a lifetime’s achievement. It includes his first photographs, a significant number of which have never been published. Also, rarely seen work from all periods of his life, classic photographs that have become icons of the medium, and a generous selection of drawings, paintings and film stills. The book also features personal souvenirs of Cartier-Bresson’s youth, his family and the founding of Magnum. His extraordinary images are shaped by an eye and a mind legendary for their intelligent empathy and for going to the heart of the matter. This definitive collection of a master photographer’s work will be an essential book for anyone interested in photography. Indeed, for anyone interested in the people, places and events of the last century.

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Weight 3 kg