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Henri Cartier-Bresson (New Horizons)

Clément Chéroux


A concise introduction to the life and work of one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century

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Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photography came to define the 20th century. This book tells his life story through his images: all the major events from his youth to his death in 2004 are described, contextualized, and analysed in the light of his photographic work. From his early encounters with the Surrealists, his film work and his experiences in the Second World War, to the development of his own personal aesthetic, the concept of the ‘decisive moment’, and the foundation of Magnum Photos, his influence on the world has been profound and unforgettable.

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'New Horizons is a revolutionary series ... literally spectacular'
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'Great value … a thorough overview of [Bresson’s] own story'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 17.7 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 160 pp

Publication date: 24 November 2008

ISBN: 9780500301241

Contents List

Introduction: The Decisive Moment • 1. The Formative Years • 2. Life as a Reporter • 3. The Aesthetic of Henri Cartier-Bresson • 4. Reactions to His Work