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    Henri Cartier-Bresson - His Art - His Life

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    Henri Cartier-Bresson -- co-founder of the Magnum photo agency, among other things -- was and is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. Jean-Pierre Montier, author of Henri Cartier-Bresson. His art, his life. , is the first to undertake the arduous task of examining Cartier-Bresson's life and work and combining them into a unique standard work.

    This book is not an art book in the usual sense, it is Montier's dissertation and for this reason alone it resembles more of a scientific treatise than an ordinary biography. Anyone who might be put off should know that the text is demanding, but not incomprehensible or aloof. On the contrary: the man, the life and the oeuvre of Cartier-Bresson are subjected to a meticulous analysis in which no stone in the life of the great artist is left unturned. Political, historical, cultural and social connections are made clear using Cartier-Bresson's images and new, unexpected chains of events of the 20th century are revealed to the reader.

    Cartier-Bresson was and is an unconventional man. He traveled a lot - even before Magnum times - and was a rebel even as a small boy. Nothing has changed to this day. Known for his poetic, haunting photographs, for which the term "photojournalism" is almost an insult, Cartier-Bresson also devoted himself to painting, drawing and film. All of these different art forms are taken into account in this excellent book.

    299 images -- specially selected by Cartier-Bresson for this book --, a huge amount of text and Montier's attention to detail make this book a fascinating book that immerses readers in Cartier-Bresson's world. A world characterized by surrealism and poetry, by rebellion, curiosity and respect for people. --Sandra Neumaye

    ISBN: 3829600208
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    Publisher: Schirmer Moselle
    Language: de


    • Jean P Montier
    • Caroline Gutberlet

    Number of pages: 328

    Condition: Used - very good

    Execution: Paperback

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