Henri Cartier-Bresson: Paris Revisited (Hardcover)

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By Ann de Mondenard (Text by), Agnès Sire (Text by)
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This remarkable book explores the key role Paris played in Henri Cartier-Bresson’s legendary artistic career, and the way he looked at the city he lived in—and loved.


Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) was "the eye of the 20th century" and one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers. Paris was his home, on and off, for most of his life and the photographs he took of the city and its people are some of his most recognizable and beloved images.


In this volume are 160 photographs taken from a career lasting more than fifty years. Mostly in black and white, this selection reveals the strong influence of pioneering documentary photographer Eugene Atget (1857–1927) on Cartier-Bresson, and the clear visual links with surrealism that infused his early pictures. After an apprenticeship with cubist painter André Lhote in 1932, Cartier-Bresson bought his first Leica, a small portable camera that allowed him to capture the movement and rhythms of daily life in Paris. Camera in hand, Cartier-Bresson observed the Liberation from the Nazis in August 1944 from close quarters and the civil disturbances of May 1968. For decades he also thrived in capturing native Parisians going about their lives in the city, as well as photographing celebrated artists, writers, politicians, and anonymous citizens.


This collection is not only a superb portrait of Paris in the twentieth century, but a testament to Cartier-Bresson’s skill as a supreme observer of human life.



About the Author


Anne de Mondenard is a photography historian and curator at the Muse´e Carnavalet.

Agne`s Sire has been the director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris since its creation in 2003.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780500545423
ISBN-10: 0500545421
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: August 10th, 2021
Pages: 224
Language: English

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