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Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art - CARTIER-BRESSON Henri MONTIER Jean-P - 1996. 
1996 - (CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri) MONTIER, Jean-Pierre. Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art. (London): Thames and Hudson, (1996). Folio, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $2200.First edition of this serious evaluation of Cartier-Bresson's work as a whole, with 299 illustrations (ten in color), inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper, "pour for Nicholas [Glass], TrÃ¨s, very cordialement, En rit Ca Bre." Autograph release form on yellow legal paper laid in, regarding rights to a television interview of Cartier-Bresson, initialed by him: "J'ai parlÃ© a Channel Fo[u]r avec Mr. Nicholas [Glass] et c'est tout En rit, alias HCB, la 5.2.2000.""Cartier-Bresson has a special interest in photographing people and in capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen. He is famous for his theory of the "decisive moment"" that is seizing the split second when the subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect". He ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of [the 20th] century" (Blodgett, 96). This formal evaluation of Cartier-Bresson's life and work by art historian Jean-Pierre Montier provides insight into the various philosophies that inform his art. The accompanying hand-written release form from Channel 4 News, regarding the exclusive transmission of an interview of Cartier-Bresson by Nicholas Glass, is endorsed by HCB. The book is also inscribed to Glass.Inner hinges expertly repaired. A fine copy, inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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