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Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art
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], Très, 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 parlé 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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