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Book "The Decisive Moment", Steidl, 2014

Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Decisive Moment

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson (auteur)
  • Steidl (editeur)
  • October, 2014 (parution)
  • ISBN 978-3-86930-788-6
  • 158 pages
  • 98 euros

The Decisive Moment—originally called Images à la Sauvette—is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson’s best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse.

The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist’s humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson’s photography has become part of the world’s collective memory.

This new publication is a meticulous facsimile of the original book. It comes with an additional booklet containing an essay on the history of The Decisive Moment by Centre Pompidou curator Clément Chéroux. From January 11th to April 23rd 2017, the Fondation HCB presented an exhibition entirely dedicated to Cartier-Bresson’s famous publication, Images à la sauvette.

 

Photographs
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Cover
Henri Matisse

Texts
Text by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Texts by Richard L. Simon

27,4 x 37 cm
126 photographs

 

More Information on the Exhibition « Images à la Sauvette »

 

Available in both French and English 

Shipments to Europe only.

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