Henri Cartier-Bresson (French
Lot 124
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004) Images à la Sauvette 37 x 27.5cm (14 9/16 x 10 13/16in).
Sold for £720 (US$ 1,168) inc. premium

Lot Details
Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004)
Images à la Sauvette
Pub. Verve, Paris, 1952. 1st Edition. 126 black and white photographic reproductions, unpaginated. Introduction and notes on the plates in French. Original illustrated paper boards designed by Henri Matisse.
37 x 27.5cm (14 9/16 x 10 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Parr, M. & Badger, G., The Photobook: A History (Volume I) (London: Phaidon, 2004), pp.208-9

    'The Decisive Moment is a monograph of Cartier-Bresson's best work, but it has overriding unifying factors that elevate it into a great photobook. The first is the concept of the "decisive moment" itself, which defines the elegance of Cartier-Bresson's imagery: the instant when all the elements in the picture-frame come together to make the perfect image.. No one achieved it more often or better, but allied with it was Cartier-Bresson's thoroughly cleareyed view of the world - astute, non-sentimental, beautiful, profound..'
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