Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Modern Century

  • Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson,Peter Galassi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500543917
  • Category: Photography, Artistic
  • Page: 376
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Henri Cartier-Bresson (19082004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. Released to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, 'Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century' is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographers life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bressons career through 300 photographs divided into twelve chapters.While many of his most famous pictures are included, a great number of images will be unfamiliar even to specialists. A wide-ranging essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum, offers an entirely new understanding of Cartier-Bressons extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art. The extensive supporting material featuring detailed chronologies of the photographers professional travels and his picture stories as they appeared in magazines will revolutionize the study of Cartier-Bressons work.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the early work

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Henri Cartier-Bresson, the early work

Henri Cartier-Bresson, the early work

  • Author: Peter Galassi,Henri Cartier-Bresson,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 151
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Henri Cartier-Bresson. by Clment Chroux

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Henri Cartier-Bresson. by Clment Chroux

Henri Cartier-Bresson. by Clment Chroux

  • Author: Clément Chéroux
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 159
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Henri Cartier-Bresson's photography came to define the 20th century. This book tells his life story through his images: all the major events from his youth to his death in 2004 are described, contextualized and analysed in the light of his photographic work. From his early encounters with the Surrealists, his film work and his experiences in the SecondWorldWar, to the development of his own personal aesthetic, the concept of the 'decisive moment', and the foundation of Magnum Photos, his influence on the world has been profound and unforgettable.

20th Century Photographers

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20th Century Photographers

20th Century Photographers

Interviews on the Craft, Purpose, and the Passion of Photography

  • Author: Grace Schaub
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1317554043
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 282
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This book is a compilation of interviews and essays that cover a broad range of photographers and photographic disciplines. Each photographer profiled made a living by concentrating on a specific aspect of the craft, but in doing so transcended their livelihood to become recognized for more than the type of images they created. Each had a distinct "style," creative approach, dedication to the craft, point of view about themselves and the world. These interviews were conducted during a seminal period in the shift from film to digital and from print reproduction to global distribution on the Internet. Just like their photographs continue to inspire today, now these pros’ words can live on as an invaluable reference for the photographers of the future. The truth and wisdom in this collection transcend time and technology.

Getting the Picture

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Getting the Picture

Getting the Picture

The Visual Culture of the News

  • Author: Jason Hill,Vanessa R. Schwartz
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472566645
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 320
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Powerful and often controversial, news pictures promise to make the world at once immediate and knowable. Yet while many great writers and thinkers have evaluated photographs of atrocity and crisis, few have sought to set these images in a broader context by defining the rich and diverse history of news pictures in their many forms. For the first time, this volume defines what counts as a news picture, how pictures are selected and distributed, where they are seen and how we critique and value them. Presenting the best new thinking on this fascinating topic, this book considers the news picture over time, from the dawn of the illustrated press in the nineteenth century, through photojournalism's heyday and the rise of broadcast news and newsreels in the twentieth century and into today's digital platforms. It examines the many kinds of images: sport, fashion, society, celebrity, war, catastrophe and exoticism; and many mediums, including photography, painting, wood engraving, film and video. Packed with the best research and full colour-illustrations throughout, this book will appeal to students and readers interested in how news and history are key sources of our rich visual culture.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set

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Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 3-Volume Set

  • Author: Lynne Warren
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135205434
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 2042
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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography explores the vast international scope of twentieth-century photography and explains that history with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary manner. This unique approach covers the aesthetic history of photography as an evolving art and documentary form, while also recognizing it as a developing technology and cultural force. This Encyclopedia presents the important developments, movements, photographers, photographic institutions, and theoretical aspects of the field along with information about equipment, techniques, and practical applications of photography. To bring this history alive for the reader, the set is illustrated in black and white throughout, and each volume contains a color plate section. A useful glossary of terms is also included.

Making Strange

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Making Strange

Making Strange

The Modernist Photobook in France

  • Author: Kim Sichel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0300246188
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 224
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A richly illustrated look at some of the most important photobooks of the 20th century France experienced a golden age of photobook production from the late 1920s through the 1950s. Avant-garde experiments in photography, text, design, and printing, within the context of a growing modernist publishing scene, contributed to an outpouring of brilliantly designed books. Making Strange offers a detailed examination of photobook innovation in France, exploring seminal publications by Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Pierre Jahan, William Klein, and Germaine Krull. Kim Sichel argues that these books both held a mirror to their time and created an unprecedented modernist visual language. Sichel provides an engaging analysis through the lens of materiality, emphasizing the photobook as an object with which the viewer interacts haptically as well as visually. Rich in historical context and beautifully illustrated, Making Strange reasserts the role of French photobooks in the history of modern art.

Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alberto Giacometti

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Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alberto Giacometti

Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alberto Giacometti

  • Author: Tobia Bezzola
  • Publisher: Scalo Publishers
  • ISBN: 9783908247852
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
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Henri Cartier-Bresson and Alberto Giacometti became friends in the mid-1930s in Paris. Both were seeking a way out of Surrealism that would lead them back to reality. Giacometti returned to life studies; Cartier-Bresson exchanged his brush for a camera. The content of this volume revolves around the many mutual resonances in the work of these two great artists.~The book opens with photographs of Giacometti taken by Cartier-Bresson over a period of three decades. The inner workings of the artists' friendship is illuminated by a comparison between their respective work as draughtsmen, their search for the "decisive moment," and the question of how the photographs of one and the paintings and drawings of the other are used in portraiture. The result is a unique encounter between two giants of 20th-century art and photography.~In his in-depth essay, Tobia Bezzola, curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich, not only follows the traces of this exceptional friendship with accuracy, but also places their work and visual dialogue within the frame of the history of Surrealist and modern art.~This book is produced in collaboration with Henri-Cartier Bresson, the Alberto Giacometti Foundation, and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris.

The Waking Dream

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The Waking Dream

The Waking Dream

Photography's First Century : Selections from the Gilman Paper Company Collection

  • Author: Maria Morris Hambourg
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • ISBN: 0870996622
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 384
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Essays by Maria Morris Hambourg and Pierre Apraxine after critical overviews of each of the six chapters, and carefully researched texts by members of the staff of the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum, enlivened by often surprising and entertaining vignettes, clarify the historical context of the photographs. Unusual attention has been given to the production of the plates, which were executed under the supervision of the innovative and highly regarded photographer and master printer Richard Benson.

Augenblick

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Augenblick

Augenblick

The Concept of the 'Decisive Moment' in 19th- and 20th-Century Western Philosophy

  • Author: Koral Ward
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317177401
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 208
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Augenblick, meaning literally 'In the blink of an eye', describes a 'decisive moment' in time that is both fleeting yet momentously eventful, even epoch-makingly significant. In this book Koral Ward investigates the development of the concept into one of the core ideas in Western existential philosophy alongside such concepts as anxiety and individual freedom. Ward examines the whole extent of the idea of the 'decisive moment', in which an individual's entire life-project is open to a radical reorientation. From its inception in Kierkegaard's works to the writings of Jaspers and Heidegger, she draws on a vast array of sources beyond just the standard figures of 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy, finding ideas and examples in photography, cinema, music, art, and the modern novel.