The Decisive Moment

by: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Facsimile reprint of the legendary 1952 book. Second printing, October 2015
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9783869307886

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Publisher's Description

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.

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160 + 48 booklet pages

Clothbound in slipcase
27.4 x 37 cm

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ISBN 13 9783869307886
Publisher Steidl
Signed Copy No
Date Published 2015
Binding Hardcover
Available for Pre-order? No