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Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

Cartier-Bresson Henri


Editeur - Casa editrice

Thames & Hudson

 

  Asia
India
India

Città - Town - Ville

London

Pagine - Pages

128

Titolo originale

Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

Lingua originale

Lingua - language - langue

eng

Ristampa - Réédition - Reprint

Thames & Hudson

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Henri Cartier-Bresson in India

Henri Cartier-Bresson in India Henri Cartier-Bresson in India  

"Striking images of a land renowned for its contradictions and variety as viewed by one of the great artists of our century."--"Houston Post"
Henri Cartier-Bresson's record of his fascination with India over half a lifetime contains the very best of his photographs of that country. Beginning in 1947 at the time of Independence and produced during six extended visits over a twenty-year period, these beautiful, dramatic images are shaped by an eye and a mind legendary for their intelligent empathy and for going to the heart of the matter.
Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary gifts of observation and his famous "mantle of invisibility," as well as his good connections with Jawaharlal Nehru and others, allowed him to capture the quintessence of India. His pictures of Hindus in refugee camps after the Partition or beggars in Calcutta speak with the same passion and authority as those of the Maharaja of Baroda's sumptuous birthday celebrations or of the Mountbattens on the steps of Government House. Ample space is given to his famous reportages, such as the astonishing sequence on the death and cremation of Gandhi. But above all, it is the apparently ordinary faces and scenes from market, temple, or countryside that have the power to put us in direct touch with the spirit of a country and its people. 105 duotone illustrations.

 


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Le XXe siècle a été celui de l’image.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, photographe, né en 1908, est l'oeil d'un siecle.
Raconter sa vie décrypter son œuvre, c’est d’abord écrire l’histoire d’un regard.

En déambulant dans son siècle, le regard de ce promeneur lucide a saisi la fascination de l’Afrique des années 1920, croisé les destins tragiques des républicains espagnols, accompagné la Libération de Paris, capté la lassitude de Gandhi quelques heures avant son assassinat et témoigné de la victoire des communistes chinois.

Henri Cartier-Bresson fut aussi l’assistant de Jean Renoir pour trois films majeurs - un artiste qui se veut artisan et qui fonde néanmoins Magnum, la plus prestigieuse des agences de photo. C’est encore celui qui a fixé les traits de ses contemporains, Mauriac en lévitation mystique, Giacometti, Sartre, Faulkner ou Camus, et tant d’autres saisis à l’instant décisif, autant de portraits pour l’éternité.

Pierre Assouline
Henri Cartier-Bresson, l’œil du siècle, aux éditions Folio / Gallimard.