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|Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art |
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Montier's doctoral thesis makes up the text of this important book, which is part biography, part catalog, and part critical explication. The text, supplemented with images of Cartier-Bresson's nonphotographic work, shows the varied sides of the photographer. But we don't really need to see the paintings and drawings of Cartier-Bresson. Thankfully, Montier keeps his primary interest on the delightful and usually surprising moments that Cartier-Bresson captures. What seems like a chaotic cluster of disparate people engaged in various activities is an instant when all this mayhem came into the viewfinder for Cartier-Bresson. The "Artless Art" of the title is the capturing of reality, honoring it, giving us long moments to enjoy it, and coming away thinking that the instant recorded was full of aesthetic delight. Recommended for general collections.?David Bryant, New Canaan P.L., Ct.
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So perfectly do Cartier-Bresson's eloquently trenchant photographs capture the paradoxes and stark, unexpected beauty of life in this convulsive century, many have attained the status of icons, but these oft-reproduced treasures represent only a fraction of his vast and varied oeuvre. Not only have many of his photographs gone unpublished, but few aspects of his determinedly independent life have been sensitively analyzed. Montier corrects both of these deficiencies with the help of... read more
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