First published in 1979 by Robert Delpire and republished several times since, this large-format book brings together a selection of 155 photographs, which are among Henri Cartier-Bresson’s best. The preface is by the writer and university professor Yves Bonnefoy, who thus sums up Cartier-Bresson’s work very poetically: “No one perceives relationships of form and animates proportions like he does; like an arrow hitting the bull’s-eye. This could lead one to think that he privileges these relationships and proportions, and even detaches them from other aspects of the scene to make for a consequently very Occidental construction of a beauty of the Intelligible—which would be equivalent to surfacing from the eddies of chance like a roll of the dice that turns up with a double six.”
Size: 11 2/3 x 11 3/4"
Publisher: Delpire (Paris, 1979), "Henri Cartier Bresson Photographer", Delpire for the International Center of Photography (Paris, 1979)