Europeans

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Thames & Hudson, 1999 - Europe - 231 pages
In this moving collection of images, exhibited to great acclaim at the Hayward Gallery in 1998, the celebrated photographer has recorded what it means to be European. Spanning the years from the late 1920s to the early 1990s, his photographs speak of the ongoing business of living for people across Europe, whether Polish priests or Abruzzi peasants. With his remarkable ability to capture the fragile reality of European life, Henri Cartier-Bresson once again underscores his reputation as one of the 20th century’s most influential and original photographers.

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About the author (1999)

Henri Carrier-Bresson studied painting in the 1920s & committed himself to photography in the early 1930s. In 1940 he was captured & imprisoned by the Germans before escaping to join the Paris underground. In 1947 he was one of the founders of the photography agency Magnum. His work is featured in the collections of several of the world's most prominent museums.

Ecrivain, historien de l art, ancien directeur du musee Picasso, Jean Clair a organise des expositions thematiques qui ont fait reference comme - L Europe symboliste -, - L Ame au corps: arts et sciences, 1793-1993 - et -Melancolie: genie et folie en Occident -. Il est l auteur d ouvrages polemiques et d essais celebres pour leur precision ou leur qualite litteraire comme Court traite des sensations (2002); Balthus: catalogue raisonne de l uvre complet (1999); Meduse: contribution a une anthropologie des arts visuel (1989); Paradoxe sur le conservateur: de la modernite concue comme une religion (1988).

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