126 black and white gravure reproductions. One of the holy grails of photobook collecting, containing images chosen from the whole of Cartier-Bresson's career prior to the 1950s. As Martin Parr and Gerry Badger write in The Photobook: A History, vol. 1 this renowned volume is more than a monograph; it has overriding unifying factors that elevate it into a great photobook.The first is the concept of the'decisive moment' itself, which defines the elegance of Cartier-Bresson's imagery: the instant when all the elements in the picture-frame come together to make the perfect image--not the peak of action necessarily, but the formal peak.... The Decisive Moment is one of the greatest of all photobooks.
A good minus copy of a notoriously fragile book. Boards show some scuffing, soiling and scratches. A portion of the backstrip is present and that piece is just barely attached. Foxing and some tanning to boards.Internally, foxing to the pastedowns, endpapers and title page. Foxing to the fore edges. Binding is still basically sound, if a bit shaken. Slight bow to the book. A wonderful and rare book printed in gorgeous gravure.
The item "Henri Cartier Bresson The Decisive Moment Original 1952 HC Caption Booklet" is in sale since Monday, April 2, 2012. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "hmxa15a" and is located in Island Park, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.