Henri Cartier-Bresson : The Modern Century - the exhibition catalogue from MoMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Henri Cartier-Bresson : The Modern Century

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. Released to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographers life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bresson's career through 300 photographs divided into twelve chapters.

While many of his most famous pictures are included, a great number of images will be unfamiliar even to specialists. A wide-ranging essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum, offers an entirely new understanding of Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art. Also included are detailed chronologies of the photographer's professional travels and his picture stories as they appeared in magazines.

  • Author: Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography, MoMA
  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Date published:  April 2010
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500543917