In this moving collection of images, just published by Thames & Hudson, the celebrated photographer recorded what it meant 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 fragile reality of European life, Henri Cartier-Bresson once again under scores his reputation as one of the 20th century’s most influential and original photographers.
"Cartier-Bresson’s influence has been immense… he has been largely responsible for our sense of how modern life looks" – London Review of Books
The author, Jean Clair, was Director of the Picasso Museum for many years, and has been a member of the French Academy since 2008. Among the milestones of his long and productive career is a comprehensive catalogue of the works of Balthus.
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Europeans
By Jean Clair
Translated by Anthony Rudolf
Published by Thames & Hudson, London
Publication date: 20 June 2011
26.9 x 21.9cm - 232pp - 187 illustrations
Thames & Hudson