HCB: The Decisive Moment Back in Print

Until now, if you wanted to get your hands on a copy of this sixty two year old book, you had to search through online marketplaces for a used copy - and chances were, if you found one, it would cost you $500 or more. While some of that "original printing" magic might be gone with a new copy, saving $400 may well be worth it. Recreated from the original book by publisher Steidl, they have taken every detail into account to create an exact copy. The only change over the original is an additional booklet with the history of The Decisive Moment by Clément Chéroux. It's 10x14" and 160 pages. Pre-order your copy of Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment ($92.98 USD w/free shipping) now! You will receive your book sometime after October 31st, 2014 when they start to ship.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment


The Decisive Moment originally titled Images à la Sauvette-is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory. This new publication is a meticulous facsimile of the original book. It comes with an additional booklet containing an essay on the history of The Decisive Moment by Centre Pompidou curator Clément Chéroux.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - The Decisive Moment