"THE WORLD OF HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON" par Henri CARTIER-BRESSON. Editions The Viking Press, New York. 1968. in-4 carré, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée titrée. Non paginé. Texte en anglais illustré de 210 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc, pleine page pour la plupart et certaines en double page, d'Henri Cartier-Bresson. Remarque : quelques traces sur le bas des dix dernières pages, n'altérant pas les illustrations. "In my view photography has not changed since its origins, except in technical aspects, and these are not my major preoccupation. Photography is an instantaneous operation, both sensory and intellectual - an expression of the world in visual terms, and also a perpetual quest and interrogation. It is at one and the same time the recognition of a fact in a fraction of a second and the rigorous arrangement of the forms visually perceived which give to that fact expression and significance. The chief requirement is to be fully involved in this reality which we delineate in the viewfinder. The camera is to some extent a sort of notebook for recording sketches made in time and space, but it is also an admirable instrument for seizing upon life as it presents itself. Without the participation of intuition, sensibility, and understanding, photography is nothing. All these faculties must be closely harnessed, and it is then that the capture of a rare picture becomes a real physical delight..."Henri Cartier-Bresson, February 22, 1968.
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