“A SEARCH FOR THE HARMONY AND BALANCE MANIFESTED IN ALL EVENTS”: CARTIER-BRESSON’S IN INDIA, 2001
CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. In India. (London): Thames & Hudson, (2001). Oblong quarto, original illustrated stiff paper wrappers. $50.
Later edition in English, based on the 1985 Paris exhibit of Cartier-Bresson’s images of India, with 105 full-page duotones. From the collection of noted photographer Peter Turnley.
“Regarded by the French as a national treasure, mentioned as a touchstone in almost every article in the popular photographic press, emulated by legions of photographers, Cartier-Bresson has delighted and informed millions with his photographs” (Claude Cookman). First published in a soft-bound English edition in 1993, this critical monograph is based on the 1985-86 exhibition at the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris. Cartier-Bresson’s images of India reflect his continual “search for the harmony and balance manifested in all events; he photographed to find the ‘transcendent’ order that links all cultures, all nations, and all historical moments” (Roth, 20). From the collection of Peter Turnley, acclaimed photojournalist for Newsweek, Life and Harper’s Magazine, who has covered “almost every important international news event of the last 15 years” (New York Times). Owner signature.
A fine copy.