The Decisive Moment
The Decisive Moment

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. The Decisive Moment.

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CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. The Decisive Moment. New York, Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris, 1951.

Folio. Publisher's paper-covered boards, printed in four colours to a design by Henri Matisse; pp. [xvi], with 126 leaves of photogravure plates, [12]; previous owner's blind-stamp on final fly-leaf; caption booklet loosely inserted; no dust-wrapper; backstrip slightly yellowed with tearing to hinges and spine; light marks on boards; a bright, clean copy.
First edition. 'This book, with a cover designed and executed especially for it by Henri Matisse, is a selection of 126 photographs from the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson. The French edition by Verve and the American edition by Simon Schuster (The Decisive Moment) were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The engraving and the printing are the work of the Master printers Draeger Freres of Paris' (colophon).

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