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The Decisive Moment: Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Éditions VERVE, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Éditions VERVE, New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: poor to vg. First edition. Folio. (16),126 plates, (10)pp. brochure. Illustrated dustjacket over illustrated paper-covered boards with black lettering on cover and spine, protected by modern mylar. Color drawing on cover and dj especially designed for this publication by Matisse. This volume contains a large sampling of Cartier-Bresson's best b/w photographs. Includes a text by the photographer about his philosophy of photography and art as well as a section on the technical aspects of photography. "Henri Cartier-Bresson carries his Leica camera with him at all times. He wanders through life looking for decisive moments - historical ones, emotional ones, beautiful ones. When the decisive moment arrives, he immediately composes the picture in the viewfinder of his camera and snaps the shutter. The results are some of the most memorable pictures of our time." (Simon & Schuster). 10 page brochure with captions to photographs laid-in. DJ with wear along edges, medium chips along edges, incl. one inch chip at top, small transparent tape affixed to top right corner, and, in lieu of missing spine, front and back cover of dj affixed to spine with transparent tape. DJ slightly age-toned. Spine itself is complete with tape affixed to hold dj covers, except for very small chip at tail of spine. Previous owner's name inked to free front endpaper. DJ in overall poor, binding in good+, interior and brochure in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 44486

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Published by Simon and Schuster (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Seller Inventory # 80756

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The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Published by Simon and Schuster/Editions Verve (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster/Editions Verve, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Folio. With original pictorial boards designed by Matisse. Lacking spine, edge worn. Mylar dust wrapper. Internally quite nice. Some staining to top corner of first few pages. 126 reproductions of Cartier-Bresson's photographs. Includes original captions booklet. "The Decisive Moment" originally titled "Images a 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. 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. Seller Inventory # 1903130002

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The Decisive Moment: Photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson.: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Published by Simon & Schuster, in Collaboration with Editions Verve Paris, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon & Schuster, in Collaboration with Editions Verve Paris, New York, 1952. Pictorial Paper Covered Boards. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Henri Matisse (illustrator). First Edition. Very Good, top 1" of backstrip missing, several small tears to gutters, lacking the dust jacket. Laid in, Fine as issued, is the 12-page pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions. A sound copy of this photography classic. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 006308

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The Decisive Moment: Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve, New York/Paris (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve, New York/Paris, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: fair. First Edition. Folio (14 1/2" by 10 7/8"). Unpaginated. 126 b/w photographs. Decorative boards with a three color design by Matisse which is repeated on the dust jacket. 12pp, Captions Booklet laid in.Backstrip tanned and beginning to separate at head else very good. Dust jacket is unevenly tanned with some tears to top edges. Spine section missing and front and back sections stabilized by the addition of a Brodart sleeve. Seller Inventory # 102

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Photography - Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon & Schuster / Verve, New York and Paris (1952)

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About this Item: Simon & Schuster / Verve, New York and Paris, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Folio size hardbound volume (over 13" tall). First US edition of this classic book in the field of 20th century photography. Cover designed by Henri Matisse. The book includes 126 striking black and white images. Introductory text by Cartier-Bresson. Caption booklet laid in, as called for. Slight darkening to spine color. Small chips at spine ends. Still very well-bound. A handsome very good copy overall. Remnants of the dustwrapper are laid-in, but essentially you are buying just the book and not the wrapper. Small prior owner initial in ink to the first endpaper. Roth 101, Parr and Padger etc etc. Seller Inventory # 28225

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PHOTOGRAPHY] CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI.

Published by New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952 (1952)

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About this Item: New York: Simon & Schuster, 1952, 1952. First Edition; American issue; published in cooperation with Verve, printed in France. Only a good copy; the caption booklet is laid in. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. Seller Inventory # 34796

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Published by Simon and Schuster, France (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster, France, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First. Large format photography book. Edges of the spine a little worn.Corners are also worn. Binding is good. Some discoloration to the cover due to age. Includes booklet of captions. Seller Inventory # 003181

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The Decisive Moment: Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon & Schuster, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon & Schuster, New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition. Folio. Complete with captions booklet. An amazing copy of this fragile book. With square corners and perfect backstrip with no gaps in signatures. In a price clipped jacket with a few small tears and minor wear. . P8. Seller Inventory # 82379

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The Decisive Moment: Cartier- Bresson, Henri

Cartier- Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster, New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cartier - Bresson, Henri ( book/jacket designed by Matisse ) (illustrator). 1st Edition. The first American edition, published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Verve Editions of Paris in 1952. Bound in publisher's white boards, illustrated by Matisse. The artwork is displayed on the dust jacket, as well. 126 of Cartier - Bresson's prints in black and white are reproduced in this volume; destined to be a landmark in photography upon its publication. Folio. With the captions booklet enclosed. Both the book and booklet bear a prior owner's signature. ( Stephen C. Rose ) A very good copy of the book, with a touch of toning to the spine. Dust jacket very good with light stain along the forward edge ( not carrying over to book ) and toning to the spine.One inch deep section of paper loss to head of spine. An extraordinary presentation of the photographer's work, may of his most memorable photos presented within. Shipping to United States only. Seller Inventory # 007201

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Editions VERVE of Paris, New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Very good condition. First edition. 126 stunning full page black and white photographs from around the world by the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), considered to be the founder of photojournalism, who developed the method of candid or street photography from which the expression "the decisive moment" derives. In his own words, "Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera." (Washington Post, 1957). At the rear of the folio is the following information on the production of the volume: "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 (Images a la Sauvette) and the American Edition by Simon and Schuster (The Decisive Moment), were conceived and composed by Teriade with the collaboration of Marguerite Lang. The engravings and printing is the work of the master printers Draeger Freres of Paris. It was completed the 22nd of July, 1952." Folio, 126 photographs, text, Index. White illustrated boards, designs by Henri Matisse. Spine toned, small 1 1/4" chip at head of spine, rear board very faintly toned. Small previous owner signature top of front free end paper. With the Captions brochure loosely inserted. OCLC: 6557867. Seller Inventory # 18514

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The Decisive Moment: Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. First American edition. In publisher's paper-covered boards decorated by Matisse, in a price-clipped dust jacket replicating design on boards, with captions book laid in. Good. Binding weak and fragile with pages pulling from binding, and with exposure to multiple hinges. Paper covered boards toned at the spine and edges, lightly worn at spine ends. The dust jacket is toned and lightly soiled, with spine joints completely reinforced with tape to the verso and occasionally to the front side as well, spine panel is toned and lightly water stained. A mediocre survival of a notoriously fragile book and dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 170918001

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Bresson, Henri Cartier

Published by Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Editions Verve of Paris, New York, 1952. Hardcover. First American edition. Unpaginated. Folio, 37 x 27.5. 126 full-page photographs with cover designed and executed by Henri Matisse. This the American edition from the French edition by Verve, "Images a La Sauvette." Engraving and printing by Draeger Freres, Paris. " The Decisive Moment" Captions laid-in. Considered the father of modern photojournalism, he used a 35 mm Leica camera, composing in the view finder, and what he saw you got -- no cropping or dark room manipulation. Clean, fresh copy, some cellotape repairs to spine. Orig. pictorial boards. Very good. Seller Inventory # 20000

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The Decisive Moment: Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. One of the most important photography books ever printed. Cartier-Bresson has selected 126 photos -at random, he assures us -as an expression of his selection of the decisive moment; the point at which the photographer destroys the coating of the film. With its dust-wrapper commissioned expressly from Matisse, this is the flower of mid-century photography books. Published jointly with Éditions Verve of Paris. With the original book of captions laid in. The front board splays a little, and the dust-wrapper is, as nearly always, rather toned, and a little chipped and torn at the peripheries. Still, a very good example of this epochal book. Seller Inventory # 600007

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THE DECISIVE MOMENT: Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve (1952)

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About this Item: Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952. FIRST EDITION. THE DECISIVE MOMENT, Simon & Schuster / Editions Verve, 1952, first edition, bottom 1/2 inch of spine chipped, 1/4 inch closed tear to the bottom of the front board, light wear and tear to the head of the spine, text block a bit loose, 2 small faint tape stains to each of the paste-downs, else a bright vg copy with the original caption booklet laid in as issued in a good to very good Matisse dust-wrapper repeating the design of the covers with some chipping to the base of the spine and other light wear and tear and soiling. Most certainly a cornerstone book in the building of a 20th century photography library. Seller Inventory # NF3270

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by New York: Simon and Schuster / Editions Verve of Paris. (1952)

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About this Item: New York: Simon and Schuster / Editions Verve of Paris., 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Size: 10 ¾ in. x 14 ½ in. Laid-in is a booklet listing the captions of the photos. Design printed paper over boards. The colophon: "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." Gift inscription in ink on front free end-paper: "Margaret H. Sherwin, Willoughby Ohio. From Peter and Brian, December 25th, 1952." Some of the paper surface of this sheet shows abrasion from the removal of cellophane tape. The upper and lower ends of the spine show chipping away of the paper and cardboard, ¼ inch to the top, ½ inch to the bottom. A damp-stain shows on the upper edge, and this has affected some pages at the front and at the back of the book. There is some spotting to the fore-edge. Spots on the rear panel. Weight is 4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. The scan shows the back cover. Seller Inventory # ABE-2084257471

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The Decisive Moment.: Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster, New York, 1952. First edition of Cartier-Bresson's classic work, with 126 photographs by "the Raphael of 20th-century photographers." Folio, original illustrated boards. With the captions booklet laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light expert restoration. Jacket design by Henri Matisse. "Cartier-Bresson has a special interest in photographing people and in capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen. He is famous for his theory of the 'decisive moment'-that is seizing the split second when the subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect? Today he ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century" (Blodgett, 96)--"the Raphael of 20th-century photographers" (Icons of Photography, 58). Decisive Moment is Cartier-Bresson's most famous work, containing his most comprehensive and important statement on the meaning, technique, and utility of photography. "The simultaneous publication [of this edition with Images a la Sauvette] in New York in July 1952, with a cover by Matisse (who had just had his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art) was a tremendous success" (Roth, 134). With extremely scarce dust jacket; separate caption pamphlet (rarely found) laid in. Parr & Badger I:208. Open Book, 154-5. Seller Inventory # 119636

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Decisive Moments: Bresson, Henri Cartier

Bresson, Henri Cartier

Published by Verve/Simon Schuster, Paris / New York (1952)

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About this Item: Verve/Simon Schuster, Paris / New York, 1952. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: without dj. Henri Cartier Bresson (illustrator). 1st. First Edition, First Printing: Hardcover in pictorial boards and dust jacket designed by Henri Matisse and very good 16 page captions booklet laid in. 126 full page black and white photographs printed in beautiful gravure. Binding loose - contact seller for pictures and more information. Seller Inventory # blb00101

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The Decisive Moment.: Cartier-Bresson (Henri.)

Cartier-Bresson (Henri.)

Published by Published in New York by Simon and Schuster, in Collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris. 1952 (1952)

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About this Item: Published in New York by Simon and Schuster, in Collaboration with Éditions Verve of Paris. 1952, 1952. Folio (11 x 14.5ins, 280 x 370mm) publisher's specially commissioned printed boards by Henri Matisse using his Cut Outs technique, backstrip slightly yellowed, a couple of small nicks to its top, otherwise very good and sound. Issued without wrappers. This issue in the English language has a pp 14 introduction discussing The Picture-Story, Composition, Color, Technique, and The Customers, with the descriptions to plates 1-63 bound-in together, and, separately, descriptions for plates 64-126, with (pp 3) A Technical Report to Photographers, and final publisher's leaf. Complete with the loose folio booklet repeating the Captions (intended to facilitate easy reference). A tiny amount of marginal foxing to preliminary leaves, otherwise a very good copy. Amounting to a manifesto of the photographic "Decisive Moment", this the First Edition, was published simultaneously in France as Images a la Sauvette. Images 1-63 from France (including his photographs of Bonnard, Matisse, Sartre) the US - Capote, Faulkener - Germany, UK, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Images 64 -126 Asia - Pakistan and India, Indonesia, Burma, Singapore, China - Bejing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nankin - and the Middle East - Egypt, Iran. Seller Inventory # 20002

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The Decisive Moment: CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri

Published by New York: Simon and Schuster (1952)

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About this Item: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First U.S. Edition. Folio. Caption booklet laid in. Boards and dust jacket designed by Matisse. 126 images, lusciously printed, of Cartier-Bresson's early work. Only few photobooks in history can match the influence of The Decisive Moment. Since its publication in 1952, it has remained one of the pillars of photography. (Parr / Badger, v1, 208-209; Roth 134-135). Tiny splits to the top of the fragile spine (as usual), boards lightly scuffed and worn; close to near fine in a close to near fine jacket, bright, with a chip at the head of the spine. Fresh presentable copy of a book usually encountered in subpar condition. Seller Inventory # 25679

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The Decisive Moment: Bresson, Henri

Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition (July, 1952 on copyright page), near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with the captions booklet laid in. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Seller Inventory # 1808004

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The decisive moment: Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Verve Editions, Paris, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon & Schuster in collaboration with Verve Editions, Paris, New York, 1952. First edition, folio, pp. 29, and 126 photographic illustrations (some double-page) on rectos and versos of 62 plates; dust jacket with 2 or 3 small black ink marks on front panel, and slight wear at edges, else generally a fine copy in original printed pictorial boards by Henri Matisse, repeated design on jacket. Laid in, as issued, is the 12-page pamphlet The Decisive Moment - Captions. Seller Inventory # 31664

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The Decisive Moment: CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri

CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri

Published by New York: Simon and Schuster (1952)

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About this Item: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. First U.S. Edition. Folio. Caption booklet laid in. Boards and dust jacket designed by Matisse. 126 images, lusciously printed, of Cartier-Bresson's early work. Only few photobooks in history can match the influence of "The Decisive Moment". Since its publication in 1952, it has remained one of the pillars of photography. (Parr / Badger, v1, 208-209; Roth 134-135; Open Book 154-155). Light shelf wear, hint of creasing along the fragile spine and at the spine ends; a brilliant, close to fine copy in a fine jacket, bright and crisp. Among the nicest copies I have handled. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Seller Inventory # 24587

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Cartier-Bresson, Henri

Published by Simon and Schuster, New York (1952)

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About this Item: Simon and Schuster, New York, 1952. First edition of Cartier-Bresson's classic work, with 126 photographs by "the Raphael of 20th-century photographers." Folio, original illustrated boards. Association copy, inscribed by Cartier-Bresson on the title page, "a Joan et Eliot, 'The Decisive Moment' de l'amitie, Henri, 19 Jan 57, la vraie patrie c'est l'amitie." The recipient was Eliot Elisofon, a fellow photographer and a founding member of the Photo League in 1936. He was one of the most active and productive members: he gave guest lectures (1938-43); co-organized the Men at Work project with Lewis Hine (1940); served periodically as president between 1939 and 1941; taught courses on photojournalism and flash photography (1940-41); and participated in numerous exhibitions. Elisofon taught at many institutions, including the Institute of American Artists School (1936-1941), the New School (1938), the Clarence H. White School of Photography (November 1940 - April 1941), the Photo League (1941), the New School for Social Research (1942), the Museum of Modern Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Yale University, Syracuse University, Radcliffe College, Wellesley College, and Sarah Lawrence College. Elisofon's first assignments for Life magazine appeared in 1937, Tin Type Photographer and Jewish New Year, and in 1941 his image of General Patton was the first color cover of Life. Patton was intrigued by Elisofon's desire to get as close to the action as possible and nicknamed him "Hellsapopin." He was the only photographer to accompany Gen. Patton throughout the North African Campaign. His photographs became an exhibition titled The Tunisian Triumph, which opened in June 1943 at MoMA and traveled to 20 cities in the United States. From 1942 to 1964 he was a staff photographer for Life magazine. With the captions booklet laid in. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Matisse. An exceptional association, rare and desirable signed. "Cartier-Bresson has a special interest in photographing people and in capturing the essence of what has not previously been seen. He is famous for his theory of the 'decisive moment'-that is seizing the split second when the subject stands revealed in its most significant aspect? Today he ranks as one of the most important and influential photographers of this century" (Blodgett, 96)--"the Raphael of 20th-century photographers" (Icons of Photography, 58). Decisive Moment is Cartier-Bresson's most famous work, containing his most comprehensive and important statement on the meaning, technique, and utility of photography. "The simultaneous publication [of this edition with Images a la Sauvette] in New York in July 1952, with a cover by Matisse (who had just had his retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art) was a tremendous success" (Roth, 134). With extremely scarce dust jacket; separate caption pamphlet (rarely found) laid in. Parr & Badger I:208. Open Book, 154-5. Seller Inventory # 117546

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