Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Henri Cartier-Bresson. HCB Award Exhibition. 2 Vols. in Slipcase

Tokyo: Robert L. Kirschenbaum, 1989. First edition. Softcover. Oblong Quarto.(9) 39, 39 (4)pp; (12) 48 (4)pp. Original glossy white, respectively gray stiff photo-illustrated wraps with blue and black lettering on covers, housed in plain cardboard slipcase with printed paper label. Gray and cream heavy handmade endpapers. Frontispiece photos. Title pages in Japanese and English.

"Henri Cartier-Bresson needs no introduction. He is the greatest living photographer of our time. At the age of 81 he continues to actively photograph as well as pursue his drawing... This unique exhibition to celebrate the creation of the HCB Award, was organized by the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris... It consists of large prints of Cartier-Bresson's images selected by 40 of his circle of friends from all over the world who the wrote about that particular photograph." (Kirschenbaum). The catalog features forty full page photographs by Cartier-Bresson and a descriptive, photo-illustrated catalog of the exhibited photographs at rear.

"Revered as one of the great photographers of our time, Henri Cartier-Bresson about 15 years ago decided to return to his first passion – drawing. Before devoting himself to photography, Cartier-Bresson studied in the 1920s at the studio of the venerable teacher and painter André Lhote." (Kirschenbaum). This volume features forty-eight of Cartier-Bresson's drawings and watercolors created between 1966 an 1988, with two watercolors from the 1920s and one from 1943. The catalog contains a lists of the titles as well as an illustrated list of Cartier-Bresson exhibitions at rear.

Text in Japanese, with captions and some text in English. Slipcase with light sunning along edges, else in very good+ to near fine condition. Very good + to near fine condition. Item #50854
ISBN: 4938635267

Price: $95.00

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