Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Decisive Moment

New York: Simon and Schuster in collaboration with Éditions VERVE, 1952. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. (16)pp., 126 plates, 63 plates, (4)pp., 64-126 plates, (12)pp. 12pp. brochure with captions laid in. Original Illustrated paper-covered boards with black lettering on covers and spine, in original dustjacket with same motif and lettering, protected by modern mylar. Color drawing on cover and dustjacket 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).

Dustjacket somewhat sunned along edges and some light wear along edges. Quarter inch chip at top of sine, else light chipping. Boards with very light wear along edges and lightly age-toned. Some light smudging in margins of some of the plates. Block lightly age-toned, not affecting plates. Very good to fine condition. Item #51544

Price: $1,200.00

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