Henri Cartier-Bresson - In India
1st edition published by Thames & Hudson, 1987
Format: Hardback with dustjacket, 250x270mm
Condition: Very Good. Some minor shelf wear and signs of age.
"Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary gifts of observation and his famous "mantle of invisibility" as well as his connections with such figures as Nehru allow him to capture the quintessence of India - a land renowned for its contradictions and variety. His pictures of Hindus in refugee camps after the Partition or beggars in Calcutta speak with the same passion and authority as those of the Maharaja of Baroda's sumptuous birthday celebrations or the Mountbattens on the steps of Government House. Ample space is given to his famous reportages, such as the astonishing sequence on the death and cremation of Gandhi. But above all, with unparalleled skill he selects the apparently ordinary faces and scenes from market, temple, or countryside that have the power to put us in direct touch with the very spirit of India and its people.'
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