Moscou. First Edition in dustjacket.

By: CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

Price: $200.00

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CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Moscou. (Paris) : Robert Delpire, (June 15, 1955). First Printing. Pp. [180], unpaginated. Illustrated with 163 black and white photographs. Large 8vo (224 x 278 mm), sail cloth with blue lettering to spine.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (b. August 22, 1908, Seine-et-Marne, France – d. August 3, 2004, Céreste, France) was a French humanist photographer, and an early user of 35 mm film. He was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos in 1947.

"This volume is, in effect, a first peek behind the Iron Curtain. More than a year before the summit meeting at Geneva, Henri Cartier-Bresson applied to the Russian Consulate in Paris for a visa to photograph and visit the USSR with his wife. As the months went by and no answer came, M. Cartier-Bresson decided to try a more personal approach. He wrote a letter to the Society of Cultural Relations in Moscow stating that he would like to photograph the capital of the USSR and that, by way of credentials, he was sending them a copy of his then recent book, 'The Decisive Moment'. Within a few weeks he obtained his visa and was on his way." - from the English version dustjacket.

Arranged thematically, with sections detailing sport, industry, the street, the underground, the stores, and ever-present, the Moscovites themselves.

Avant-Propos.
1. Le Kremlin;
2. La rue;
3. Les magasins;
4. L'industrie et la construction;
5. Le métro;
6. Les musées;
7. La religion;
8. La fête des sports;
9. L'exposition agricole;
10. Les loisirs;
11. Les spectacles;
12. La jeunesse;
Moscou en chiffres.

Front inner hinge starting, but still solid [an easy repair for your bookbinder], else very good in nicked, lightly spine-sunned dustjacket. 200.00

Title: Moscou. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri.

Categories: 5,

Edition: 1955

Publisher: Robert Delpire:

Seller ID: 116610

Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHERS EUROPEAN RUSSIA USSR PHOTOJOURNALISM RUSSIAN SOVIET UNION PHOTOJOURNALISTS ,