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"Striking images of a land renowned for its contradictions and variety as viewed by one of the great artists of our century."--"Houston Post" <BR>Henri Cartier-Bresson's record of his fascination with India over half a lifetime contains the very best of his photographs of that country. Beginning in 1947 at the time of Independence and produced during six extended visits over a twenty-year period, these beautiful, dramatic images are shaped by an eye and a mind legendary for their intelligent empathy and for going to the heart of the matter. <BR>Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary gifts of observation and his famous "mantle of invisibility," as well as his good connections with Jawaharlal Nehru and others, allowed him to capture the quintessence of India. 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 of 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, it is the apparently ordinary faces and scenes from market, temple, or countryside that have the power to put us in direct touch with the spirit of a country and its people. 105 duotone illustrations.

Synopsis:

A collection of photographs of India taken by Cartier-Bresson over a period of 40 years, starting in 1947 at the time of Independence. They include Hindus in refugee camps after the Partition, the Maharaja of Baroda's sumptuous birthday celebrations, and the death and cremation of Gandhi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500277126
Author:
RAY, SATYAJIT
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Photographer:
Cartier, Bresson Henri
Foreword by:
Ray, Satyajit
Foreword:
Ray, Satyajit
Author:
Cartier-Bresson, Henri
Location:
N
Subject:
India
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
World History - India
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
July 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
265 x 240 in.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » General
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photojournalism
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
History and Social Science » World History » India

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of photographs of India taken by Cartier-Bresson over a period of 40 years, starting in 1947 at the time of Independence. They include Hindus in refugee camps after the Partition, the Maharaja of Baroda's sumptuous birthday celebrations, and the death and cremation of Gandhi.
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