Photoportraits

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Author Thames & Hudson $50 (283p) ISBN 978-0-500-54109-8
From the 50-year career of an artist without peer, these spontaneous studies portray in his unique manner more than 250 subjects both great and unknown""never from a formal point of view,'' writes de Mandiargues, a close friend. He speaks in his preface of ``summer lighting,'' a kind of shock of kinship linking the photographer to his subject. But there is irony, too, and a brooding commentary on the human passion``nearly always an enigma is posed.'' We see a well-fed and tranquil Malcolm X, a dubious Stravinsky, a puttering Arthur Miller, a fatherly Charles DeGaulle, the Windsors clearly in love, Harry Truman with the old fire now far behind his eyes. A remarkable collection. November 4
Reviewed on: 01/01/1985
Release date: 01/01/1985
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