The Mind's Eye: Writings On Photography And Photographers
  • The Mind's Eye: Writings On Photography And Photographers
  • The Mind's Eye: Writings On Photography And Photographers
  • The Mind's Eye: Writings On Photography And Photographers
  • The Mind's Eye: Writings On Photography And Photographers
  • The Mind's Eye: Writings On Photography And Photographers
ISBN: 0893818755
EAN13: 9780893818753
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 15, 2005
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 8.5" L x 5.91" W
Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Henri Cartier-Bresson's writings on photography and photographers have been published sporadically over the past 45 years. His essays--several of which have never before been translated into English--are collected here for the first time. The Mind's Eye features Cartier-Bresson's famous text on the decisive moment as well as his observations on Moscow, Cuba and China during turbulent times. These essays ring with the same immediacy and visual intensity that characterize his photography.

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5
   Quintessence of HCB
Anybody interested in either Henri Cartier-Bresson the photographer and/or the person, as well as those looking for insight and enlightenment into the decisive moment and what it really means to capture moments of our lives, should read and hopefully obtain some of the ideas presented in this compilation of things and topics related to HCB and photographic processes.
 
4
   Philosophy ?
It is a book by Cartier-Bressons'; philosophy about photography and art in general. I was expecting detailed approaches to photography that would make me a better photographer. I decided to dive into it again and found I enjoyed it more the second time and just let my artistic mind '' wander with the author.
 
5
   Great insights on the photographic vision.
I loved this book ''. Though most of his work centers around street photography, his ideas and the heart of his vision is applicable in general, any genre, photography.
 
4
   Great insight into the personal philosophy of Bresson
Very little if any philosophical guidance, but great insight into the technical approach of Bresson's work. A quick read that can be returned as needed for inspiration.
 
3
   The Eye trumps the Mind
If you are looking for profound revelations in Cartier-Bresson's writing, however, the likes of which appear in his photographs may be disappointed. HCB could produce masterworks with his eye and his finger, writing not as much so. I believe there was a certain intuition in what he did that is not easy to express in words. While the essays do provide an interesting and thought-provoking short read, they feel like the writings of a lesser artist. This is no knock on Cartier-Bresson, really, an acknowledgment that his genius was hard to pin with words. While a worthy addition to a photographic library on the well-rounded masters, I would not call this a must-read.
 
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