With a Preface by Yves Bonnefoy.
This veritable reference book is comprised of a wide selection of photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Some, like Behind Saint Lazare Station, The Eunuch of the Imperial Court of the Last Dynasty and the portrait Alberto Giacometti, rue d’Alésia, are extremely well-known; others, like A Bank Employee and his Secretary, Museum, less so. For many years, Cartier-Bresson traveled the world, bearing witness to mankind. Intertwining portraits, landscapes, personal and political history, people and nature, this book offers a stunning retrospective, with images dating from 1926 to 1988. First published in 1979, it has been revised and reprinted regularly ever since.