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Images A La Sauvette Pdf Download

Images A La Sauvette Pdf Download

Images A La Sauvette, or The Decisive Moment, is one of the most famous books in the history of photography, assembling Henri Cartier-Bresson's best work from his early years. Published in 1952 by Simon and Schuster, New York, in collaboration with Editions Verve, Paris, it was lavishly embellished with a collage cover by Henri Matisse. The book and its images have since influenced generations of photographers. Its English title has defined the notion of the famous formal peak in which all elements in the photographic frame accumulate to form the perfect image. Paired with the artist's humanist viewpoint, Cartier-Bresson's photography has become part of the world's collective memory.

If you are interested in downloading a PDF version of this book, you may be disappointed to find out that it is not easily available online. The original edition is very rare and expensive, and the facsimile reprint by Steidl Verlag in 2014 is also out of stock. However, there are some possible ways to get a digital copy of this masterpiece.

Images A La Sauvette Pdf Download

  • You can try to find a library that has a physical copy of the book and scan it yourself. For example, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London has a bound book with 109 plates, but it is rebound in HMSO library binding and lacking the original cover. You may need to get permission from the library staff before scanning the book.

  • You can search for online platforms that offer PDF downloads of rare books for a fee. For example, [Rare Books PDF] claims to have a high-quality PDF version of Images A La Sauvette for $9.99. However, you should be careful about the legality and reliability of such sites, as they may not have the rights to distribute the book or may provide low-quality scans.

  • You can wait for a new edition of the book to be published by a reputable publisher. In 2017, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson presented an exhibition entirely dedicated to Cartier-Bresson's famous publication, Images A La Sauvette. This may indicate that there is a renewed interest in the book and that a new reprint may be possible in the future.

Whatever method you choose, you should respect the intellectual property rights of the author and the publisher, and appreciate the artistic value of this book. Images A La Sauvette is not just a collection of photographs, but a reflection of Cartier-Bresson's vision and philosophy of photography.


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