The People of Moscow by Henri Cartier-Bresson - Book – Magnum Photos

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New York: Simon and Schuster, (1955). First Edition. 163 images, lusciously printed, of Cartier-Bresson's work in Russia. "This volume is, in effect, a first peek behind the Iron Curtain," states this book's jacket. When attempts to obtain a visa to enter the country from the Russian Consulate failed, Cartier-Bresson sent a copy of The Decisive Moment to the Society for Cultural Relations in Moscow. Upon arrival, he and his wife moved about freely with an interpreter; he claimed no interference with the resulting work. Like The Decisive Moment, this book was printed in Paris by Draeger Frères under Cartier-Bresson's direct supervision. An incresingly scarce title.

Condition

Fine; a tight clean copy with signs of tanning to cover edges. In a Very Good dust jacket with fading along spine, light rubbing and soiling, wear along edges including a small closed tear and some slight loss along edges.

  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 163
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Publication Year: 1955

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New York: Simon and Schuster, (1955). First Edition. 163 images, lusciously printed, of Cartier-Bresson's work in Russia. "This volume is, in effect, a first peek behind the Iron Curtain," states this book's jacket. When attempts to obtain a visa to enter the country from the Russian Consulate failed, Cartier-Bresson sent a copy of The Decisive Moment to the Society for Cultural Relations in Moscow. Upon arrival, he and his wife moved about freely with an interpreter; he claimed no interference with the resulting work. Like The Decisive Moment, this book was printed in Paris by Draeger Frères under Cartier-Bresson's direct supervision. An incresingly scarce title.

Condition

Fine; a tight clean copy with signs of tanning to cover edges. In a Very Good dust jacket with fading along spine, light rubbing and soiling, wear along edges including a small closed tear and some slight loss along edges.

  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 163
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Publication Year: 1955

The Magnum Store usually ships orders at least three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. To calculate shipping please go to your Cart.

International Orders:
Please note that if you choose First Class International for orders up to 4lbs or up to $400, delivery can take up to 30 days and tracking may not be available for your country.

If you choose Priority Mail International for your order delivery usually takes between 6 to 10 days depending on your country. Tracking will always be available.

If you prefer a different shipping method or an alternative shipping company, please email store@magnumphotos.com. All shipments are insured.