Henri Cartier-Bresson. With a cover design by Joan Miro.
Paris. Editions Verve. 1955. First edition. French edition. Paper-covered boards illustrated with a graphic design by Joan Miro. Unpaginated [134 pages]. 114 monochrome photographs. 370 x 275mm (14½ x 10¾"). 1.6kg. . French. Very good; some slight shelf wear, slight wear at head of spine, light wear at base of spine with a 1.5cm closed tear along spine's edge, very slight rubbing to forecorners, some light surface indentations to boards; no inscriptions, binding sound, internally excellent.
Following on from the success of Images a la Sauvette / The Decisive Moment (1952), Teriade published Les Europeens, a collection of Cartier-Bresson's best photographs from 1950 to 1955. It brings together a series of images of Post-War Europe - a German beggar, thermal baths in Wiesbaden, a lemon seller, English cricket players, a London pub, Glynebourne, a horse market in Ireland, a view of the Kremlin, hat shopping in Leningrad, a Moscow factory, an Italian farmhouse, Venetian youth, Deauville sunbathers, a political meeting in Paris, Sunday afternoon in the park. An American edition, The Europeans, was published simultaneously.
[Parr & Badger. The Photobook Vol. 1. p.209; Auer. 802 Photo Books. p.356]