Title: The Man of Property

Photographer: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: Signet Classics
Designer: Not listed


Image Title: [based on]: Allees du Prado, Marseilles 1932
Photo Genre: Documentary
Book Genre: Novel
Group: Magnum

The central figure and perspective of trees in this cover illustration are adapted from one of Henri Cartier-Bresson's best known images, 'The Allée du Prado, Marseille, France 1932'. The figure has been changed; his dress is grey instead of black, his umbrella has been replaced by a walking stick, and he's lost his cigarette holder and bowler hat, but the outline and proportions are a precise match. KB

To view Cartier-Bresson's original image, try clicking here.