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Monday's Book: Europeans by Henri Cartier-Bresson Thames & Hudson, pounds 29.95 (or pounds 19.95 from the Hayward Gallery)

This is one of the rare instances where the catalogue is as good as or better than the exhibition it covers. Unlike the sprawling show that currently occupies the Hayward's attic, these 180 duotone images enable the viewer to draw together recurring themes across six decades in the view-finder of Cartier-Bresson's Leica. For example, the comic mirroring in what is perhaps his best-known photograph - a man straddling a Parisian puddle in 1932 is reflected both in the water below and in a leaping figure on a poster in the background - is repeated in a 1953 shot of Athenian matrons trudging beneath a balcony ornamented with voluptuous goddesses.

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I am Australian and only intended to stay in England temporarily, but then I fell in love and married. When my temping agency gave me this job I was looking for part-time work, but it quickly became obvious that this was a full-time position. I was a little frightened at the prospect of working for someone at such a high level. I could see that Susan was unbelievably busy, and initially I thought that I would never be able to keep up with her. However we hit it off well. She's very frenetic, but the more crazy her workload becomes, the calmer I try to be. Deep down I do get a bit panicky sometimes, but I don't let it show.

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HENRI Cartier-Bresson, one of the 20th century's most feted and well-travelled photographers, celebrates his 90th birthday next year. To celebrate an extraordinary career spanning more than 60 years, the Hayward Gallery is hosting The Europeans, first presented at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, which features the results of his study of the continent since 1955 until the present day.

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