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Cecil Beaton at Home

Cecil Beaton at Home
An Interior Life

by Andrew Ginger

  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0847848779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An innovative biographical view of legendary designer, photographer, and artist Sir Cecil Beaton, told through the decorative interiors of his English homes and New York hotel suites. Unique from other books on Beaton, this volume illustrates his genius through the lens of his town and country interiors.

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition
An Interior Life

by Andrew Ginger

  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release : 2016-10-11
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780847859894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain's Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffin� interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on two homes dear to Beaton's heart--Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in the same county--as well as London's Pelham Place and Beaton's New York hotel suites. Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration, a photographer's studio, and a stage for impressive entertaining, Beaton's country homes also fueled his passion for art, gardening, and delight in village life. Against his often-extravagant interiors, Beaton's private life unfolds--his unique talent for self-promotion, desire for theatricality, and uncertain pursuit of love. This lavishly illustrated visual biography brings together original photographs, artworks, and possessions from his interiors to present an intimate picture of Beaton's extraordinary life. This numbered deluxe edition is presented in a custom slipcase made from fabric inspired by Beaton's own interiors.

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War
A Book

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2020-08-06
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 144648436X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the beginning of the Second World War the Ministry of Information, through the advice of Kenneth Clark, commissioned Cecil Beaton to photograph the Home Front. Beaton set to work recording the destruction of the Wren churches in the City and the heroism of Londoners under attack. He conducted a survey of Bomber and Fighter Commands for the RAF, which was published with Beaton's own astute commentary. Beaton was an effective propagandist, but his voice, like his photographs, was touchingly elegant. Whatever his subject, Beaton was always a stylist. Beaton's wartime work for the Ministry amounted to seven thousand photographs, which are now housed with their negatives at the Imperial War Museums. They form a great document both of the landscape of war and of the passing of the Empire. He travelled through the Western Desert and on to Iraq, Palestine, Transjordan and Syria. In 1943 he left for India where he photographed the final days of the Raj in New Delhi and Calcutta before joining the Burma campaign. He ended the war deep in Chinese territory where he witnessed the Nationalist resistance to the Japanese. Beaton's inherent sense of theatre extended from palatial drawing rooms to the jungle and the desert. Whatever the circumstances he never departed from his radical aesthetic. Theatre of War is published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museums on the occasion of a major exhibition.

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
Theatre of War

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780224096300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton's reputation is linked to his legacy as a great stylist-fashion photographer, portraitist of a gilded pre-war generation, the ultimate royal photographer, diarist, transatlantic traveller, set and costume designer, and an intimate with the cast of the swinging sixties from Mick Jagger and Jean Shrimpton to the court of Andy Warhol in New York. One would expect his arena to be backstage, on the film set or in the studio, if not in some palatial drawing room, but during the years of the second world war, from 1939 to 1945, Beaton was at work for the Ministry of Information documenting the bombing of London, the battlefields of North Africa, the Burma campaign and other war zones across the globe. This publication is drawn from some seven thousand of his prints and negatives from this period that are housted at the Imperial War Museums in London. On the Home Front the debris of the Blitz was a tragic and sometimes surreal subject. Beaton was sent to document the RAF and he captured the heroism of the fighter and bomber pilots. The great shipyards and the energy of wartime production appealed to his sense of national purpose and offered dramatic graphic oppurtunities. Far from simply fulfilling a duty, Beaton appeared to be energised by the mission. He found the most unlikely situations rich in photographic potential, none more so than the wreckage of war he witnessed in the North African landscape. When he reached India in 1943, from where he was to set out for Burma, he was in fact visiting the jewel of the empire in the final years of the Raj. Beaton's war travels ended in China where he witnessed the stirrings of a vast nation on the cusp of transformation. The photographs constitute an elegant document of the machinery of war, the generals and their troops, the princes and their tribal followers, the wounded and the workers. From these extraordinary photographs, coupled with extracts from Beaton's diairies of the time, you sense that the maps of far continents are about to be re-drawn. Behind the façade of his style and elegance, Beaton was creating an incomparable document of the passing of an age.

Beaton

Beaton
A Book

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • Release : 2015-09-03
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780224101813
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton's sense of style and his much-celebrated career as a designer for film and stage have overshadowed his position as one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. Beaton's persona provided a mask that concealed the seriousness of his accomplishment. His career, running from his earliest pictures in the Twenties to his last work in the Seventies, is unparalleled in its historical breadth. By mid-century he had produced an astonishing array of portraits of the greatest creative figures of his time, including Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. In contrast to the flamboyance and artifice of his early work, Beaton later displayed an almost minimalist eye. Beaton was to become a star on both sides of the Atlantic. He was at home in Hollywood studios as he was in English society. He maintained his role as royal portraitist, photographing the Queen at the same time as he courted the new royalty of the Swinging Sixties. Surprisingly he was commissioned to photograph the set of the film Performance and its star, Mick Jagger in 1968. The film marked the end of an era, as well as Beaton's last great assignment. The book is drawn mostly from the 100,000 prints and negatives of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's and follows the definitive monograph of his work during the war years, Theatre of War, published in 2012.

Freak to Chic

Freak to Chic
"Gay" Men in and out of Fashion after Oscar Wilde

by Dominic Janes

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-07-01
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1350172618
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this unique intervention in the study of queer culture, Dominic Janes highlights that, under the gaze of social conservatism, 'gay' life was hiding in plain sight. Indeed, he argues that the worlds of glamour, fashion, art and countercultural style provided rich opportunities for the construction of queer spectacle in London. Inspired by the legacies of Oscar Wilde, interwar and later 20th-century men such as Cecil Beaton expressed transgressive desires in forms inspired by those labelled 'freaks' and, thereby, made major contributions to the histories of art, design, fashion, sexuality, and celebrity. Janes reinterprets the origins of gay and queer cultures by charting the interactions between marginalized freaks and chic fashionistas. He establishes a new framework for future analyses of other cities and media, and of the roles of women and diverse identities.

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
The Authorised Biography

by Hugo Vickers

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-03-05
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1529316251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton was one of Britain's greatest cultural icons - not just as a photographer capturing some of the most celebrated portraits of the 20th century but also as designer of the iconic sets and costumes for the films My Fair Lady and Gigi. In 1980, Beaton personally chose Hugo Vickers to be his biographer, entrusting him with his diaries and the entire body of letters he had written - both personally and professionally - over the course of his life. Drawing on five years of intensive research and interviews with the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote, Princess Grace of Monaco and Sir John Gielgud, Vickers' biography was an instant bestseller upon its publication in 1985. Exploring Beaton's metamorphosis from being the child of a staid middle-class family to an international figure mingling with the glittering stars of his age, the biography also details his great love for Greta Garbo and reveals his private sense of failure that the success he always wanted - as a playwright - eluded him. Republished in a new paperback edition in time for Bright Young Things, a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 2020, Cecil Beaton is the definitive and authorised biography of one of the world's most fascinating, famous and admired photographers.

Reddish House, Wiltshire

Reddish House, Wiltshire
(sale Catalogue of Sir Cecil Beaton's Broad Chalke House).

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
Photographs 1920-1970

by Cecil Beaton,Philippe Garner,David Mellor

  • Publisher : Stewart Tabori & Chang
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was a tirelessly busy man whose career included theater and film design, writing, arbitrating taste to London's High Bohemia, and gardening in his country estate. However, it was as a photographer that Beaton achieved immortality. This opulently produced monograph is the first comprehensive presentation of his work. 265 duotone & color photos.

At Home and Abroad in the Empire

At Home and Abroad in the Empire
British Women Write the 1930s

by Robin Hackett,Freda Hauser,Gay Wachman

  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9780874130416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book builds upon critical reevaluations of modernism and British literature of the 1930s with a simultaneous focus on discourses of race, gender, and empire. The essays direct attention to the complications and ambivalence accumulating around the meanings of Englishness. They reject analyses of texts as chronicles of personal psychological development in favor of analyses that assume texts are shaped by their authors' public intellectual involvement. In addition, they offer detailed, specific explorations of ways in which British women in the 1930s narrativize empire and war. Thus they will resonate with significance for readers in the early twenty-first century for whom empire and war, as well as terror and security, are part of the discourse of everyday life. Robin Hackett is an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. Freda S. Hauser is an independent scholar. Gay Wachman is retired from the State University of New York-Old Westbury.

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
The Royal Portraits

by Roy C. Strong,Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers five decades of Beaton's Royal portraits, capturing, in many never-before-seen photographs, the history, romance, and majestic grandeur of royalty, as well as the human side of the Royal Family

Capote

Capote
A Biography

by Gerald Clarke

  • Publisher : RosettaBooks
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • Pages : 609
  • ISBN : 0795331169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The national bestselling biography and the basis for the film Capote starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in an Academy Award–winning turn. One of the strongest fiction writers of his generation, Truman Capote became a literary star while still in his teens. His most phenomenal successes include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, In Cold Blood, and Other Voices, Other Rooms. Even while his literary achievements were setting the standards that other fiction and nonfiction writers would follow for generations, Capote descended into a spiral of self-destruction and despair. This biography by Gerald Clarke was first published in 1988—just four years after Capote’s death. In it, Clarke paints a vivid behind-the-scenes picture of the author’s life—based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with the man himself and the people close to him. From the glittering heights of notoriety and parties with the rich and famous to his later struggles with addiction, Capote emerges as a richly multidimensional person—both brilliant and flawed. “A book of extraordinary substance, a study rich in intelligence and compassion . . . To read Capote is to have the sense that someone has put together all the important pieces of this consummate artist’s life, has given everything its due emphasis, and comprehended its ultimate meaning.” —Bruce Bawer, The Wall Street Journal “Mesmerising . . . [Capote] reads as if it had been written alongside his life, rather than after it.” —Molly Haskell, The New York Times Book Review

The Unexpurgated Beaton

The Unexpurgated Beaton
The Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them, 1970-1980

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2007-12-18
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 0307429520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton was one of the great twentieth-century tastemakers. A photographer, artist, writer and designer for more than fifty years, he was at the center of the worlds of fashion, society, theater and film. The Unexpurgated Beaton brings together for the first time the never-before-published diaries from 1970 to 1980 and, unlike the six slim volumes of diaries published during his lifetime, these have been left uniquely unedited. Hugo Vickers, the executor of Beaton’s estate and the author of his acclaimed biography, has added extensive and fascinating notes that are as lively as the diary entries themselves. As one London reviewer wrote, “Vickers’ waspish footnotes are the salt on the side of the dish.” Beaton treated his other published diaries like his photographs, endlessly retouching them, but, for this volume, Vickers went back to the original manuscripts to find the unedited diaries. Here is the photographer for British and American Vogue, designer of the sets and costumes for the play and film My Fair Lady and the film Gigi, with a cast of characters from many worlds: Bianca Jagger, Greta Garbo, David Hockney, Truman Capote, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Rose Kennedy and assorted Rothschilds, Phippses and Wrightsmans; in New York, San Francisco, Palm Beach, Rio and Greece, on the Amalfi coast; at shooting parties in the English countryside, on yachts, at garden parties at Buckingham Palace, at costume balls in Venice, Paris or London. Beaton had started as an outsider and “developed the power to observe, first with his nose pressed up against the glass,” and then later from within inner circles. Vickers has said, “his eagle eye missed nothing,” and his diaries are intuitive, malicious (he took a “relish in hating certain figures”), praising and awestruck. Truman Capote once said “the camera will never be invented that could capture or encompass all that he actually sees.” The Unexpurgated Beaton is a book that is not only a great read and wicked fun but a timeless chronicle of our age.

Creative Camera

Creative Camera
Thirty Years of Writing

by David Brittain

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780719058059
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Founded in 1968, Creative Camera has been a forum for influencing the shape and direction of modern photography.

Posted in Wartime

Posted in Wartime
Letters Home From Abroad

by Richard Knott

  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release : 2017-03-30
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1473884411
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Second World War saw many people consigned to long periods of exile, far from home. How did the exiled keep in touch with home? Why were some exiles silent when others wrote frequently and at length? Posted in Wartime explores the nature of such exile and considers what could be written in diaries and letters, given that letters were censored and diaries were, at best, frowned upon. At the books heart are the stories of three very different exiles: a Liberty Ship captain; a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps; and an airman in Iraq and Palestine. Set alongside those are the experiences of a number of celebrated wartime exiles whose diaries and letters are both extensive and detailed, and whose stories loosely connect with the journeys of the three main protagonists; they include the travel writer Freya Stark, the photographer Cecil Beaton, and the playwright Nol Coward.* Exhibition of Cecil Beaton photography (of the Duchess of Devonshire and her set) at Chatsworth, March 2016 to January 2017.* The reopening of the British Postal Museum & Archive as The Postal Museum in London in 2017* 100th anniversary of the Imperial War Museum, London, 2017*75 years since the release of Noel Cowards film about the Navy at war, In Which We Serve (1942)* 75 years (on 15 April) since the authors father sailed to the Middle East in Winston Special convoy WS18* 100 years (in November 2017) since the Balfour Declaration (Middle East)* 70 years since Indian independence.

VE Day

VE Day
The People's Story

by Russell Miller

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2020-04-24
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0750995718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing from first-hand interviews, diaries and memoirs of those involved in the VE Day celebrations in 1945, VE Day: The People’s Story paints an enthralling picture of a day that marked the end of the war in Europe and the beginning of a new era. VE Day affected millions of people in countless ways, and the voices in this book – from both Britain and abroad, from civilians and service men and women, from the famous and the not-so-famous – provide a valuable social picture of the times. Mixed with humour as well as tragedy, rejoicing as well as sadness, regrets of the past and hopes for the future, VE Day is an inspiring record of one of the great turning points in history.

Radio Times

Radio Times
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts

The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts
A Book

by Claude J. Summers

  • Publisher : Cleis Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN : 1573441910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Assembled by the editors of glbtq.com, the online encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender art, music and popular culture, this print version of the popular reference to gay life and culture includes more than two hundred entries. Original.

Terence Donovan Fashion

Terence Donovan Fashion

by Robin Muir,Diana Donovan and David Hillman

  • Publisher : Art / Books
  • Release : 2012-11-12
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1908970022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Flawless' — New York Journal of Books 'Superb' — Observer 'Stylish' — Sunday Telegraph, 'Favourite Books of the Year' 'The story of fashion photography in the UK' — Herald Terence Donovan was one of the foremost photographers of his generation – among the greatest Britain has ever produced. He came to prominence in London as part of a postwar renaissance in art, fashion, graphic design and photography. His working-class background and outlook helped change the face of British fashion photography and made him a major figure of London's Swinging Sixties. A star in his own right, he was equally at home with celebrities and royalty as well as the ordinary girl on the street, whose mannerisms informed his photographs. Gifted with an unerring eye for the iconic image, Donovan was also master of his craft, a technical genius who strove to push the limits of what was possible. And yet despite his fame and status, there has never been a publication devoted solely to his fashion work. Terence Donovan Fashion is the first time his fashion pictures have been collected together in book form. Arranged chronologically, from the gritty monochromatic 1960s and 1970s to the vibrant and colourful 1980s and 1990s, the book reveals how constant invention and experimentation set Donovan apart from his contemporaries and influenced generations to come. The pictures have been selected by his wife Diana Donovan and the former art director of Nova magazine and Pentagram partner David Hillman, who worked closely with Donovan for over a decade. With a text by the photographic historian Robin Muir, and a foreword by Grace Coddington, creative director of American Vogue, Terence Donovan Fashion is a landmark in the history of fashion photography.

Night Raiders

Night Raiders
Burglary and the Making of Modern Urban Life in London, 1860-1968

by Eloise Moss

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-07-04
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 019257678X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Night Raiders is the first history of burglary in modern Britain. Until 1968, burglary was defined in law as occurring only between the 'night-time' hours of nine pm and six am in residential buildings. Time and space gave burglary a unique cloak of terror, since burglars' victims were likely to be in the bedroom, asleep and unawares, when the intruder crept in, prowling near them in the darkness. Yet fear sometimes gave way to sexual fantasy; eroticized visions of handsome young thieves sneaking around the boudoirs of beautiful, lonely heiresses emerged alongside tales of violence and loss in popular culture, confounding social commentators by casting the burglar as criminal hero. Night Raiders charts how burglary lay historically at the heart of national debates over the meanings of 'home', experiences of urban life, and social inequality. The book explores intimate stories of the devastation caused by burglars' presence in the most private domains, showing how they are deeply embedded within broader histories of capitalism and liberal democracy. The fear and fascination surrounding burglary were mobilized by media, state, and market to sell insurance and security technologies, whilst also popularising the crime in fiction, theatre, and film. Cat burglars' rooftop adventures transformed ideas about the architecture and policing of the city, and post-war 'spy-burglars' theft of information illuminated Cold War skirmishes across the capital. More than any other crime, burglary shaped the everyday rhythms, purchases, and perceptions of modern urban life.