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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.

Ashcombe

Ashcombe

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2014-04-11
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780957311985
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton's Cocktail Book

Cecil Beaton's Cocktail Book

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9781855147775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drink like one of the Bright Young Things with Cecil Beaton's Cocktail Book Cecil Beaton (1904-80) was one of the most celebrated British portrait photographers of the 20th century, so renowned for his images of celebrities and high society that his own name has become synonymous with elegance, glamour and style. In the 1920s and '30s, Beaton used his camera, his ambition and his larger-than-life personality to mingle with a flamboyant and rebellious group of artists and writers, socialites and partygoers whose spirit and style cut a dramatic swathe through the epoch. Canonizing the era's "Bright Young Things" in his distinctive brand of opulent studio portraiture, Beaton worked his way up from middle-class suburban schoolboy to glittering society figure. This miniature cocktail book features a delightful array of recipes inspired by the decadent drinks of Beaton's youth, and the fabulous friends and celebrities whom he photographed. Period classics such as the Hanky Panky, Manhatten, Negroni and Sidecar are given contemporary twists by the Head Bartender and Mixologist of the world famous Claridge's Hotel in London, which played host to some of the most extravagant Bright Young gatherings. It is illustrated with the artist's own photographs and the witty and distinctive drawings he produced throughout his life, recording people, travels and experiences, which were featured in Vogue magazine. A must-have for every well-appointed bar cart, Cecil Beaton's Cocktail Book brings to life a deliriously eccentric, glamorous and creative era.

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

Cecil Beaton: Theatre of War

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
The Royal Portraits

by Roy Strong,Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton

  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780500275801
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton

by Giles Huxley-parlour,Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : Chris Beetles Limited
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9781905738137
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was essential to the cultural life of Britain and beyond in the twentieth

The Glass of Fashion

The Glass of Fashion
A Personal History of Fifty Years of Changing Tastes and the People Who Have Inspired Them

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release : 2014-09-02
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0847844641
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gorgeously repackaged, this reissue of the classic book presents the iconic photographer’s expert and witty reminiscences of the personalities who inspired fashion’s golden eras, and left an indelible mark on his own sense of taste and style. "The camera will never be invented that could capture or encompass all that he actually sees," Truman Capote once said of Cecil Beaton. Though known for his portraits, Beaton was as incisive a writer as he was a photographer. First published in 1954, The Glass of Fashion is a classic—an invaluable primer on the history and highlights of fashion from a man who was a chronicler of taste, and an intimate compendium of the people who inspired his legendary eye. Across eighteen chapters, complemented by more than 150 of his own line drawings, Beaton writes with great wit about the influence of luminaries such as Chanel, Balenciaga, and Dior, as well as relatively unknown muses like his Aunt Jessie, who gave him his first glimpse of "the grown-up world of fashion." Out of print for decades but recognized and sought after as a touchstone text, The Glass of Fashion will be irresistible to a new generation of fashion enthusiasts and a seminal book in any Beaton library. It is both a treasury and a treasure.

Beaton in the Sixties

Beaton in the Sixties
The Cecil Beaton Diaries as They Were Written

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780297645566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1960s contains some of the very best set pieces, including Churchill's funeral. He has just completed making the film, My Fair Lady, which included rows with the director George Cukor, Rex Harrison's fondness for watching live sex, Cukor on Audrey Hepburn's figure etc. (Cecil was also the master at slicing up Hollywood social life at that period. He loathed it). His partner Kin, who has spent a year with him in England, returns to the USA, leaving Cecil to loneliness - but not for long. He is soon travelling aboard Cecile de Rothschild's yacht with Garbo - his former lover - as a fellow traveller. He visits Picasso at his home, the Rolling Stones in Marrakech; Andy Warhol in New York. Here is the young David Hockney, Peter Sellers being beastly, Paul Getty being mean. Cecil is fascinated by this new generation testing the boundaries as he and his friends had done in the 1920s. Friendships remain important - the Avons, Lady Juliet Duff, Lady Diana Cooper, Mrs Heinz. He also sees off all younger competition as photographer royal and as in the previous volume there are some very funny and often very pointed entries about the Queen, the Queen Mother, Princess Marina, Princess Marga

Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

by N.A

  • Publisher : National Portrait Gallery
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781855147720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The stylish and extravagant world of the "Bright Young Things" of 1920s and '30s London, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton In 1920s and '30s Britain, Cecil Beaton used his camera and his larger-than-life personality to mingle with that flamboyant and rebellious group of artists, writers, socialites and partygoers who became known as the "Bright Young Things." Famously fictionalized by the likes of Evelyn Waugh (in Vile Bodies), Anthony Powell and Henry Green, these men and women cut a dramatic swathe through the epoch and embodied its roaring spirit. In a series of themed chapters, covering Beaton's first self-portraits and earliest sitters to his time at Cambridge and as principle society photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, over 50 leading figures who sat for Beaton are profiled and the dazzling parties, pageants and balls of the period are brought to life. Among this glittering cast are Beaton's socialite sisters Baba and Nancy Beaton, Stephen Tennant, Siegfried Sassoon, Evelyn Waugh and Daphne du Maurier. Beaton's photographs are complemented by a wide range of letters, drawings, book jackets and ephemera, and contextualised by artworks created by those in his circle, including Christopher Wood, Rex Whistler and Henry Lamb. Cecil Beaton (1904-80) is one of the most celebrated British portrait photographers of the 20th century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. Beaton quickly developed a reputation for his striking and fantastic photographs, which culminated in his portraits of Queen Elizabeth in 1939. Also well known as a diarist, Beaton became a society fixture in his own right. His influence on portrait photography was profound and lives on today in the work of many contemporary photographers.

Theatre of War

Theatre of War

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780224096294
  • 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.Theatre of War is published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum on the occasion of a major exhibition.

Loving Garbo

Loving Garbo
The Story of Greta Garbo,Cecil Beaton and Mercedes de Acosta

by Hugo Vickers

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-02-29
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1446499693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Greta Garbo's enduring legend derives from her incandescent performances as a woman in love in such classics as Camille, Queen Christina and Grand Hotel. For half a century her apparently reclusive existence enhanced her reputation as a remote and enigmatic screen goddess. Now, in this beautifully illustrated book, Hugo Vickers tells the remarkable story of Greta Garbo and of the two love affairs that dominated her life: with Cecil Beaton and the notorious Mercedes de Acosta. It is a highly revealing portait of an exotic world - at its centre, an enthrallign and demanding star who gave little in return.

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.

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
Portraits and Profiles

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Release : 2017-11-02
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780711239210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cecil Beaton was a fashion, portrait, and war photographer, a diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer. He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. Cecil Beaton combines Beaton's photographic and pen portraits. Ordered chronologically, these portraits offer insight, beauty, witty observations, and a fascinating glimpse into his world. Featured portraits include: Fred Astaire, Mick Jagger, Marlon Brando, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and many others Cecil Beaton's life spanned many worlds and these are captured here through his fabulous photographs and incisive pen portraits.

The Book of Beauty

The Book of Beauty

by Cecil Beaton

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1930
  • Pages : 67
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sketches of various contemporary women of note, with portraits.

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.

Beaton in Vogue

Beaton in Vogue

by Josephine Ross

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780500290248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shares images and writings of British-born photographer and designer Cecil Beaton revealing his own glamour, artistry, and wit--and that of his subjects--as well as a sense of history.

Beaton Photographs

Beaton Photographs

by Mark Holborn,Annie Leibovitz

  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release : 2015-09-08
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9781419717833
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This monumental survey is the first to do justice to Cecil Beaton's astonishing photographic career spanning six decades, from the 1920s to the 1970s. To create it, Mark Holborn thoroughly explored Beaton's vast studio archive, revealing an artist of extraordinary energy and ambition who made definitive portraits of the leading figures of his time, including Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, and Mick Jagger. Beaton immerses the reader in memorable social and cultural scenes, including the ceremony of the British royal family, the society of the 1920s, the glamour of Hollywood, the drama of World War II, the high artistic bohemia of Paris and London, and the pop royalty of the 1960s. Holborn contributes an introductory essay, and Annie Leibovitz offers an appreciation of Beaton as a portrait photographer.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II
Portraits by Cecil Beaton

by Susanna Brown

  • Publisher : Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781851776542
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the long relationship between the celebrated photographer and the British royal family, offering insight into how his royal portraits shaped the monarchy's public image throughout the mid-20th century.

Fashion

Fashion
An Anthology by Cecil Beaton

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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