Cecil Beaton At Home

Cecil Beaton At Home

Cecil Beaton At Home

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.

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Genre : Photographers
Author : Andrew Ginger
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780847848775


Cecil Beaton At Home Deluxe Edition

Cecil Beaton At Home Deluxe Edition

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.

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Genre : Design
Author : Andrew Ginger
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2016-10-11
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 0847859894


Cecil Beaton Theatre Of War

Cecil Beaton Theatre Of War

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.

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Genre : History
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2020-08-06
Total Pages : 228 Pages
ISBN : 9781446484364


Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton

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.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 227 Pages
ISBN : 0224096303


Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton

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Genre : Great Britain
Author : Roy Strong
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 227 Pages
ISBN : 0500275807


Cecil Beaton S Cocktail Book

Cecil Beaton S Cocktail Book

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.

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Genre : Cooking
Author :
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Release : 2020-04-21
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 1855147777


Ashcombe

Ashcombe

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Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher :
Release : 2014-04-11
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0957311982


The Glass Of Fashion

The Glass Of Fashion

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.

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Genre : Design
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2014-09-02
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780847844647


Cecil Beaton S Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton S Bright Young Things

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.

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Genre : Photography
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Publisher : National Portrait Gallery
Release : 2020-04-21
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 1855147726


The Queen

The Queen

Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 64 years, longer than any British monarch in history. During that time the Queen has endured the ups and downs that long life will bring. She was a beacon of hope during and after the Second World War in difficult times when the world faced a precarious future, and she has served as a role model for generations of men and women who continue to be in awe of her commitment to service, sacrifice, and the Commonwealth of nations over which she rules. The abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, in 1936 turned her family’s world upside-down. When her father was crowned King George VI, Elizabeth was thrust into the eye of the storm as a future queen. A shy and reserved child, she grew into a wise and insightful monarch who has dealt ably with nine British Prime Ministers during her long reign, from Winston Churchill to Theresa May. It was, of course, not always straightforward and the Queen has found herself in hot water several times, most notably during the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. When Diana was tragically killed in a car crash the standing of the Royal Family was probably at its lowest ebb. It is unlikely that we will ever see a monarch reign so long or so effectively again, holding together a disparate group of nations, each with its own aspirations, customs and traditions. Catherine Ryan has written an intriguing biography of one of the most famous women of modern times, who at 91 years old still seems fit and healthy and looks very unlikely to hand over the reins to her successors any time soon.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Catherine Ryan
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Release : 2018-01-16
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780785835738