Cecil Beaton at Home Book

Cecil Beaton at Home


  • Author : Andrew Ginger
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847848775

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Cecil Beaton at Home Excerpt :

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 raffiné 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.

Cecil Beaton Book

Cecil Beaton


  • Author : Giles Huxley-parlour
  • Publisher : Chris Beetles Limited
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 1905738137

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Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was essential to the cultural life of Britain and beyond in the twentieth

Cecil Beaton s Cocktail Book Book

Cecil Beaton s Cocktail Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 1855147777

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Cecil Beaton s Cocktail Book Excerpt :

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.

The Glass of Fashion Book

The Glass of Fashion


  • Author : Cecil Beaton
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847844647

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The Glass of Fashion Excerpt :

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.

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition Book

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition


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

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Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition Excerpt :

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 Book

Cecil Beaton


  • Author : Cecil Beaton
  • Publisher : Stewart Tabori & Chang
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015038434190

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Cecil Beaton Excerpt :

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.

Cecil Beaton s Bright Young Things Book

Cecil Beaton s Bright Young Things


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : National Portrait Gallery
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 1855147726

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Cecil Beaton s Bright Young Things Excerpt :

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.

Beaton Retrospective Book

Beaton Retrospective


  • Author : Cecil Beaton
  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0224101803

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Beaton Retrospective Excerpt :

Cecil Beatonâe(tm)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. Beatonâe(tm)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 Beatonâe(tm)s last great assignment. The book is drawn mostly from the 100,000 prints and negatives of the Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sothebyâe(tm)s and follows the definitive monograph of his work during the war years, Theatre of War, published in 2012.

Love Cecil Book

Love Cecil


  • Author : Lisa Immordino Vreeland
  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • Release Date : 2017-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1419726609

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Love Cecil Excerpt :

In Love, Cecil, Lisa Immordino Vreeland offers an evocative por�trait of this talented whirlwind whose creative work captured many facets of the 20th century. Using photography, drawings, letters, and scrapbooks by Beaton and his contemporaries, along with excerpts from his sparkling diaries and other writ�ings, Immordino Vreeland brings his spirit to life in a way that no previous book has been able to do. Immordino Vreeland organizes her book around the circles of Beaton's daily life: the people who inspired and influenced him, his colorful friends, his fellow photographers, his Hollywood conquests, his wartime service, and his English roots. This cavalcade offers a shimmering vision of high style, but it also captures often-troubled souls struggling to create the open, tolerant, creative worlds of art and culture that we have inherited today.

Cecil Beaton Book

Cecil Beaton


  • Author : Roy Strong
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 0500275807

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Cecil Beaton Book

Cecil Beaton


  • Author : Cecil Beaton
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Release Date : 2017-11-02
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 0711239215

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Cecil Beaton Excerpt :

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.

Ashcombe Book

Ashcombe


  • Author : Cecil Beaton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-04-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0957311982

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Queen Elizabeth II Book

Queen Elizabeth II


  • Author : Susanna Brown
  • Publisher : Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1851776540

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Queen Elizabeth II Excerpt :

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.

Cecil Beaton Book

Cecil Beaton


  • Author : Cecil Beaton
  • Publisher : Skira
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780847835652

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Museum of the City of New York, October 2011-March 2012.