Cecil Beaton at Home

Cecil Beaton at Home
Author: Andrew Ginger
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780847848775
Language: en
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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 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

Cecil Beaton
Author: Roy Strong,Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton
Release: 1988
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0500275807
Language: en
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Cecil Beaton s Bright Young Things

Cecil Beaton s Bright Young Things
Author: Anonim
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: National Portrait Gallery
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1855147726
Language: en
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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.

Cecil Beaton s Cocktail Book

Cecil Beaton s Cocktail Book
Author: Anonim
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1855147777
Language: en
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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.

The book of beauty or regal gallery

The book of beauty or regal gallery
Author: Anonim
Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: BSB:BSB10729911
Language: en
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The Glass of Fashion

The Glass of Fashion
Author: Cecil Beaton
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780847844647
Language: en
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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.

Theatre of War

Theatre of War
Author: Cecil Beaton
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 227
ISBN: 022409629X
Language: en
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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.

Beaton Retrospective

Beaton Retrospective
Author: Cecil Beaton
Release: 2015-09-03
Editor: Jonathan Cape
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0224101803
Language: en
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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.

Ashcombe

Ashcombe
Author: Cecil Beaton
Release: 2014-04-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0957311982
Language: en
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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II
Author: Susanna Brown
Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Victoria & Albert Museum
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1851776540
Language: en
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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.

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
Author: Cecil Beaton,Philippe Garner,David Mellor
Release: 1995
Editor: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Pages: 319
ISBN: UOM:39015038434190
Language: en
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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.

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition
Author: Andrew Ginger
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0847859894
Language: en
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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

Cecil Beaton
Author: Cecil Beaton
Release: 2017-11-02
Editor: Frances Lincoln
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0711239215
Language: en
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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.

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
Author: Cecil Beaton,Donald Albrecht,Museum of the City of New York
Release: 2011
Editor: Skira
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780847835652
Language: en
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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.

Indian Diary Album

Indian Diary   Album
Author: Cecil Beaton
Release: 1991
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 192
ISBN: UOM:39015024791066
Language: en
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Photographs and excerpts from his diary chronicle the author's travels through India during the years of World War II

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
Author: Hugo Vickers
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781529316254
Language: en
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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.

Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton
Author: Giles Huxley-parlour,Cecil Beaton
Release: 2009
Editor: Chris Beetles Limited
Pages: 90
ISBN: 1905738137
Language: en
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Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was essential to the cultural life of Britain and beyond in the twentieth

Loving Garbo

Loving Garbo
Author: Hugo Vickers
Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Random House
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781446499696
Language: en
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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.

Malice in Wonderland

Malice in Wonderland
Author: Hugo Vickers
Release: 2021-05-13
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 485
ISBN: 9781529338041
Language: en
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'A fascinating document, a window on to a lost world of glamour, grandeur and snobbery . . . an elegy, sad and comical, to a passing era' Craig Brown, MAIL ON SUNDAY 'I got as caught up in these distant but strangely evocative events as Vickers did . . . delicious in its way, recreating a lost world' Ysenda Maxtone Graham, THE TIMES 'A luxuriant trawl through the recovered past . . . extraordinary book' John Walsh, SUNDAY TIMES 'A quite brilliant record of a fading social and artistic milieu . . . a world to which Vickers is an unrivalled cicerone' Matthew Sturgis, THE OLDIE 'Vickers' diaries bristle with injudicious indiscretion...it is no small compliment to say that the biographer is here the equal of his subject' Michael Arditti, THE SPECTATOR 'Beaton himself was one of the finest 20th-century diarists. It is no small compliment to say that the biographer is here the equal of his subject' THE SPECTATOR 'Illuminating and brilliantly scurrilous' Marcus Field, THE STANDARD 'Scintillating' DAILY MAIL 'When Mr Vickers has his eye to the keyhole, we see a secret panorama' Dominic Green, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 'Vickers - as ever - is a warm and enthusiastic guide to a nearly lost world' TATLER.COM The witty and perceptive diaries kept by Cecil Beaton's authorised biographer during his many fascinating encounters with extraordinary - often legendary - characters in his search for the real Cecil Beaton. Hugo Vickers's life took a dramatic turn in 1979 when the legendary Sir Cecil Beaton invited him to be his authorised biographer. The excitement of working with the famous photographer was dashed only days later when Cecil Beaton died. But the journey had begun - Vickers was entrusted with Beaton's papers, diaries and, most importantly, access to his friends and contemporaries. The resulting book, first published in 1985, was a bestseller. In Malice in Wonderland, Vickers shares excerpts from his personal diaries kept during this period. For five years, Vickers travelled the world and talked to some of the most fascinating and important social and cultural figures of the time, including royalty such as the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, film stars such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Julie Andrews, writers such as Truman Capote, and photographers such as Irving Penn and Horst. And not only Beaton's friends - Vickers sought out the enemies too, notably Irene Selznick. He was taken under the wings of Lady Diana Cooper, Clarissa Avon and Diana Vreeland. Drawn into Beaton's world and accepted by its members, Vickers the emerging biographer also began his own personal adventure. The outsider became the insider - Beaton's friends became his friends. Malice in Wonderland is a fascinating portrait of a now disappeared world, and vividly and sensitively portrays some of its most fascinating characters as we travel with Vickers on his quest.

Cecil Beaton Stage and Film Designs

Cecil Beaton  Stage and Film Designs
Author: Charles Spencer
Release: 1975
Editor: London : Academy Editions ; New York : St. Martin's Press
Pages: 115
ISBN: UOM:39015030766060
Language: en
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