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Cecil Beaton at Home

Cecil Beaton at Home Book
Author : Andrew Ginger
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2016
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 Book
Author : Andrew Ginger
Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
Release : 2016-10-11
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 Book
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2020-08-06
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.

Ashcombe

Ashcombe Book
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-04-11
ISBN : 9780957311985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton Book
Author : Hugo Vickers
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-03-05
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.

Cecil Beaton s Cocktail Book

Cecil Beaton s Cocktail Book Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-04-21
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

Cecil Beaton Book
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Frances Lincoln
Release : 2017-11-02
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 Unexpurgated Beaton

The Unexpurgated Beaton Book
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2007-12-18
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.

Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Elizabeth  The Queen Mother Book
Author : Hugo Vickers
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2013-03-31
ISBN : 1448150728
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Harold Nicolson called her 'the greatest Queen since Cleopatra', while Cecil Beaton called her 'a marshmallow made on a welding machine'. Stephen Tennant said: 'She looked everything that she was not: gentle, gullible, tenderness mingled with dispassionate serenity, cool, well-bred, remote. Behind this veil she schemed and vacillated, hard as nails.' Who was she? The Queen Mother's story has not yet been properly told. This was partly due to her long life, and the difficulty that always exists when a biography of a living person is attempted, partly because she was a queen - and the real person gets hidden behind the perceived image - and partly because she is hard to pin down. From her privileged aristocratic childhood, to the abdication and the problems with Diana - this book questions how she faced her challenges and crises, assess her role, how powerful she was, and how she coped. This is a candid, personal portrait of one of Britain's most loved national treasures. Hugo Vickers, an acknowledged expert on the House of Windsor, has spent seventeen years researching this book, and observed the Queen Mother in public and private over a period of forty years.

The Book of Beauty

The Book of Beauty Book
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1930
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sketches of various contemporary women of note, with portraits.

Loving Garbo

Loving Garbo Book
Author : Hugo Vickers
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012-02-29
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.

At Home and Abroad in the Empire

At Home and Abroad in the Empire Book
Author : Robin Hackett,Freda Hauser,Gay Wachman
Publisher : Associated University Presse
Release : 2009
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.

Fashion

Fashion Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1971
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Beaton in the Sixties

Beaton in the Sixties Book
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Release : 2003-01-01
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

The Glass of Fashion

The Glass of Fashion Book
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Release : 2014-09-02
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.

The Perfect Home

The Perfect Home Book
Author : Mary Gilliatt
Publisher : Gramercy Books
Release : 1991-02-09
ISBN : 9780517051818
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a guided tour of the world's most glamorous homes, from an ancient English castle to a Manhattan apartment

Cecil Beaton s Fair Lady

Cecil Beaton s Fair Lady Book
Author : Cecil Beaton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1964
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fashion an Anthology by Cecil Beaton

Fashion  an Anthology by Cecil Beaton Book
Author : Madeleine Ginsburg,Cecil Beaton
Publisher : V & A Pub
Release : 1971-01-01
ISBN : 9780901486400
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Fashion an Anthology by Cecil Beaton book written by Madeleine Ginsburg,Cecil Beaton, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Queen Mother

Queen Mother Book
Author : William Shawcross
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2013-08-04
ISBN : 1447255887
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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‘Enchanting, often moving and sometimes hilarious’ Daily Mail Full of wit, hilarity, acute observation and a deeply held sense of duty, the Queen Mother’s letters give readers a vivid insight into the person behind the public face. Here, in her own words, is her grief at the tragically early death of the King in 1952 and her determination to rise above that terrible blow and, despite her sadness, to find a new role for herself during the long years of widowhood. ‘The warm personality and humour of the late, much-loved Queen Mother shines through in her letters, as does her affection for all, whether below or above stairs’ Scotsman ‘Recaptures her effervescent charm, and the simple fact that she was a good egg’ Spectator ‘How one warms to her!’ Evening Standard

Broken Face In The Mirror Crooks and Fallen Stars That Look Very Much Like Us

Broken Face In The Mirror  Crooks and Fallen Stars That Look Very Much Like Us  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Release : 2020-12-05
ISBN : 1434947238
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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