Love Cecil

A Journey with Cecil Beaton
Author: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781419726606
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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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

The Authorised Biography
Author: Hugo Vickers
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781842126134
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 688
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At Cecil Beaton’s request, Vickers became his authorized biographer, and was granted access to voluminous unpublished material. But, because Beaton died only two days after commissioning the work, Vickers had no restrictions. The result: an instant bestseller, indispensable to anyone interested in 20th century culture. “Rich, dense, thick and tasty as a fruitcake... lovers of photography...will take their time and swallow every last crumb....An enormous, unsparing, inch-by-inch... chronicle of an English snob’s progress through the 20th century.”—Tom Wolfe, New York Times.

Beaton in the Sixties

The Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them, 1965-1969
Author: Cecil Beaton
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 522
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The personal journals of an official photographer to the British royal family and Academy Award-winning Hollywood and Broadway designer feature his observations of the worlds of fashion, society, and show business during the sixites.

The Glass of Fashion

A Personal History of Fifty Years of Changing Tastes and the People Who Have Inspired Them
Author: Cecil Beaton
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847844641
Category: Design
Page: 400
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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 Unexpurgated Beaton

The Cecil Beaton Diaries as He Wrote Them, 1970-1980
Author: Cecil Beaton
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307429520
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Cecil Beaton


Author: Giles Huxley-parlour,Cecil Beaton
Publisher: Chris Beetles Limited
ISBN: 9781905738137
Category: Photography
Page: 90
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Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was essential to the cultural life of Britain and beyond in the twentieth

Ashcombe


Author: Cecil Beaton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780957311985
Category:
Page: N.A
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Theatre of War


Author: Cecil Beaton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780224096294
Category: Photography
Page: 227
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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.

A Life in Fashion

The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton
Author: Benjamin Wild,Tim Walker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500518335
Category:
Page: 144
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When Cecil Beaton died in 1980, it was not surprising that one of his tailors was telephoned with the news before Buckingham Palace, despite his close association with the Royal Family. From the moment he arrived at Cambridge University in 1922 wearing evening jacket, red shoes, black-and-white trousers and a large cravat, to his first meeting with Greta Garbo ten years later in 'pristine white kid coat, sharkskin, and new white shoes and socks', to his appearance nearly forty years later at Truman Capote's 1970 Black and White Ball, Beaton expressed a flamboyant sartorial nonchalance - a sprezzatura. He had accounts with many Savile Row tailors; he bought his hats from Herbert Johnson and Lock & Co, his shirts from Excello in New York; and the clothes he bought from Lanz of Salzburg are now, along with other elements of his wardrobe, in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, and the V&A, London. His wardrobe went through many changes, beautifully documented and illustrated in this virtuoso study, which will delight and inform the big new audience for men's clothes that are distinctive, supremely well made, and carrying authority with style.

Cecil Beaton at Home

An Interior Life
Author: Andrew Ginger
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847848779
Category: Photographers
Page: 368
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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

Photographs 1920-1970
Author: Cecil Beaton,Philippe Garner,David Alan Mellor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography, Artistic
Page: 319
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Baroque Between the Wars

Alternative Style in the Arts, 1918-1939
Author: Jane Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198808770
Category: Aesthetics, Baroque
Page: 336
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Baroque between the Wars is a fascinating and new account of the arts in the twenties and thirties. We often think of this time as being dominated by modernism, yet the period saw a dialogue between modern baroque--eclectic, playful, camp, open to influence from popular culture yet in dialogue with the past, and unafraid of the grotesque or surreal--and modernism, which was theory-driven, didactic, exclusive, and essentially neo-classical. Jane Stevenson argues that both baroque and classical forms were equally valid responses to the challenge of modernity, by setting painting and literature in the context of 'minor arts' such as interior design, photography, fashion, ballet, and flower arranging, and by highlighting the social context and sexual politics of creative production. Accessibly written and generously illustrated, the volume focuses on artists, artefacts, clients, places, and publicists to demonstrate how baroque offered a whole way of being modern which was actively subversive of the tenets of modernism and practised by the people modernism habitually defined as not worth listening to, particularly women and homosexuals.

Cecil Beaton

The New York Years
Author: Cecil Beaton,Donald Albrecht,Museum of the City of New York
Publisher: Skira
ISBN: 0847835650
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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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.

Diana Vreeland

The Eye Has to Travel
Author: Lisa Vreeland
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810997431
Category: Design
Page: 256
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"Called "The High Priestess of Fashion," Diana Vreeland was an American original whose impact on fashion and style in her time was legendary. This volume chronicles fifty years of international fashion and Vreeland's life"--

Beaton

The Art of the Scrapbook
Author: Cecil Beaton
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9782759404728
Category: Art
Page: 391
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As one of the 20th century's most important photographers, Cecil Beaton documented lives both famous and quotidian in dozens of scrapbooks now held by Sotheby's London. In the course of his decades-long career as a photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, as well as a British war correspondent, Beaton helped invent the cult of the celebrity image. In these pages, reproduced here for the first time, you will enter a fabulous and surreal party where Tallulah Bankhead rubs shoulders with a bust of Voltaire and a portrait of Stravinsky, and where Beaton's first trip on the Queen Mary coincides with Queen Elizabeth's coronation.

The Uncommon Reader

A Novella
Author: Alan Bennett
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429934534
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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From one of England's most celebrated writers, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of England and the subversive power of reading When her corgis stray into a mobile library parked near Buckingham Palace, the Queen feels duty-bound to borrow a book. Discovering the joy of reading widely (from J. R. Ackerley, Jean Genet, and Ivy Compton-Burnett to the classics) and intelligently, she finds that her view of the world changes dramatically. Abetted in her newfound obsession by Norman, a young man from the royal kitchens, the Queen comes to question the prescribed order of the world and loses patience with the routines of her role as monarch. Her new passion for reading initially alarms the palace staff and soon leads to surprising and very funny consequences for the country at large. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life.

Inside the Royal Wardrobe

A Dress History of Queen Alexandra
Author: Kate Strasdin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474269958
Category: Design
Page: 192
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Queen Alexandra used clothes to fashion images of herself as a wife, a mother and a royal: a woman who both led Britain alongside her husband Edward VII and lived her life through fashion. Inside the Royal Wardrobe overturns the popular portrait of a vapid and neglected queen, examining the surviving garments of Alexandra, Princess of Wales – who later became Queen Consort – to unlock a rich tapestry of royal dress and society in the second half of the 19th century. More than 130 extraordinary garments from Alexandra's wardrobe survive, from sumptuous court dress and politicised fancy dress to mourning attire and elegant coronation gowns, and can be found in various collections around the world, from London, Oslo and Denmark to New York, Toronto and Tokyo. Curator and fashion scholar Kate Strasdin places these garments at the heart of this in-depth study, examining their relationships to issues such as body politics, power, celebrity, social identity and performance, and interpreting Alexandra's world from the objects out. Adopting an object-based methodology, the book features a range of original sources from letters, travel journals and newspaper editorials, to wardrobe accounts, memoirs, tailors' ledgers and business records. Revealing a shrewd and socially aware woman attuned to the popular power of royal dress, the work will appeal to students and scholars of costume, fashion and dress history, as well as of material culture and 19th century history.

Beaton Retrospective


Author: Cecil Beaton
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: 9780224101806
Category:
Page: 352
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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.

A Curious Friendship

The Story of a Bluestocking and a Bright Young Thing
Author: Anna Thomasson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447245555
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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'I loved A Curious Friendship. Anna Thomasson, in her first book, has brilliantly captured this strange coterie.' Sir Roy Strong The winter of 1924: Edith Olivier, alone for the first time at the age of 51, thought her life had come to an end. For Rex Whistler, a 19-year-old art student, life was just beginning. They were to start an intimate and unlikely friendship that would transform their lives. Gradually Edith's world opened up and she became a writer. Her home, the Daye House, in a wooded corner of the Wilton estate, became a sanctuary for Whistler and the other brilliant and beautiful younger men of her circle: among them Siegfried Sassoon, Stephen Tennant, William Walton, John Betjeman, the Sitwells and Cecil Beaton - for whom she was 'all the muses'. The story is set against the backdrop of a period that spanned the madcap parties of the 1920s, the sophistication of the 1930s and the drama and austerity of the Second World War. With an extraordinary cast of friends and acquaintances, from the Royal Family to Tallulah Bankhead, Anna Thomasson's A Curious Friendship brings to life, for the first time, the curious, unlikely and fascinating friendship of a bluestocking and a bright young thing.