Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was a man of dazzling charm and style, and his talents were many. In his twenties, he recorded London and New York society in needle-sharp words and drawings, and then, at Conde Nasts insistence, in photographs. The resulting work earned him a place among the great chroniclers of fashion. In this classic book, now in a ...Read MoreCecil Beaton (1904-1980) was a man of dazzling charm and style, and his talents were many. In his twenties, he recorded London and New York society in needle-sharp words and drawings, and then, at Conde Nasts insistence, in photographs. The resulting work earned him a place among the great chroniclers of fashion. In this classic book, now in a sumptuous paperback edition after many years out of print, Josephine Ross selects and introduces articles, drawings and photographs by Beaton dating from the 1920s to the 1970s. It includes Beatons essays and vignettes on high society and its denizens, as well as such stars of the arts as Greta Garbo, Ralph Richardson, Pablo Picasso and David Hockney. It also reproduces Beatons war photographs, drawings and writings, from bombed London to China and the North Africa Desert. Beaton loved "Vogue", and his contributions testify to the wit, imagination and professionalism that the man and the magazine always had in common.Read Less
Fair. Book and Dust Jacket have noticeable wear. Still very usable. Interior free from markings. The binding is slightly damaged, but the book is still holding together nicely. SHIPS W/IN 24 HOURS! Processed by DHL with USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard Shipping & 2-3 Day Expedited Shipping! ! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!
First U.S. edition. Hardcover. First printing. 240 pages. A comprehensive look at the contributions Beaton made to Vogue magazine over the course of his long career. Includes numerous black and white and some color images. A close to near fine copy with some slight bumping to the corners in a near fine dust jacket with very slight wear to the spine ends and some rubbing to the rear panel. Still, a very nice copy.
Near Fine in Fine Dustjacket. Wide quarto, about 11.5 inches tall (29.5 cm) tall, in dark brown cloth. 240 pages illustrated by photographs, drawings, color reproductions. Mainly a photography monograph but Beaton did a lot of other things in Vogue: fashion designer, painter, set designer, etc. A beautifully produced book. The front cover of the book has a short, light scratch. Otherwise the book and jacket are bright, clean, and unworn.
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