Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton

Portraits & Profiles

Book - 2014
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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. This combines his photographs with excepts from his journals.
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Limited Publishers, 2014
Edition: First Frances Lincoln edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780711235502
0711235503
Branch Call Number: 779.2092 BEATON
Characteristics: 287 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Vickers, Hugo
Alternative Title: Portraits and profiles

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Oct 12, 2015

This book is very well organized. It is divided into sections with full page photographs accompanied by a short bio and notes from Beaton's diaries. Unfortunately, Beaton's notes are mostly descriptive, not insightful. The photographs are beautiful, but Beaton was indeed a snob in terms of who he valued as subjects of his photographs.

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