Cecil Beaton: Portraits And Profiles by Cecil BeatonCecil Beaton: Portraits And Profiles by Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton: Portraits And Profiles

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Paperback | November 2, 2017

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This beautiful collection of fabulous photographs and incisive pen portraits captures the world of Cecil Beaton, one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century.

Cecil Beaton: Portraits and Profiles?combines Beaton's photographic and pen portraits. Beaton's portraits offer insight, beauty, witty observations and a fascinating glimpse into his world. His images often flattered but his diaries and journals didn't necessarily follow suit and he was described by Jean Cocteau as `Malice in Wonderland'. ?

Included are stars of music, fashion, society, stage and screen. From Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol, Coco Chanel and Princess Grace through to Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor and Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

OfAudrey Hepburn, Beaton said `she is like a portrait by Modigliani where the various distortions are not only interesting in themselves but make a completely satisfying composite'.

Marilyn Monroe`romps, she squeals with delight, she leaps on the sofa. It is an artless, impromptu, high-spirited, infectiously gay performance. It will probably end in tears'.

Marlon Brandowas `pallid as a mushroom, smooth-skinned and scarred, with curved feminine lips and silky hair, he seems as unhealthy as a lame duck. Yet his ram-like profile has the harsh strength of the gutter'

Cecil Beaton's life spanned many worlds and these are captured here through his fabulous photographs and incisive observations.?

SIR CECIL BEATON(1904–80) was educated at Harrow and Cambridge. His photographs first appeared inVanity FairandVoguein the 1920s. During World War II he served in the British Ministry of Information, covering the fighting in Africa and East Asia. The foremost photographer of his day, he also designed the settings and costumes for numer...
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Title:Cecil Beaton: Portraits And ProfilesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 2, 2017Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711239215

ISBN - 13:9780711239210

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