In the two essays accompanying this book of photography, Beaton is portrayed as a dandy who inspired David Bailey's generation with a sense of style, as a surrealist photographing Dali, a documentarist in the Western Desert in 1942, a traveller in the Orient and an ardent royalist. Beaton's "beauties" include Dietrich, Garbo and Marilyn Monroe. They are included here beside Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Jean Shrimpton, Jagger and Richards, Gilbert and George, Hockney and the Queen.
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Book Description Collins, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book is in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1503328679745
Book Description Collins, London, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 64pp., Pictorial b/w photographic covers, b/w illust. title-pages, b/w plts. & text, full page b/w photos, chron., bibliog., index. Author, critic, designer, artist, decorator, noted coversationalist- Cecil Beaton was all of these, as well as a talented photographer. He was entranced by the sparkling world of fashion and high society. With his camera, he chronicled half a century of people, places and fashions with skill and a deceptive lightness of touch. Size: Large Quarto. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 004046
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002323229
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR000913665