Danziger, James N.
Place Published: New York, NY, U.S.A.:
Publisher: Viking Penguin,
Date Published: 1980.
Description: Dust jacket reads: "Edited and with Text by James Danziger. When critics and historians are ready to give their definitive consideration of Sir Cecil Beaton's achievements, there is little doubt that as a diarist he will be found to have had few peers. His drawings and watercolors will be sought eagerly, and the influence of his stage design will linger. But it is his reputation as a photographer that will live after him with the acclaim reserved for great artists. Cecil Beaton died at his home in Wiltshire, England, on January 18, 1980,just four days after the celebration of his seventy-sixth birthday. Two months previously James Danziger and he had gone over the final design of this book. Assembled with Sir Cecil's full cooperation and enthusiasm, this very special collection of photographs represents an enormously rich body of work, from his earliest pictures, taken at the age of eleven, to his last, taken in Paris in 1979. Although he is best remembered as a dashing society figure and a photographer of fashion, Beaton was a master of many photographic genres, and his travel pictures, his war pictures, and the oddments that crop up regularly through the years underscore his range and versatility many times over. In addition to a gallery of personalities political, artistic, royal, literary, theatrical, and social, James Danziger has included in this superb volume many of Beaton's personal photographs of Greta Garbo, the woman he loved; and Beaton with his family, with his classmates at Cambridge, and with friends, such as Lord Louis Mountbatten and Anita Loos. In his text Danziger relates the history of Beaton's times and the events of his life to the photographs. From Beaton's youth, through his days in Hollywood and his war experiences, to his knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II-his most eminent sitter-Danziger explains what might have inspired many of the pictures. The most extensive collection of Beaton's work ever to be published, this volume will remain the definitive reflection of a dazzling lifetime of photography."Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Back
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 3952