Place Published: Garden City, N.Y.:
Publisher: Doubleday & Company,
Date Published: 1951.
Description: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. This book is in VERY GOOD conditon with slightly cocked spine, minor discoloration and wear on front and back board edges and corners, light brown age discoloration on page edges, and owner's name inscribed with date on FFEP. The dust jacket is in VERY GOOD condition with crimping on top back edge, small open tearing on both spine ends, minor wear on corners and back spine fold edge. 255 pages filled with numerous black and white photos and illustrations by Beaton. This is a must for the CECIL BEATON, DUKE & DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, OR BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY collector. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treausres related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor...and other curious people. Dust jacket reads Cecil Beaton has known and photographed most of the most glamorous women of America. It was Beaton the Duke and Duchess of Windsor asked to take their wedding photographs. For years he has introduced revolutionary techniques in fashion photography. At present Beaton is the photographer for the British royal family as he was for England's leaders during World War II; and only recently he took the first shots of infant Prince Charles and Princess Anne. Cecil Beaton, then, is one of the most original and famous photographers of our time. An PHOTOBIOGRAPHY-with lucid prose, 100 superb pictures by the author, amusing personal reminiscences concerning the great whom Beaton has known, and priceless camera lore-documents brilliantly his fabulous, dazzling career. Beaton first aroused public interest with the fantastic baroque effects that were later to establish him as a top fashion photographer. He introduced new props and poses, photographed his subjects from all angles, created backgrounds out of rolls of paper, walls of ice blocks, beds of roses, and created a style whose influence is evident today in any illustrated magazine. Society women, fashion models, the most fascinating actresses of Broadway and Hollywood-Beaton has posed them all. During the war he took many remarkable shots of Britain's war leaders and sent back from the Near East hundreds of rolls of starkly realistic pictures of men at war. Some of the most delightful chapters in PHOTOBIOGRAPHY concern Beaton's role as photographer for England's royal family, and include fascinating anecdotes about the first pictures of Princess Elizabeth's two children. For the countless amateur and professional camera enthusiasts, the closing chapters give invaluable technical advice and an analysis of Beaton's methods. The illustrations complement the text perfectly, showing every phase of Beaton's work, including his activities as producer and designer for stage and ballet.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 13556