The Wandering Years 1922-1939.
Place Published: Great Britain:
Publisher: Little Brown and Co.,
Date Published: 1961.
Description: 387 pages with 37 black and white photographs. The book is in VERY GOOD condition with minor discoloration on top and bottom edges of hardback; stamp on ffep. A very bright, clean copy. The dust jacket is in VERY GOOD minor wear to edges of jacket, 1" closed tear to upper front edge; small open tear to back bottom edge. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines and other treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and other curious people...like CECIL BEATON. Dust jacket reads: Few franker autobiographical documents have seen the light of day. For almost as long as he has been able to write Cecil Beaton has been keeping his diaries. They have accumulated year after year, and from this now formidable pile of notebooks he has extracted the substance of a volume covering seventeen years. He does not attempt to present an idealized self-portrait: the reverse is the case. He reveals his youthful setbacks; his differences with his devoted but at times unsympathetic family; his doubts and his early failures-just as frankly and dispassionately as he depicts his later triumphs. He describes-and illustrated with his photographs-his friendships with famous men and women, artists, writers, actors and actresses, film stars and celebrated social figures. He also portrays the friends of his youth and childhood, his parents and relations, against the background of an ordinary English household from which emerged an extraordinarily gifted young man. Cecil Beaton seldom spares his contemporaries-many of his personal sketches are drawn in acid strokes-nor does he spare himself. The result is a fascinating and disarming book, one of the most unusual memoirs of our time. Cecil Beaton was educated at Harrow and Cambridge. Artist, writer, designer and photographer, he is probably best know for his photographs of the British Royal Family. He has designed scenery and costumes for numerous ballets, operas, plays and various other theatrical productions, including the costumes for MY FAIR LADY. His books include THE GLASS OF FASHION, IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE, THE FACE OF THE WORLD and JAPANESE. He is an enthusiastic traveller, gardener, diarist, arbiter of taste and art collector.Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
Book Id: 18588