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Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook

Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook
Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook
Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook
Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook
Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook

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Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook

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Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (January 14, 1904 – January 18, 1980) was an English fashion and portrait photographer. Educated at Harrow and St. John’s College, Cambridge, Beaton picked up photography on his own. At the end of his college career in 1925, he had set up his own successful photography studio. One of his earliest clients and, later, best friends was Stephen Tennant; Beaton’s photographs of Tennant and his circle are considered some of the best representations of the “young England” of the twenties and thirties. Beaton is best known for his fashion photographs and society portraits. He worked as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue in addition to photographing celebrities in Hollywood. He also worked as a stage and film designer, including the musicals Gigi (1958) and My Fair Lady (1965). When he returned to London, he was honored as the official photographer to the Royal Family. During the Second World War, he worked for the British Ministry of Information, as a documentary photographer. 

  • 392 pages
  • 218 illustrations
  • English
  • W 12.12 x L 15.27 x D 2.48 in
  • Hardcover in a luxury slipcase

 

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