Cecil Beaton at Home

Written By Andrew Ginger
Cecil Beaton at Home
  • Publsiher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release : 25 October 2016
  • ISBN : 0847848779
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Cecil Beaton at Home written by Andrew Ginger which was release on 25 October 2016, this book published by Rizzoli Publications. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain’s Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffiné interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on two homes dear to Beaton’s heart—Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in the same county—as well as London's Pelham Place and Beaton’s New York hotel suites. Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration, a photographer’s studio, and a stage for impressive entertaining, Beaton’s country homes also fueled his passion for art, gardening, and delight in village life. Against his often-extravagant interiors, Beaton’s private life unfolds—his unique talent for self-promotion, desire for theatricality, and uncertain pursuit of love. This lavishly illustrated visual biography brings together original photographs, artworks, and possessions from his interiors to present an intimate picture of Beaton’s extraordinary life.

Cecil Beaton at Home

Cecil Beaton at Home
  • Author : Andrew Ginger
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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Summary : A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain’s Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, ...

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition
  • Author : Andrew Ginger
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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Summary : A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain's Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 227
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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  • Publisher : Jonathan Cape
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-07-01
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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Summary : In this unique intervention in the study of queer culture, Dominic Janes highlights that, under the gaze of social conservatism, 'gay' life was hiding in plain sight. Indeed, he argues that the worlds of glamour, fashion, art and countercultural style provided rich opportunities for the construction of queer spectacle in ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Total pages : 688
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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  • Publisher : Academy Editions Limited
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  • Total pages : 127
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-03-31
  • Total pages : 656
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  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 312
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  • Author : Gregory Woods
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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Summary : A landmark account of gay and lesbian creative networks and the seismic changes they brought to twentieth-century culture In a hugely ambitious study which crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar ...

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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-24
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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  • Publisher : Cleis Press Start
  • Release Date : 2012-03-23
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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Summary : A distinctly queer presence permeates the history of the visual arts — from Michelangelo's David and homoerotic images on ancient Greek vases to Frida Kahlo's self-portraits and the photography of Claude Cahun and Robert Mapplethorpe. The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts is a comprehensive work showcasing the enormous contribution of ...

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  • Author : Paul Delany
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 335
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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Summary : Bill Brandt, the greatest of British photographers, who visually defined the English identity in the mid-twentieth century, was an enigma. Indeed, despite his assertions to the contrary, he was not in fact English at all. His life, like much of his work, was an elaborate construction. England was his adopted ...

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  • Author : Ian Woodward
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0847848779
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Summary : In this first major study of the captivating life of Audrey Hepburn, Ian Woodward uncovers the truly sensational story of one of Hollywood's most enduring legends. Ranked number 50 in Empire Magazine's 'Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time', her appeal as a screen icon is set to last for years to ...