Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things
Published by National Portrait Gallery, London.
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Cecil Beaton (1904–80) was one of the most celebrated British portrait photographers of the 20th century, so renowned for his images of celebrities and high society that his own name has become synonymous with elegance, glamour and style. In the 1920s and ’30s, Beaton used his camera, his ambition and his larger-than-life personality to mingle with a flamboyant and rebellious group of artists and writers, socialites and partygoers whose spirit and style cut a dramatic swathe through the epoch. Canonizing the era’s “Bright Young Things” in his distinctive brand of opulent studio portraiture, Beaton worked his way up from middle-class suburban schoolboy to glittering society figure.
This miniature cocktail book features a delightful array of recipes inspired by the decadent drinks of Beaton’s youth, and the fabulous friends and celebrities whom he photographed. Period classics such as the Hanky Panky, Manhatten, Negroni and Sidecar are given contemporary twists by the Head Bartender and Mixologist of the world famous Claridge's Hotel in London, which played host to some of the most extravagant Bright Young gatherings. It is illustrated with the artist’s own photographs and the witty and distinctive drawings he produced throughout his life, recording people, travels and experiences, which were featured in Vogue magazine. A must-have for every well-appointed bar cart, Cecil Beaton’s Cocktail Book brings to life a deliriously eccentric, glamorous and creative era.
Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 120 pgs / 50 color.
Pub Date 5/12/2020
Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 19
ISBN 9781855147775 TRADE
List Price: $24.95 CDN $34.95
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This beautiful publication presents a selection of portraits by Cecil Beaton (1904–80), one of the 20th century's definitive and most stylish portraitists, whose oeuvre spans so many phases of social transformation. The portraits selected for this volume illustrate the range of his sitters from around the globe—actors, artists, writers, politicians, musicians, philosophers and royalty.
A tremendous innovator, Beaton had the gift of reinventing himself for each era he traversed, from capturing the froth and fun of the '20s and '30s to recording the horrors of World War II and the flamboyance of Swinging London. Subjects depicted here include the Duke of Windsor, Mick Jagger, Maria Callas, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Winston Churchill, Christian Dior, Orson Welles, Pablo Picasso, David Hockney, Georgia O’Keefe, T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley and Gertrude Stein.
With its delightful pink board cover, tip-on and embossing, this affordable volume is one of the most delightful Beaton monographs ever published.
Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 144 pgs / 94 bw.
Pub Date 9/25/2018
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Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 10
ISBN 9788417048723 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $55.00
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.