Portraits

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    In 1928 Cecil Beaton declared that beauty was the most important word in the dictionary and as far as his photographs went he lived by this maxim.Roy Strong in his introductory essay Beaton Portraits 1928 1968 states that when he was appointed the National Portrait Gallery s Director at the age of 31 his two main aims were to get the Gallery to acknowledge photography and to accept that portraits of living celebrities should adorn the Gallery s walls, something that had been forbidden to t In 1928 Cecil Beaton declared that beauty was the most important word in the dictionary and as far as his photographs went he lived by this maxim.Roy Strong in his introductory essay Beaton Portraits 1928 1968 states that when he was appointed the National Portrait Gallery s Director at the age of 31 his two main aims were to get the Gallery to acknowledge photography and to accept that portraits of living celebrities should adorn the Gallery s walls, something that had been forbidden to that date.In mounting an exhibition of Cecil Beaton s work soon after his appointment he immediately achieved both his aims and the 150 photographs in this book are a follow up in that they accompanied a further exhibition of Beaton s work in 2004.In his own words Beaton believed that he was intensely individual and the photographs within these pages certainly support that view He was something of a surrealist and acknowledgement of that genre shines through in many of his portraits Coco Chanel with a flowering growth coming out of the top of her head, Edith Sitwell asleep as if in a sarcophegus and Orson Welles clutching a skull and a decapitated head of a model And there is a portrait of the surrealist master himself, Salvador Dale, complete with his muse Gala perhaps not surprisingly Salvador carries a rapier and Gala wears a fencing mask There are, of course,traditional photographs Fred and Adele Astaire looking very debonair, a sultry looking Nancy Cunard a particular heroine of mine , Gary Cooper looking farcool anc collected than in High Noon and Johnny Weissmuller on the set of Tarzan And there are many, manyinteresting portraits.All the photographs have the unmistakeable stamp of the genius that was Cecil Beaton and the essays by Strong, Pepper and Conrad all add to the enjoyment of the book


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Portraits ✩ Portraits pdf ❤ Author Cecil Beaton – Polishdarling.co.uk Sir Cecil Beaton was one of the most renowned photographers of his generation A major contributor to Vogue andVanity Fair inBritain, France, and America, Beaton captured for posterity such admired s Sir Cecil Beaton was one of the most renowned photographers of his generation A major contributor to Vogue andVanity Fair inBritain, France, and America, Beaton captured for posterity such admired subjects as artists Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dal , Andy Warhol, and Richard Avedon actresses Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Greta Garbo statesmen and politicians Winston Churchill and Robert Kennedy and, of course, Britain s Royal Family This sumptuously illustrated book published on the centenary of Beaton s birth brings together many of his evocative Portraits in celebration of his remarkable life and workGifted in an extraordinary range of fields, Beaton was noted for his flamboyant sense of style His Portraits, fashion photographs, book jacket designs, war reportage, designs for theater and film, and diaries mark him as one of the first international multi media artists This book features an illustrated essay discussing the wide range of the photographer s career as well as a portfolio ofbeautiful reproductions of his most famous Portraits and an extended illustrated chronology Beaton Portraits isan exciting and comprehensive look at a tour de force photographer and is an essential book for anyone interested in photography, fashion, or twentieth century style and design.

    Portraits PDF/EPUB ï Hardcover Richard Avedon actresses Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Greta Garbo statesmen and politicians Winston Churchill and Robert Kennedy and, of course, Britain s Royal Family This sumptuously illustrated book published on the centenary of Beaton s birth brings together many of his evocative Portraits in celebration of his remarkable life and workGifted in an extraordinary range of fields, Beaton was noted for his flamboyant sense of style His Portraits, fashion photographs, book jacket designs, war reportage, designs for theater and film, and diaries mark him as one of the first international multi media artists This book features an illustrated essay discussing the wide range of the photographer s career as well as a portfolio ofbeautiful reproductions of his most famous Portraits and an extended illustrated chronology Beaton Portraits isan exciting and comprehensive look at a tour de force photographer and is an essential book for anyone interested in photography, fashion, or twentieth century style and design."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Portraits
  • Cecil Beaton
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 0300102895

About the Author: Cecil Beaton

Born in London in , Cecil Beaton s first photographs were of his sisters styled in theatrical decadent costumes His unique flair for elegance and fantasy lead him to become one of the most successful and influential portrait and fashion photographers of the th century Baron Adolf de Meyer and Edward Steichen were sources of inspiration for him, but he developed a style all his own He worked for Vogue for over twenty five years and also became official court photographer to the Royal family in A constant innovator, Beaton worked for five decades photographing some of the most captivating figures of his time, from Edith Sitwell to the Rolling Stones, Greta Garbo, Jean Cocteau, and Marilyn Monroe Beaton died in at the age of .



10 thoughts on “Portraits

  1. Gerry Gerry says:

    In 1928 Cecil Beaton declared that beauty was the most important word in the dictionary and as far as his photographs went he lived by this maxim.Roy Strong in his introductory essay Beaton Portraits 1928 1968 states that when he was appointed the National Portrait Gallery s Director at the age of 31 his two main aims were to get the Gallery to acknowledge photography and to accept that portraits of living celebrities should adorn the Gallery s walls, something that had been forbidden to t In 1928 Cecil Beaton declared that beauty was the most important word in the dictionary and as far as his photographs went he lived by this maxim.Roy Strong in his introductory essay Beaton Portraits 1928 1968 states that when he was appointed the National Portrait Gallery s Director at the age of 31 his two main aims were to get the Gallery to acknowledge photography and to accept that portraits of living celebrities should adorn the Gallery s walls, something that had been forbidden to that date.In mounting an exhibition of Cecil Beaton s work soon after his appointment he immediately achieved both his aims and the 150 photographs in this book are a follow up in that they accompanied a further exhibition of Beaton s work in 2004.In his own words Beaton believed that he was intensely individual and the photographs within these pages certainly support that view He was something of a surrealist and acknowledgement of that genre shines through in many of his portraits Coco Chanel with a flowering growth coming out of the top of her head, Edith Sitwell asleep as if in a sarcophegus and Orson Welles clutching a skull and a decapitated head of a model And there is a portrait of the surrealist master himself, Salvador Dale, complete with his muse Gala perhaps not surprisingly Salvador carries a rapier and Gala wears a fencing mask There are, of course,traditional photographs Fred and Adele Astaire looking very debonair, a sultry looking Nancy Cunard a particular heroine of mine , Gary Cooper looking farcool anc collected than in High Noon and Johnny Weissmuller on the set of Tarzan And there are many, manyinteresting portraits.All the photographs have the unmistakeable stamp of the genius that was Cecil Beaton and the essays by Strong, Pepper and Conrad all add to the enjoyment of the book


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