Cecil Beaton was a
portrait and war photographer a diarist painter interior designer and an Academy winning stage and costume designer He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance lamour and style Cecil Beaton Portraits and Profiles combines Beaton s photographic and pen portraits His images often flattered but his diaries journals and essays didn t necessarily follow suit he was described by Jean Cocteau as Malice in Wonderland Grouped together braodly chronologically in chapters on The Roaring Twenties High Society Hollywood The War Years The Arts and The Peacock Revolution Beaton
fashion portrait and war photographer a diarist painter interior designer and an Academy
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photographs and incisive pen portraitsce texte r and incisive pen portraitsCe texte fait r rence une dition puis e ou non disponible de ce titreR CECIL BEATON was educated at Harrow and Cambridge In the s he became a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue During World War II he served in the British Ministry of Information covering the fighting in Africa and East Asia The foremost photographer of his day he also designed the settings and costumes for numerous films and plays Beaton was knighted in HUGO VICKERS is a biographer lecturer and broadcaster He was invited to become Cecil Beaton s authorized biographer in and has since served as Beaton s literary executorCe texte fait r f rence une dition puis e ou non disponible de ce tit.
Cecil Beaton õ 1 READInto his world Included are Jagger Marlon
brando pallid a mushroom smooth skinnedpallid as a mushroom smooth skinned and with curved feminine lips and hair he seems as unhealthy as a lame duck Yet his ram like profile has the harsh strength of the utter Maria Callas Coco Chanel Greta Garbo Audrey Hepburn she is like a portrait by Modigliani where the various distortions are not only interesting in themselves but make a completely satisfying composite Elizabeth Taylor Salvador Dali Pablo Picasso Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe she romps she sueals with delight she leaps on the sofa It is an artless impromptu high spirited infectiously ay performance It will probably end in tears Princess Grace ueen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill Cecil Beaton s life spanned many worlds. .