This beautiful collection of fabulous photographs and incisive pen portraits captures the world of Cecil Beaton, one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century.Cecil Beaton: Portraits and ProfilesÂ combines Beatonâ??s photographic and pen portraits. Beatonâ??s portraits offer insight, beauty, witty observations and a fascinating glimpse into his world. His images often ...
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Frances Lincoln; 1st edition edition (October 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.1 x 11.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 588133
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A comprehensive collection of Beaton's photographic work. Photos are mostly of celebrity and iconic personalities. After photographing members of the high society, Beaton eventually became a part of it, his access to these member's of society is evi...
ut his diaries and journals didnâ??t necessarily follow suit and he was described by Jean Cocteau as â??Malice in Wonderlandâ??. ÂIncluded are stars of music, fashion, society, stage and screen. From Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol, Coco Chanel and Princess Grace through to Greta Garbo, Elizabeth Taylor and Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.Of Audrey Hepburn, Beaton said â??she is like a portrait by Modigliani where the various distortions are not only interesting in themselves but make a completely satisfying compositeâ??.Marilyn Monroe â??romps, she squeals with delight, she leaps on the sofa. It is an artless, impromptu, high-spirited, infectiously gay performance. It will probably end in tearsâ??.Marlon Brando was â??pallid as a mushroom, smooth-skinned and scarred, with curved feminine lips and silky hair, he seems as unhealthy as a lame duck. Yet his ram-like profile has the harsh strength of the gutterâ??Cecil Beatonâ??s life spanned many worlds and these are captured here through his fabulous photographs and incisive observations.Â