by Cecil Beaton (Author)
This beautiful, clothbound publication presents a selection of portraits by the famous photographer Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), who photographed leading figures of the 20th century, from the Shah of Iran to Mick Jagger; movie stars such as Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor; political figures such as Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle and Queen Elizabeth II; fashion icons such as Twiggy and Givenchy and famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, David Hockney and Georgia O’Keefe.
Beaton worked for Vogue, where he made his first cover in July 1932, and where he would continue to work until the mid-1950s. He also worked for Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair. He made numerous portraits of Hollywood stars in the 1930s, and was an official photographer for the British Royal Family in 1937. In the early 1950s he photographed the magnificent party held by the eccentric multimillionaire Carlos de Beistegui in his palace in Venice. Later, he progressively drifted from photography to set and clothes design for theatre and cinema.