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  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release : 25 October 2016
  • ISBN : 9780847848775
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain’s Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffiné interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on two homes dear to Beaton’s heart—Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in the same county—as well as London's Pelham Place and Beaton’s New York hotel suites. Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration, a photographer’s studio, and a stage for impressive entertaining, Beaton’s country homes also fueled his passion for art, gardening, and delight in village life. Against his often-extravagant interiors, Beaton’s private life unfolds—his unique talent for self-promotion, desire for theatricality, and uncertain pursuit of love. This lavishly illustrated visual biography brings together original photographs, artworks, and possessions from his interiors to present an intimate picture of Beaton’s extraordinary life.

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Cecil Beaton at Home

Cecil Beaton at Home
  • Author : Andrew Ginger
  • Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • ISBN : 9780847848775
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A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904–1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain’s Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffiné interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition

Cecil Beaton at Home Deluxe Edition
  • Author : Andrew Ginger
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • ISBN : 0847859894
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A private view of the genius of Cecil Beaton, reflected through the lens of his town and country idylls, and his passion for interior design, gardening, and entertaining a circle of Bright Young Things. Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was one of twentieth-century Britain's Renaissance men: photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and writer on raffin� interiors and the personalities who inhabited them. He also happened to be a fine interior decorator. Cecil Beaton at Home focuses on

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781446484364
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781350172616
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781529316254
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  • ISBN : 0224096303
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781448150724
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  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • ISBN : 0224101811
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1937
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433069033763
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-21
  • ISBN : 9780300234992
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  • ISBN : 9780750995719
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  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0804750033
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  • Release Date : 2017-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781473884410
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