Cecil Beaton: Photographs 1920-1970. Photographs by Cecil Beaton. Essays by David Alan Mellor and Philippe Garner. Stewart, Tabori, & Chang, New York, 1994. 320 pp. First edition. Small folio. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 254 duotone and 11 color illustrations.
The name Cecil Beaton is synonymous with photography in Vogue, Harper's, Bazaar, and other fashion magazines from the 1930's through the 1950's. This book is the first truly comprehensive retrospective of his work. David Alan Mellor and Philippe Garner provide biographical details and critical appraisal in perceptive essays. The photographs are reproduced on heavyweight stock using a process that allows the tones to closely match those of the original print. This is a magnificent tribute to one of the century's most elegant and accomplished image makers.
A Fine copy with some edge wear and light soiling to dust jacket.