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The Book Cecil Beaton at Home
The Author Andrew Ginger
The Publisher Rizzoli Publications
Release Date2016
Genre Photographers
Pages 368
ISBN 9780847848775
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An innovative biographical view of legendary designer, photographer, and artist Sir Cecil Beaton, told through the decorative interiors of his English homes and New York hotel suites. Unique from other books on Beaton, this volume illustrates his genius through the lens of his town and country interiors.


The Book At Home and Abroad in the Empire
The Author Robin Hackett
The Publisher Associated University Presse
Release Date2009-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 244
ISBN 0874130417
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book builds upon critical reevaluations of modernism and British literature of the 1930s with a simultaneous focus on discourses of race, gender, and empire. The essays direct attention to the complications and ambivalence accumulating around the meanings of Englishness. They reject analyses of texts as chronicles of personal psychological development in favor of analyses that assume texts are shaped by their authors' public intellectual involvement. In addition, they offer detailed, specific explorations of ways in which British women in the 1930s narrativize empire and war. Thus they will resonate with significance for readers in the early twenty-first century for whom empire and war, as well as terror and security, are part of the discourse of everyday life. Robin Hackett is an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. Freda S. Hauser is an independent scholar. Gay Wachman is retired from the State University of New York-Old Westbury.


The Book The Unexpurgated Beaton
The Author Cecil Beaton
The Publisher Knopf
Release Date2007-12-18
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 528
ISBN 9780307429520
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Cecil Beaton was one of the great twentieth-century tastemakers. A photographer, artist, writer and designer for more than fifty years, he was at the center of the worlds of fashion, society, theater and film. The Unexpurgated Beaton brings together for the first time the never-before-published diaries from 1970 to 1980 and, unlike the six slim volumes of diaries published during his lifetime, these have been left uniquely unedited. Hugo Vickers, the executor of Beaton’s estate and the author of his acclaimed biography, has added extensive and fascinating notes that are as lively as the diary entries themselves. As one London reviewer wrote, “Vickers’ waspish footnotes are the salt on the side of the dish.” Beaton treated his other published diaries like his photographs, endlessly retouching them, but, for this volume, Vickers went back to the original manuscripts to find the unedited diaries. Here is the photographer for British and American Vogue, designer of the sets and costumes for the play and film My Fair Lady and the film Gigi, with a cast of characters from many worlds: Bianca Jagger, Greta Garbo, David Hockney, Truman Capote, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, Mae West, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, Rose Kennedy and assorted Rothschilds, Phippses and Wrightsmans; in New York, San Francisco, Palm Beach, Rio and Greece, on the Amalfi coast; at shooting parties in the English countryside, on yachts, at garden parties at Buckingham Palace, at costume balls in Venice, Paris or London. Beaton had started as an outsider and “developed the power to observe, first with his nose pressed up against the glass,” and then later from within inner circles. Vickers has said, “his eagle eye missed nothing,” and his diaries are intuitive, malicious (he took a “relish in hating certain figures”), praising and awestruck. Truman Capote once said “the camera will never be invented that could capture or encompass all that he actually sees.” The Unexpurgated Beaton is a book that is not only a great read and wicked fun but a timeless chronicle of our age. From the Hardcover edition.


The Book Theatre of War
The Author Cecil Beaton
The Publisher
Release Date2012
Genre Photography
Pages 227
ISBN 022409629X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: At the beginning of the Second World War the Ministry of Information, through the advice of Kenneth Clark, commissioned Cecil Beaton to photograph the Home Front.Theatre of War is published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum on the occasion of a major exhibition.


The Book Cecil Beaton
The Author Charles Spencer
The Publisher Academy Editions Ltd
Release Date1994
Genre Architecture
Pages 127
ISBN UOM:39015034274541
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Cecil Beaton
The Author Roy C. Strong
The Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date1988
Genre Great Britain
Pages 227
ISBN UOM:39015042850449
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Offers five decades of Beaton's Royal portraits, capturing, in many never-before-seen photographs, the history, romance, and majestic grandeur of royalty, as well as the human side of the Royal Family


The Book Radio Times
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1957
Genre
Pages
ISBN MINN:31951002801197R
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Porcelain and
The Author Chay Yew
The Publisher Grove Press
Release Date1997
Genre Drama
Pages 230
ISBN 0802135005
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Banned in his native Singapore, Chay Yew has been hailed as "a promising new voice in American theater” by Time magazine. With these two powerful, provocative plays, Yew first brought his startling and poetic voice to stages across America and abroad, exploring the battlegrounds, both internal and external, where matters of the heart conflict with barriers of race and sexuality. Porcelain is an examination of a young man’s crime of passion. Triply scorned -- as an Asian, a homosexual, and now a murderer -- 19-year-old John Lee has confessed to shooting his lover in a public lavatory in London. A winner of the London Fringe Award for Best Play, Porcelain dissects the crime through a prism of conflicting voices: newscasts, flashbacks, and John’s own recollections to a prison psychiatrist. A Language of Their Own is a lyrical and dramatic meditation on the nature of desire and sexuality as four men -- three Asian and one white -- come together and drift apart in a series of interconnected stories. A critical and popular success at New York’s Public Theater, it won both the George and Elisabeth Marton Playwriting Award and the GLAAD Media Award for Best Play.


The Book Home From Home
The Author Carol Smith
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2012-04-05
Genre Fiction
Pages 304
ISBN 9781405517461
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Bestselling author Anna Kovac has just bought the house of her dreams in New York. But the horror of September 11th, and the need for peace to finish her latest novel, leads her to crave a change of scene and so she arranges a four-month house-swap with the mysterious Don Sutherland, an ex-Yalie who is prepared to loan her his villa in Tuscany while he lives in her apartment. Delighted by her good fortune, Anna arrives in Tuscany with two friends. After a blissful few weeks she calls home and her friend Larry Atwood assures her that, although no one has seen the mysterious Mr Sutherland, the house seems fine. But then Anna tries to access her bank account and her details have been wiped. All her savings have disappeared. She calls her house and discovers it has been put up for sale. Then she hears that Larry has fallen from the scaffolding outside her building and been killed. Anna returns to New York to discover that someone has ruthlessly erased all evidence of her life there. Someone has taken her identity...


The Book A Country Life
The Author Roy Strong
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2007-04-01
Genre Gardening
Pages 192
ISBN 142998130X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sir Roy Strong and his wife, the designer Julia Trevelyan Oman, have lived in the country for nearly thirty years. In 1987 he was asked to write an occasional column reflecting this quintessentially English way of life for the prestigious magazine A Country Life. This charming book brings these popular pieces together, portraying the passing of the seasons in what the author describes as his 'beloved adopted county' of Herefordshire. A Country Life is a wide-ranging kaleidoscope of memories and observations, embracing the countryside, gardens, cooking, and remembrances of things both long gone and only yesterday. The author writes lyrically of the arrival of the bright green tarragon shoots in spring; of the delights of eating al fresco; of making sorbets from blackberry and quince; of the russet beech hedges in winter and the sweet nostalgia that comes from unpacking Christmas decorations. The keynote of A Country Life is delight--a portrait of life in the English countryside, which seems as old as time itself.


The Book Ten Days in May
The Author Russell Miller
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2011-09-28
Genre History
Pages 338
ISBN 9781448204502
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Tuesday 8th May 1945, Victory in Europe Day: Germany surrenders unconditionally to Russia and the West, marking the end of Hitler's war. With this surrender comes the end of six years of suffering and austerity across the world – it is the dawn of a new era. The war-weary British people celebrate immediately, casting off their 'make do and mend' attitude. Ten Days in May offers a poignant picture of this time, drawing on first-hand interviews, diaries and memoirs from civilians, servicemen and women from around the world, the famous and the not-so-famous, showing how they truly felt, how they were affected by the war, and how they celebrated VE Day. Russell Miller weaves their stories into a moving narrative of the people's world of war. Filled with humour and tragedy, triumph and sadness, regrets of the past and hopes for the future, Ten Days in May is an inspiring record of one of the great turning points in history.


The Book Cecil Beaton
The Author Cecil Beaton
The Publisher
Release Date1994
Genre Photography, Artistic
Pages 319
ISBN STANFORD:36105017709242
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Listener
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1965-07
Genre Radio broadcasting
Pages
ISBN STANFORD:36105007794543
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Charles James Beyond Fashion
The Author Koda, Harold
The Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date2014-05-02
Genre Fashion
Pages 263
ISBN 9781588395221
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Charles James, often considered to be America's first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid-century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of James' life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as his influence on subsequent fashion designers. Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacular evening dresses James produced between 1947 and 1955, this publication includes enlightening details of these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, muslins, dress forms and sketches. A detailed and illustrated chronology of James' life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colourful supporters - such as Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga - and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee.


The Book Camera
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1980
Genre Cinematography
Pages
ISBN UCSC:32106006046111
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book CECIL BEATON S FAIR LADY
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1964
Genre
Pages
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Broken Face In The Mirror Crooks and Fallen Stars That Look Very Much Like Us
The Author
The Publisher Dorrance Publishing
Release Date
Genre
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ISBN 9781434947239
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Duchess Of Windsor
The Author Greg King
The Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date2011-05-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 576
ISBN 0806535210
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. It was the love story of the century--the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry "the woman I love," Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. "Never explain, never complain." Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. "For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat." Using previously untapped sources, acclaimed biographer Greg King presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. From her birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance.


The Book Cecil Beaton s Scrapbook
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date1937
Genre Photography, Artistic
Pages 135
ISBN NYPL:33433069033763
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Beaton Portraits
The Author Terence Pepper
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2004
Genre Art
Pages 240
ISBN 0300102895
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents a catalog to accompany the exhibition of Cecil Beaton's portraits.