Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook


As one of the 20th century's most important photographers, Cecil Beaton documented lives both famous and quotidian in dozens of scrapbooks now held by Sotheby's London. In the course of his decades-long career as a photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair, as well as a British war correspondent, Beaton helped invent the cult of the celebrity image. In these pages, reproduced here for the first time, you will enter a fabulous and surreal party where Tallulah Bankhead rubs shoulders with a bust of Voltaire and a portrait of Stravinsky, and where Beaton's first trip on theQueen Mary coincides with Queen Elizabeth's coronation.

392 Pages
2,000 illustrations

Hardcover in a luxury slipcase 
Dimensions: 12 1/4" x 15 1/4"