Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

(Text by (Art/Photo Books)) (Photographer)

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National Portrait Gallery
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9.9 X 11.2 X 1.1 inches | 3.95 pounds

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About the Author

Robin Muir is a photographic historian and writer on photography. He has curated major exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven. His most recent exhibitions are Vogue 100 A Century of Style and Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things (both National Portrait Gallery, 2016 and 2020). Formerly Picture Editor of Vogue, he is currently a Contributing Editor with the magazine.


A magnificently atmospheric display of pure magic--Lucie Davies "Telegraph"
An era's fun and flamboyance preserved in aspic.--Rachel Campbell-Johnston "The Times"
As they posed, partied and donned extravagant costumes, Beaton captured the antics of Britain's young aristocrats between the wars.--Sean O'Hagan "Guardian"
Glittering portrait of a gilded generation.--Melanie McDonagh "Evening Standard"
A century ago, a bohemian set of aristos and artists oozed glamour and wreaked havoc all through the streets of London.--Hannah Betts "Daily Mail"
Power, privilege and glamour in 1920s London: Inside the glittering world of the Bright Young Things--Eve Watling "Independent"
Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things Are Tinged With Darkness--Will Noble "Londonist"
explores the aesthetic 1920s set and the photographer who chronicled them.--Brian T. Allen "National Review"
The 'Bright Young Things, ' as a flamboyant group of artists, writers and socialites came to be known, are shown here in all their decadence, boundless creativity and utter fashionability.--Ken Scrudato "Blackbook"
Cecil Beaton and His Bright Young Things Are More Pertinent Than Ever--Jack Moss "AnOther"
Decades after Cecil Beaton captured their heyday on camera, his most colourful characters are taking us for a spin again--Hugo Vickers "Telegraph"
Beaton changed fashion photography forever.--Robin Muir "Vogue: UK"
Returning to Beaton's enchanted world is a tonic in a fear-ridden age, the catalogue, written by the exhibition's curator, Robin Muir, a delight.--David Platzer "New Criterion"
From Bright Young Thing and documenter of London's lost generation of the 20s to a documenter of a new generation who would lose their lives in the Second World War, this is just one slice of Cecil Beaton's remarkable life through photography--Mark Simpson "AnOther Man"