Cecil Beaton's Bright Young Things

Robin Muir (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cecil Beaton (Photographer)

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$49.95  $45.95
National Portrait Gallery
Publish Date
May 12, 2020
9.9 X 11.2 X 1.1 inches | 3.95 pounds

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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"