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 writer and curator, specializing in photography. He was formerly a picture editor at British Vogue and the Sunday Times Magazine. He writes frequently for the international press, and his many publications include The World's Most Photographed, Vogue Covers, and David Bailey: Chasing Rainbows.


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"