"Cecil Beaton's New York" 1938 BEATON, Cecil


[261] pp.

J.B. Lippincott Company


8 7/8" x 6 1/4"

"He has captured the spirit of Manhattan as only a foreigner can, from a Bowery flophouse to his Louis Seize bed in the Waldorf, from a highbrow party in Harlem to a lowbrow ball on Fifth Avenue." (Cecil Beaton).

Beaton's Cecil Beaton's New York was written before the war and provides a witty and glamourous snapshot of Manhattan in the 1930s. Beaton spent much of his time in New York during this period as a photographer for Conde Nast. The book captures the city he experienced - it's style, exuberance, diversity, people and culture. Beaton's photographs and illustrations complement the text, alongside images by other contemporary photographers.

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