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Cecil Beaton

Theatre of War


Συγγραφέας: Beaton Cecil
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224096294
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 360
Διαστάσεις: 32x7x30
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2012
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Cecil Beaton"

At the beginning of the Second World War the Ministry of Information, through the advice of Kenneth Clark, commissioned Cecil Beaton to photograph the Home Front. Beaton set to work recording the destruction of the Wren churches in the City and the heroism of Londoners under attack. He conducted a survey of Bomber and Fighter Commands for the RAF, which was published with Beaton's own astute commentary. Beaton was an effective propagandist, but his voice, like his photographs, was touchingly elegant. Whatever his subject, Beaton was always a stylist. Beaton's wartime work for the Ministry amounted to seven thousand photographs, which are now housed with their negatives at the Imperial War Museums. They form a great document both of the landscape of war and of the passing of the Empire. He travelled through the Western Desert and on to Iraq, Palestine, Transjordan and Syria. In 1943 he left for India where he photographed the final days of the Raj in New Delhi and Calcutta before joining the Burma campaign. He ended the war deep in Chinese territory where he witnessed the Nationalist resistance to the Japanese. Beaton's inherent sense of theatre extended from palatial drawing rooms to the jungle and the desert. Whatever the circumstances he never departed from his radical aesthetic. Theatre of War is published in conjunction with the Imperial War Museums on the occasion of a major exhibition.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Beaton Cecil
ISBN: 9780224096294
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 06/09/2012
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 360
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 3524 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 32x7x30 cm
Στοιχεία έκδοσης: Definitive edition
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: Illustrations
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012

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