Andrew Ginger. Foreword by Hugo Vickers.
New York. Rizzoli. 2016. First edition. From the limited edition of 250 copies with a slipcase covered in a Beaton designed wallpaper. Red cloth-bound boards, dust jacket, decorative paper-covered slipcase. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w. 325 x 265mm (12¾ x 10½"). 3.2kg. 9780847859894. English. Fine; as new.
A deluxe edition of Andrew Ginger's study of the homes of Cecil Beaton. The book comes with a limited edition slipcase covered in a specially produced wallpaper recreated by Beaudesert Limited of a chintz Cecil Beaton had printed in 1955. Copied from an antique fragment he had found, the fabric was used in the Drawing Room at Reddish House. The use of the chintz is an ode to the wallpaper fabric used on the binding of his 1937 book 'Cecil Beaton's Scrapbook'.
Cecil Beaton at Homeexamines, through archival images, photographs and texts, the residences of Beaton. There are chapters on Ashcombe, Pelham Place, Reddish House and his New York hotel suites. We see how these homes were decorated and how they became the meeting ground for Beaton's Bright Young Things.