Cecil Beaton. The Art of the Scrapbook


Introduction by James Danziger.

Assouline. New York. 2010. First edition. Hardback; yellow cloth-bound boards, illustrated slipcase. 392 pages. 218 colour illustrations. English. 385 x 305mm. 6.3kg. 9782759404728. Fine; as new, in shrink-wrap.

A compendium of pages from Cecil Beaton's scrapbooks. Beaton created scrapbooks throughout his life, juxtaposing his own photographs and drawings with cuttings from newspapers, magazines and theatre programmes. The books were a repository for his visual inspiration and imagination and for readers today they offer a unique insight into his creative process. The Art of the Scrapbook reproduces hundreds of double-page spreads from the scrapbooks, many for the first-time. The size of the book duplicates the scale of the original albums.