Time Exposure [INSCRIBED]
Time Exposure [INSCRIBED]
Time Exposure [INSCRIBED]
Time Exposure [INSCRIBED]
Time Exposure [INSCRIBED]
Time Exposure [INSCRIBED]

Time Exposure [INSCRIBED]

£400.00

Cecil Beaton. With Commentary and Captions by Peter Quennell.

Charles Scribner's Sons & B. T. Batsford, Ltd. New York & London. 1946. Second, revised edition. First published in 1941. Inscribed in pencil by Beaton to the front free endpaper - 'To W. Poole, With all good wishes & many thanks for all your help - Gratefully yours Cecil Beaton'. Hardback, large octavo; maroon cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. viii, 136 pages. Illustrated profusely with black and white photographs. Englsih. 230 x 180mm. 0.5kg. . Very good in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket and rubbing to edges, 1cm loss at head and base of spine, some neat tape repairs to verso of jacket, spine browned, not price-clipped; small 1cm mark to front board, spotting to top edge, very occasional spotting to endpapers and prelims.

An inscribed copy of Time Exposure, the first retrospective of Beaton's photographs. This second, revised edition was published five years after the first and includes 'over 50 new photographs, bringing the story down to 1945.' There are portraits, fashion photographs and travel shots, several of which are rarely reproduced elsewhere. Peter Quennell, the writer and critic, provides the commentary and captions. In his text, he observes a vanished world, one full of artifice and posture that is mirrored in Beaton's work. The final chapter acknowledges the new outlook brought in by the War. Beaton's portraits of political leaders, and photographs of London's bomb damage, evacuees and the RAF are an abrupt change from the society portraits of the twenties and reflect the new concerns of both the people and the photographer.