Portrait of New York. Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton.
Portrait of New York
Association Copy, Inscribed to Mona von Bismarck

Portrait of New York

London: B. T. Batsford, [1948]. Cover illustration by Cecil Beaton. With text illustrations of drawings and 32 plates of photographic reproductions. First published in this present revised form in 1948. Originally published in 1938 under the title, 'Cecil Beaton's New York'. Association copy, inscribed to Mona von Bismarck. In publisher’s grey cloth with the printed dust jacket. viii, 135, (1) p. and 32 plates. Inscription on front end-paper by the author in ink. Some minor damages to the dust jacket at the tail and the head. Overall in fine condition.

Association copy, inscribed to the American socialite and fashion icon, Mona von Bismarck to whom the printed dedication of the book is addressed.

Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904–1980) was an English photographer, painter, writer, and designer. Besides regularly working as a photographer for Condé Nast publications, such as the Vogue, he pursued a career as a stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He won three Academy Awards for his art directorial work as well as for his costume designs. His 1948 book is a homage to New York in which he gives a personal picture of the city through text, photographs, and drawings. Beaton dedicated the book to his long-time friend, Mona von Bismarck (1897–1983).

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