Beaton, The Face of the World

Beaton, Cecil. The Face of the World, An International Scrapbook of People and Places. First Edition. 1957. Book and dust jacket are both in very good condition—trace of fraying to the upper jacket spine.

This attractive book does not have the extraordinary production quality of Cecil Beaton’s Scrapbook, but it is essentially a sequel to that 1930s masterpiece. Like Scrapbook, it showcases a wide range of Beaton’s talents—photography, fashion illustration, reporting, costume design, etc. It lacks some of the unbridled enthusiasm of Scrapbook, but in its place is the perspective of a confident man of the world. It includes many pages of b &w plates, accompanied by the reportage at which Beaton also excelled.

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