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- The book accompanies a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London (February 5 to May 31, 2004).
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 9th 2004 by Yale University Press (first published February 5th 2004)
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In 1928 Cecil Beaton declared that 'beauty' was 'the most important word in the dictionary' and as far as his photographs went he lived by this maxim.

Roy Strong in his introductory essay 'Beaton Portraits 1928-1968' states that when he was appointed the National Portrait Gallery's Director at the age of 31 his two main aims were to get the Gallery to acknowledge photography and to accept that portraits of living celebrities should adorn the Gallery's walls, something that had been forbidden to t
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