Theatre of War
Jonathan Cape 2012
Hardback 228pp Illustrated 303x287mm
9780224096300   Product Code: 22361
In a preface to this magnificent collection of wartime photographs, Mark Holborn describes Cecil Beaton as 'able to realise the visual potential from the most mundane as well as the most dramatic circumstances'. Whether taken on the home front amid the London Blitz, in the Western Desert, in India, Burma, China or industrial Tyneside, Beaton's photographs for the Ministry of Information are unfailingly eloquent and a powerful record of the years 1939 to 1945. With commentary by Beaton and a detailed chronology.