HER MAJESTY VIVIENNE WESTWOOD EDITION ROYAL DEPARTURECHRISTOPHER WARWICK Book Number: 81198 Product format: Hardback
Her Majesty the Queen, Royal Edition by Vivienne Westwood limited to 500 copies with special cover and clamshell case is designed by British fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. A hand-crafted couture collector's item, the cover is embellished with a drawing of the 'Star of the Noble Order of the Garter' that is hand-stitched with silver metallic thread. The book is also encased in an elegant mother of pearl clam shell box. The understated white of the box has been designed to contrast against the resolute colour palette of the book inside. Comes with the numbered and signed gelatin silver print 'Royal Departure' by photographer Harry Benson. Each copy is numbered in an edition of 1000 copies plus 100 artist's proof. Each features a hand-drawn Order of the Garter before the title page. A stupendous brand new Taschen publication has just been published. In honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee 2013, 60 years on the throne, Bibliophile celebrates the extraordinary private and public life of Her Majesty. Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, for over six decades she has steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of her country, never speaking out of turn or putting a foot wrong. The book tells her remarkable royal story through hundreds of stunning photographs, many previously unseen and sourced from multiple archives in the United Kingdom, including the Royal Collection, Continental Europe, and the United States. These images have it all - history, politics, glamour, fashion, culture, travel, and, of course, hats. As the Queen, she has endlessly travelled the globe, been introduced to every leading icon of the 20th century, including the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe and JFK, attended thousands of receptions and state functions; while concurrently being a mother to four children and under the constant glare of public scrutiny. These photographs cover the early years, coming of age during World War II, becoming a wife, Queen and mother, the Royal Tours, the palaces, the crowds, the weddings, the Royal Family, the Silver Jubilee in 1977 and the later years. God save her indeed! Photographers include Cecil Beaton, Studio Lisa, Dorothy Wilding, Karsh, Lord Snowdon, Patrick Lichfield, as well as more contemporary work from the likes of Wolfgang Tillmans, Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, and many others. 'Royal Departure' by Harry Benson, Gelatin silver print 40.5 x 28.9 cm (15.9 x 11.4 in.) please note frame not included. Hardcover in clamshell box with print in portfolio, 11.4 x 15.6 in., 366 pages, text in English, French and German.
Bibliophile price: £650.00