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In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work Hardcover – December 4, 2012
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"by Hugh and Mirabel Cecil...their splendid new life, In Search of Rex Whistler. Its splendor lies not so much in their very informative text as in the book’s magnificent appearance, a lovely quarto that, with copious, superb color illustrations, is altogether a credit to Anne Wilson, the designer, the publishers, and the unnamed Chinese printers." - The New York Review of Books
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Particularly good for Anglophiles and those interested in the inter-war years.
Rex Whistler was friends with Tilly Losch, Cecil Beaton, Oliver Messel, Stephen Tennant, the Sassons-everyone who was artistic and glittering in those days between the wars. The delicate filigree of art and friendships in bucolic Arcadia is exemplified by Whistler and in this lovely and beautifully researched book by Hugh and Mirabel Cecil.
It was a wistful feathery time. But ass feathers of time gone by always are the plumes are tipped with tragedy.