Posts Tagged: Rex Whistler

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

15 books for 2015

Bricktop, Baron Corvo and Bertolt Brecht join a cast of…oh, about two dozen

Rex Whistler | book designs

Whistler was one of the most talented of the Bright Young Things, an artist and designer who transformed the raw material of life into something magical and theatrical, informed as much by the 18th century as the 20th.

Rex Whistler | book designs

Whistler was one of the most talented of the Bright Young Things, an artist and designer who transformed the raw material of life into something magical and theatrical, informed as much by the 18th century as the 20th.

The James Press

With an inherited fortune under his belt Edward James, in common with other artsy, dilattentish heirs and heiresses, took to verse. Their output often took the form of boutique limited editions which left bestseller lists untroubled, but Harry Crosby was Dan freakin’ Brown compared to James.

The James Press

With an inherited fortune under his belt Edward James, in common with other artsy, dilattentish heirs and heiresses, took to verse. Their output often took the form of boutique limited editions which left bestseller lists untroubled, but Harry Crosby was Dan freakin’ Brown compared to James.

A medley of extemporanea

Stephen Tennant’s narcissism was so pure and open and unabashed that it belongs almost to a different category. “You were very beautiful this evening Stephen,” reads one diary entry.

A medley of extemporanea

Stephen Tennant’s narcissism was so pure and open and unabashed that it belongs almost to a different category. “You were very beautiful this evening Stephen,” reads one diary entry.