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Her Majesty [Hardcover]

Christopher Warwick

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Jan. 29 2013
En l'honneur du jubilé de diamant de la Reine - 60 ans de règne ! -, Taschen rend hommage à l'extraordinaire vie privée et publique de Sa Majesté. Née en 1926, mariée en 1947, couronnée reine en 1953, Elisabeth II a servi son pays pendant plus de six décennies avec constance et fidélité, sans un seul faux pas ni une parole déplacée. L'ouvrage raconte l'histoire de cette remarquable destinée royale au travers de centaines de photographies étonnantes, inédites pour beaucoup d'entre elles, puisées dans diverses archives du Royaume-Uni (dont la célèbre Collection royale), d'Europe et des Etats-Unis. Ce trésor iconographique embrasse tout : l'Histoire et les voyages en passant par la politique, le glamour et la mode, sans oublier, bien entendu, les fameux chapeaux. A l'occasion de ses innombrables déplacements aux quatre coins du globe, son statut royal l'a conduite â côtoyer toutes les grandes personnalités du XXe siècle - parmi lesquelles John F. Kennedy, les Beatles, Marilyn Monroe - et à participer à des milliers de réceptions et de cérémonies officielles, tout en assurant son rôle de mère de quatre enfants sous le regard constamment scrutateur du public. Ces photographies couvrent tous les aspects de son règne : ses jeunes années, le passage à l'âge adulte en pleine Seconde Guerre mondiale, ses noces, son couronnement et sa maternité, les voyages royaux, les palais, les bains de foule, les mariages, la famille royale, le jubilé d'argent en 1977, jusqu'aux années les plus récentes. God save the Queen !

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Reuel Golden graduated in politics from the University of Sussex, England, and is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and executive editor at Photo District News. He has edited various titles for TASCHEN including Her Majesty, Harry Benson: The Beatles, and the New York and London editions of the Portrait of a City series.

Christopher Warwick is an acknowledged authority on modern royal history. He is the author of the best-selling authorized biography of HRH The Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. His other books include George VI & Queen Elizabeth, Two Centuries of Royal Weddings, and Abdication. He has written widely for the national press in the UK and regularly appears in television documentaries and on news items for, among other networks, the BBC, Channel 4, ARD and CTV (Canadian Television).

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Bookschlepper Recommends Feb. 4 2013
By Jean Sue Libkind - Published on Amazon.com
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Royal Watchers should be advised that this gorgeous book emphasizes the Queen's reign up to the Silver Jubilee (1977); more recent color plates and a brief synopsis of the last 35 years has been appended. It is still a must-have for any collection. Taschen always does a fine printing job although I am terribly bothered by the designer's decision to use a silver ink and small type, almost unreadable on the glossy stock. I've been following the Queen since the Coronation so many of these photos are quite familiar but there were several that were new to me. Still, a large reproduction of some of Beaton's finest is always welcome. Other notable photographers are also included along with some listed as "anonymous"--from the press pool.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S* Jan. 30 2013
By Lesley A. Dickerson - Published on Amazon.com
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There is nothing to dislike about this magnificent book. It is a MUST in anyone's library: British or otherwise. I highly recommend this book to be enjoyed for many years and to be passed down to one's heirs.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC Jan. 22 2013
By Erik - Published on Amazon.com
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FABULOUS - a book everyone loving the Queen gotta get. The size alone is impressive and guaranteed the biggest one ever on HM.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pictoral History Jan. 21 2013
By Georgia A. Stokes - Published on Amazon.com
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Great coffee table book and an excellent pictorial. Expect great packaging. I would like to see more family photos though.
17 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Huge Disappointment Dec 29 2012
By R.S. - Published on Amazon.com
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And huge is the operative word. The book weighs 10.5 pounds and measures 16" by 12", really the size of 2 coffee table books. It's uncomfortable to hold closed and even more so when opened precariously on one's lap. It is so huge that It comes with it's own briefcase box with handle. I'm sure it won't fit on most bookshelves. More importantly, the subject and placement of the photographs is the biggest (already discussed how big the book is) disappointment. Most of the photos selected are boring and less than representative of her majesty's reign. Some of the photos are actually blurred images. Some of the double-page photos are placed so that the Queen or the subject of the photo is in the crease of the book, leaving the actual pages showing only photo-filler. Given a choice again, I would not have purchased this book.

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