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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II [Hardcover]

Christopher Warwick , Reuel Golden

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Book Description

Jan. 29 2013
The extraordinary public and private life of the world’s most famous monarch
In honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee—60 years on the throne—TASCHEN 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 traveled 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 under the constant glare of public scrutiny. These photographs cover every aspect of her reign: 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 included: 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.

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About the Author

The editor:
Reuel Golden is a photography book editor at TASCHEN, for whom he edited New York: Portrait of a City. He graduated in politics from the University of Sussex, England. Formerly the editor of British Journal of Photography and executive editor at Photo District News, he authored Masters of Photography and Witness: The World's Greatest News Photographers before joining TASCHEN's ranks. He has lectured on photography in London, New York and Los Angeles, and judged numerous photography competitions. He lives in Brooklyn.

The contributing author:
Christopher Warwick is an acknowledged authority on modern royal history. He was the author of the best-selling authorised 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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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 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.
3 of 3 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.
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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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book was Wonderful!!! June 6 2013
By Linda - Published on Amazon.com
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I had read other reviews about this big, heavy book. However, I am a big Queen Elizabeth II fan and have been since I was 9 and did a book report on her for a school project. I loved the pictures, took this book and laid across my bed to look at it so I could open it all the way up and not have to hold it. It is a coffee table size book but has interesting facts in it. It was expensive but I think it was well worth it if you are a Elizabeth collector. The book was well packaged when received and has a a sleeve to keep the book in so that it does not get damaged. I was impressed.
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