Inside Vogue House: One building, seven magazines, sixty years of stories takes a fascinating look at the history of London’s iconic Vogue House, from the swinging sixties to the present day. Inside Vogue House is a behind-the-scenes guide to the world-famous magazines produced there and the stories of the people who made them great by former Tatler art director and UNP Founder/Curator Grant Scott .
Step through the revolving doors of 1 Hanover Square, Mayfair, and enter the glossy world of high fashion, high society and high drama. Greet ‘the Peters’ at reception and take the lifts up from the lobby to the Vogue photography studios and the fashion closets of the fifth floor, or catch up on gossip whilst you queue for tea and toast at ‘the hatch’, handily situated opposite Tatler on the third floor. Join the GQ team for evening drinks before a night on the town, then seek refuge the next day in the elegantly tasteful offices of World of Interiors or House and Garden.
For sixty years, Vogue House has been a building where the great and the good started (or ended) their careers. A place where contemporary artists rubbed shoulders with royalty, and culture was shaped. From the mailroom to the boardroom, work experience to well-known names and everyone in between, this captivating book lays bare the creativity and chaos of popular magazine publishing through the decades.
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Published March 7th 2024.
Dr. Grant Scott is the founder/curator of United Nations of Photography, a Senior Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator: Under Graduate and Post-Graduate Photography at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, a working photographer, documentary filmmaker, BBC Radio contributor and the author of At Home With the Makers of Style (Thames & Hudson 2006), Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained (Routledge 2014), The Essential Student Guide to Professional Photography (Routledge 2015), New Ways of Seeing: The Democratic Language of Photography (Routledge 2019) and What Does Photography Mean to You? (Bluecoat 2020).
His film Do Not Bend: The Photographic Life of Bill Jay was first screened in 2018 www.donotbendfilm.com and he is the presenter of the A Photographic Life and In Search of Bill Jay podcasts.
© Grant Scott 2023