London. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1985. First edition. Black cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. xxx, 656 pages. 32 hors texte black-and-white plates, some line drawings illustrated within the text. 240 x 165mm (9½ x 6½"). 1.2kg. 0297784056. English. Near fine, in near fine jacket; small tape mark to verso of jacket.
In the final year of his life Cecil Beaton chose a young Hugo Vickers to write his official biography. Vickers spent five years with Beaton's diaries, letters, scrapbooks and friends. The result is the definitive biography of the artist, examining his complex life story and his multi-faceted work.