Arthur King Peters.
Thames and Hudson. London. 1987. First edition. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 216 pages. With 396 illustrations, 47 in colour. English. 290 x 240mm. 1.4kg. 0500013969. Fine, in near fine dust jacket.
An illustrated biography of Cocteau and Paris' artistic circle. Jean Cocteau and his World examines the enormous output of the artist in fields including films, poetry, writing, theatre, ballet and art. At the same time it shines a spotlight on Cocteau's friends and colleagues, centred in Paris during the 1920s to 1950s. Archival photographs, many from the Cocteau estate, and writings from his letters and journals complement the text.