Poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, artist, illustrator and film producer, Jean Cocteau made art an integral part of his intensely creative life. In this personal view, Mauries concentrates on important and unusual aspects of Cocteau's life and work, considering the genius of place he exhibited throughout his life, the strange and mythical world he created and the enchantment that lies at the heart of each of his creations. This book is a tribute to the effervescent spirit and creative genius of one of the most original and versatile personalities of the 20th century.
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(210mm x 145mm x mm)
Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Born in 1889, Jean Cocteau began his creative career as a writer, later becoming a filmmaker and producing poems, essays, paintings and drawings. The author portrays Cocteau as a controversial figure, often the target of right-wing critics. Intrigued by the transcience of fashion, his graphic style was influenced by Picasso, whom he knew. The book features a wide selection of illustrations and includes a chronology. (Kirkus UK)
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