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The Age of Light (Hardcover): Whitney Scharer

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Whitney Scharer

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'Scharer captures the thrill of artistic creation and the swirling hedonism of Paris's beautiful people.' The Times Model. Muse. Lover. Artist. `I'd rather take a picture than be one,' Lee Miller declares, as she arrives in Paris one cool day in 1929. Lee has left behind her life in New York and a successful modelling career at Vogue to pursue her dream of becoming a photographer. She soon catches the eye of renowned Surrealist artist Man Ray and convinces him to hire her as his assistant. Man is an egotistical, charismatic force, and as Lee becomes both his muse and his protege, they embark upon a passionate affair. Lee and Man spend their days working closely in the studio and their nights at smoky cabarets, opium dens and wild parties. But as Lee begins to assert herself, and to create pioneering work of her own, Man's jealousy spirals out of control, and leads to a betrayal that threatens to destroy them both . . . Transporting us from bohemian Paris to the battlefields of WWII, The Age of Light is a powerful and intoxicating story about love, obsession and the personal price of ambition. Based on the incredible true story, in her debut novel Whitney Scharer brings a brilliant and revolutionary artist out of the shadow of a man's legacy, and into the light. `Whitney Scharer's storytelling is utterly immersive and gorgeous in its details . . . powerful, sensual and gripping.' Madeleine Miller, author of Circe

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Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Whitney Scharer
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-5098-8912-9
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs
Books > Fiction > True stories
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
Books > Arts & Architecture > Photography & photographs > Individual photographers
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Fiction > True stories > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Romance > Historical
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960 > Surrealism & Dada
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LSN: 1-5098-8912-4
Barcode: 9781509889129

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