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  • ISBN: 1549173421
  • ISBN: 9781549173424
  • ISBN: 0316524085
  • ISBN: 9780316524087
  • Physical Description: 376 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-371).
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She went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it. A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. But Man Ray turns out to be an egotistical, charismatic force, and as they work together in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined, changing the course of Lee's life forever. Lee's journey takes us from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, from discovering radical new photography techniques to documenting the liberation of the concentration camps as one of the first female war correspondents. Through it all, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-and what she will have to sacrifice to do so. Told in interweaving timelines, this sensuous, richly detailed novel brings Lee Miller-a brilliant and pioneering artist-out of the shadows of a man's legacy and into the light.
In 1929, Lee Miller went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it. She soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray. Though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to take her on as his assistant and teach her everything he knows. As she works with him in the darkroom, their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined. From the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII, Lee must grapple with the question of whether it's possible to reconcile romantic desire with artistic ambition-- and what she will have to sacrifice to do so. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject: Miller, Lee 1907-1977 Fiction
Man Ray 1890-1976 Fiction
Miller, Lee 1907-1977 Fiction
Man Ray 1890-1976 Fiction
Man Ray 1890-1976
Miller, Lee 1907-1977
World War (1939-1945)
Models (Persons) Fiction
War photographers Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Fiction
FICTION Biographical
FICTION Historical General
FICTION Historical World War II
Love stories
War photographers Fiction
Historical fiction
World War, 1939-1945 Fiction
Biographical fiction
Models (Persons) Fiction
Models (Persons)
War photographers
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Love stories.
Biographical fiction.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Love stories.
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