The Age of Light

The Age of Light A captivating debut about Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller and her passionate affair with the artist Man Ray in s Paris I d rather take a picture than be one says Lee Miller a
  • Title: The Age of Light
  • Author: Whitney Scharer
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  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Age of Light
    A captivating debut about Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her passionate affair with the artist Man Ray in 1930s Paris I d rather take a picture than be one, says Lee Miller after she arrives in Paris in 1929 Yearning for a different life and haunted by her past, Lee leaves behind a successful modeling career to pursue her dream of being an arti A captivating debut about Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller, and her passionate affair with the artist Man Ray in 1930s Paris I d rather take a picture than be one, says Lee Miller after she arrives in Paris in 1929 Yearning for a different life and haunted by her past, Lee leaves behind a successful modeling career to pursue her dream of being an artist She catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray, and though he wants to use her only as a model, Lee convinces him to teach her photography as well Man Ray is an egotistical, charismatic force, and their personal and professional lives become intimately entwined as the lines between maker and muse begin to blur.Lee s story unfolds against the sumptuous backdrop of bohemian Paris, with nights spent at smoky cabarets, opium dens, and wild parties, and days spent working with Man Ray to discover radical new photography techniques But as Lee begins to find success as an artist in her own right, Man Ray s jealousy spirals out of control, and soon their mutual betrayals threaten to destroy them both.Told in interweaving timelines of 1930s Paris and war torn Europe during WWII, this sensuous, richly detailed debut by Whitney Scharer brings Lee Miller a brilliant and pioneering artist out of the shadows of a man s legacy and into the light Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBoo
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  • Whitney Scharer

    Whitney Scharer s debut novel, THE AGE OF LIGHT, is forthcoming from Little, Brown US and Picador UK in February 2019, and in over a dozen other countries She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of Washington She lives outside Boston with her husband and daughter.

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  • This novel of Lee Miller a model turned photographer who became the assistant and lover to the famous artist Man Ray is lush and engrossing and the details of her life swept me away There is something almost photographic in the way Scharer captures the story, diving into Miller s life as a war correspondent in the 1940s, delving into Miller s libertine mindset, and allowing us to enter the lives of the artistic scene of Paris in the late 20s and early 30s, each image crystallizing for us This no [...]


  • As an amateur photographer and someone who loves photography as art, I was thrilled to get an advance copy of this book about Lee Miller and Man Ray It took me back to the days when photography was as much about developing a picture as taking it The book shines when the descriptions turn to the art of photography, especially when Lee is framing a shot or Man is teaching her how to develop for maximum effect or they come up with a new technique When she is determining how to take a shot, I cou As [...]


  • This is a romance novel masquerading as historical fiction Despite my interest in Man Ray and Lee Miller, I truly don t need to read about their steamy sex Their sexual proclivities aside, there is a lot about this that simply reads false.


  • In incandescent prose, Whitney Scharer has created an unforgettable heroine discovering her passion, her independence, and her art and what she must sacrifice to have them Sweeping from the glamour of 1920s Paris through the battlefields of World War II and into the war s long shadow, THE AGE OF LIGHT is a startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman s self transformation from muse into artist.


  • I knew very little about Lee Miller before diving into this delightful debut novel thanks NetGalley and Little, Brown I was immediately drawn in, not just by the exquisite language and Scharer s gift of storytelling, but also her ability to send you right into the mind of Miller Scharer squeezes your heart, and inflames your senses with every move that Miller makes It was only afterward when I wanted to know about Man Ray and his enchanting lover that I found Scharer took a few liberti I knew ve [...]



  • This is truly an extraordinary novel From the first scene to the last, I fell into my own passionate love affair with this book I found myself always wanting to be reading it, and pining for it when I had to set it down, thinking about the characters and the lushness of the details as I fell asleep Scharer has a visual artists eye for detail, an ear for lyrical prose, and a huge empathetic heart I can t wait to share it with everyone I know.


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