The Age of Light

The Age of Light

eBook - 2019
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Publisher: Little Brown & Co.,, 2019.
ISBN: 9780316422550
031642255X
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Mar 01, 2020

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BONNIE S SAUNDERS
Feb 09, 2020

Her name is Lee Miller. She was a photographer. She lived with Man Ray in Paris in the 1920's. She invented a photographic technique still used today. She was a Vogue Model during the 1920's, but was blackballed because she modeled for an advertisement for Kotex. She was a war correspondent for Vogue from England, Italy and Germany. She photographed the camps after they were liberated. She posed for Life magazine in Hitler's bathtub. She was a fashion photographer. She became an alcoholic after World War II, and fell into a deep depression. Pulled herself out of it, and re-invented herself as a gourmet cook. She was muse to Man Ray and Picasso, and her home was a meeting place for many of the great artists of the world. I read this book, and then I checked every one of her photography books from the library. I was totally inspired by this book to find out about Lee and her life and why she was forgotten by history. The author of this book discovered her accidentally...her name is Lee Miller.

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laphampeak
May 25, 2019

The elements of a good story were there- Woman photographer in the '40s with an element of historic fiction, timely consideration to woman not credited for noteworthy accomplishments, the usual intimate relationships with men, a tad of drugs/fetish... The art and photography of the main female character and her relationship to Man were underdeveloped due to other distractions. Could have been more serious.

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betsymarzoni
May 24, 2019

Poorly written, boring book about a lively time in Paris (late 1920's) and the artists found there. It did not have to be such an uninteresting read and the characters did not have to be as unsympathetic as Whitney Scharer's novel makes them.

VaughanPLKim May 18, 2019

Prior to reading this book, I wasn't familiar with Lee Miller. She is a former model who struggles to be taken seriously as a photographer, and even her mentor/lover, Man Ray, discredits her work. The story jumps between Miller's time in Paris working with Ray and her time as a photojournalist during World War II. Unfortunately the two narratives don't come together that well. I would have enjoyed the book more if it had simply focused on Miller's Paris years. The pacing was a bit slow at times but the ending is satisfying.

DCLadults Mar 01, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. Travel from the cabarets of bohemian Paris to the battlefields of war-torn Europe during WWII. Based on the true story of a Vogue model who became a war photographer.

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