George Platt Lynes: The Daring Eye

by Allen Ellenzweig

Hardcover, 2021



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Oxford University Press (2021), 664 pages


A precocious American youth who entered the orbit of American and British expatriates populating Paris and the South of France in the 1920s, George Platt Lynes went on to become a supremely assured portrait photographer documenting the great figures of literature, painting, opera, and dance of mid-twentieth century. This new biography tells his story in full.

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LibraryThing member jwhenderson
A magisterial biography of a man and his age. The cultural history of art photography, literature, and the artistic vibe of the first half of the twentieth century. From the Paris of Stein and Toklas to the New York of Kirstein there is the fascination of literature, photography, art, and gay
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culture as seen through the life of Lynes and his intimates including Glenway Westcott and Monroe Wheeler.
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664 p.; 9.31 x 6.56 inches


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