The Age of Light

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Author: Whitney Scharer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509889116

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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 protégé, 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

The Age of Light, Soap, and Water

Moral Reform in English Canada, 1885-1925 : with a New Introduction

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Author: Mariana Valverde

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080209595X

Category: History

Page: 205

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" BACK IN PRINT WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION The turn of the last century saw a greatwave of moral fervour among Protestant social reformers in English Canada.Their targets for moral reform were various: sex hygiene, immigration policy,slum clearance, prostitution, and "whiteslavery." Mariana Valverde's groundbreaking TheAge of Light, Soap, and Water examines the work and the ideas of moralistclergy, social workers, politicians, and bureaucrats who sought to maintain - orcreate - a white Protestant Canada. The morality idealized by evangelical,feminist, and medical activists was not, as is often assumed, completely repressiveand puritanical. On the contrary, the self-defined social purity movement atthe centre of this book talked endlessly about sex in order to create a healthsexuality among both native-born and immigrant Canadians. Sexual health was linkedto racial purity, and both of these were in turn linked to efforts to abolishurban slums by means of symbolic as well as physical "light, soap, andwater." Back in print with a new introduction by the author, this classicwork offers fascinating insights on the social history of Canada. "learance, prostitution, and "white slavery." Mariana Valverde's groundbreaking The Age of Light, Soap, and Waterexamines the work and the ideas of moralist clergy, social workers, politicians, and bureaucrats who sought to maintain - or create - a white Protestant Canada. The morality idealized by evangelical, feminist, and medical activists was not, as is often assumed, completely repressive and puritanical. On the contrary, the self-defined social purity movement at the centre of this book talked endlessly about sex in order to create a healthy sexuality among both native-born and immigrant Canadians. Sexual health was linked to racial purity, and both of these were in turn linked to efforts to abolish urban slums by means of symbolic as well as physical "light, soap, and water." This study uncovers a little known dimension of Canadian social history and shows that moral reform was not the project of a marginal puritanical group but was central to the race, class, and gender organization of modern English Canada.

Optics in the Age of Euler

Conceptions of the Nature of Light, 1700-1795

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Author: Casper Hakfoort

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521404716

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 254

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This book studies the eighteenth-century origins and early phase of a fundamental debate in optics: whether light is a particle or wave. Specifically, it is the first in-depth study of the contents and reception of Leonhard Euler's wave theory of light. The author shows that contrary to what has been assumed, the debate did not start in 1672 with Newton's particle theory of light. Rather, it only really got under way after Euler published his wave theory in 1746. He also corrects the misapprehension that Newton's theory was prevalently held in Germany in the early years of the debate, but really only became dominant around 1795. In his discussion, Professor Hakfoort demonstrates in dramatic fashion the relevance of chemical experiments on physical optics. Finally, in the epilogue, the author reflects on the mathematical, experimental, and metaphysical aspects of physical optics that shaped early modern science.

The Pleiadian Agenda

A New Cosmology for the Age of Light

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Author: Barbara Hand Clow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439620

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 334

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Noted astrologer and spiritual teacher Barbara Hand Clow channels the voice of Satya, a Pleiadian goddess. Satya describes the huge cosmic drama taking place simultaneously in nine dimensions, with Earth as the chosen theater. The Pleiadians are a group of enlightened beings who believe that the end of the Mayan Calendar will signal a critical leap in human evolution; the Pleiadians will be there to guide us for that leap. This shift is the coming Age of Light, and the entry of our solar system into the Photon Band and the Age of Aquarius.

The Age of Light, Or, Truth Unveiled Taken from Strict Researches Into Nature's Works

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Author: A. Cornish Tinner

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780526635375

Category: History

Page: 60

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Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation

The Question of Creativity in the Shadow of Production

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Author: Dalibor Vesely

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262220675

Category: Architecture

Page: 506

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Reclaiming the humanistic role of architecture in the age of technology: an examination of architecture's indispensable role as a cultural force throughout history.

Sacred Sexuality and Immortality in the Age of Enlightenment and Beach Foodie Goes Global

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Author: Cfayla Johnson

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452560544

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 84

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It has been told that the ancient yogis in India had discovered the secret to ultra-longevity, vitality, and virility. And what is that secret? It is the mastery of sacred sexual energy for the joy, bliss, vitality, and continual rejuvenation of the body, the path to immortality. Are you interested in sacred sex? It' s total bliss beyond your wildest dreams. Join me in a life-changing discussion.

How Do We Know the Age of the Universe?

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Author: Mary Lynn Germadnik

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823933822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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Discusses the scientific research which led to the current theories of the age of the universe by examining the lives and work of prominent scientists in the field.