Divas and Lovers, The Erotic Art of Studio Manassé

Divas and Lovers, The Erotic Art of Studio Manassé

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“This volume features a recently rediscovered cache of captivating portraits from another time and place: a golden age of cinema and cabaret in Vienna of the 1920s and 1930s. The Manasses, a husband-and-wife team from the Viennese beau monde, used retouching techniques to create surreal and noir images that seethe with an erotic symbolism barely concealed beneath a mask of glamorous styling, elegant poses, and extravagant costumes. Photographic historian Monika Faber examines this work as part of the world of cinema-enthralled Vienna, while an accompanying D. H. Lawrence story adds literary resonance to the erotic charge of these extraordinary images.”–BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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