An Affair with Beauty--The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy by James Philip Head
The Magic of Youth

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His friends, many of whom were legends in their own right, appeared to be very loyal to him. He wasn’t just an artist, he was a legend. An Affair with Beauty is highly recommended reading for people who enjoy biographies, art history, and books about the history of the United States.
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Fame, fortune, and beautiful models—Howard Chandler Christy had them all.

Christy was the most famous American painter of the Jazz Age, a time when an elite brotherhood of New York artists dominated the publishing world. Christy had eclipsed all of them with his “Christy Girl,” an idealized woman who redefined beauty, influenced fashion, and inspired generations of women.

The Magic of Youth is the first book in An Affair with Beauty – The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy, a biographical trilogy of the artist’s epic life as told primarily through the eyes of his second wife, Nancy, a former Cosmopolitan model once considered to be one of the most beautiful women in America. As she reflects on her life, Nancy tells of first meeting Christy in 1912 and becoming his top model. She is captivated by his irresistible charm and the glamour of his enchanting world, but discovers that things are not always what they seem and even the great Christy has scandalous secrets.
 

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Published June 9, 2016 by North Loop Books. 295 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Paige Lovitt on Jun 21 2016

His friends, many of whom were legends in their own right, appeared to be very loyal to him. He wasn’t just an artist, he was a legend. An Affair with Beauty is highly recommended reading for people who enjoy biographies, art history, and books about the history of the United States.

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