Olympia -Paris in the Age of Manet
Olympia - Paris in The Age of Manet
New York: Harper Collins, 1992
Friedrich brilliantly focuses on the chaos of nineteenth century Paris through the lens of Edouard Manet and his circle.
Wagner, Flaubert, Bismarck, Offenbach, Proust, Degas, Haussmann, Zola, Monet and Victor Hugo are just some of the characters who interact.
A fascinating portrait of a city that was, for an age, the center of the creative universe.